D+D Online February 2012

In This Issue...


HKS’s LEED Believer: Sustainability VP Mundell Puts Faith in Green Ideal

by Joe Maty

Chris Mundell, vice president and sustainable design coordinator at HKS Inc., finds that he’s often asked the question, Does LEED really work? “I’m not sure if we can truly give a definitive answer at this time,” Mundell said in a recent conversation with Durability + Design.


Information Underload: Presenting the Argument for Product Standards

by Walter Scarborough

A significant deficiency exists in the world of architectural paints and coatings that is not encountered in the industrial and maintenance coatings side of the market.


Artistry and Chemistry: Color Theory and Practice with Polished Concrete

by Howard Jancy

Almost two decades ago, colored concrete flooring found its way into the lexicon of architects and interior designers. As topical concrete coloring was rediscovered, designers realized that a dull and lifeless-appearing concrete slab could be enlivened with natural colors and imaginative tooling.


Restoration Role Powers the Sustainability Prowess of Reflective Roof Coatings

by Bob Brenk and Jayson L. Helsel

Field-applied, solar-reflective coatings offer a powerful sustainability option for the restoration and maintenance of low-slope roofs on a variety of commercial, institutional, educational, and other buildings.


The Holistic Approach to Sustainability Mandate: It’s Green and it Performs

by Kenneth A. Trimber

It hardly comes as “news” that increased interest in the use of environmentally friendly materials in new construction and renovation has significantly altered, if not completely revolutionized, the marketplace.


   
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