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D+D Online Features

from D+D Print, Fall 2017


2017: A Look at the Past and Future of
Cool-Roof Coatings

from D+D In Depth, September 2017 ; by Kurt Schwahn, Anvil Paints & Coatings Inc.

In the past 20 years, the search for cooler, safer, longer-lasting roof coatings has ...


Fundamentals of Roof Coating System Specifications: The Keys to Success

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by ERIC BENNUNG, ACRYMAX TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Despite the wide variety of roof coatings on the market, there are several key princi...


Key Considerations for Coating Metal Roofs

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by STEVEN HEINJE, GAF

From cleaning to working with factory finishes, there are a number of issues to be aw...


Black vs. White and Everything in Between

from D+D In Depth, February 2017 ; by JARRETT B. DAVIS, HALL a/e/c PA

Is a white coating always the best choice for roofs? Not necessarily. In many cases, ...


Let the Sun Shine! Coatings for Solar Technology

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology

Imagine generating free electricity just by painting a roof or a sunlit wall! While p...


From 3 Years of Aging to 3 Days: Generating
Interim Roof Ratings with Laboratory Aging

from D+D In Depth, March 2016 ; by Carolyn Richter, Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory developed an accelerated weathering test of...


Cool Customers

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Francesca Crolley, Industrial Nanotech, Inc.

Energy-saving roof coatings tech evolves to include factory-applied options.


The Color of Durability

from D+D Print, October 2014 ; by Mark M. Ryan Jr., The Shepherd Color Company

Today’s high-tech pigments provide value beyond aesthetics.


Cooler Than Cool Roofs

from D+D Print, July 2014 ; by Hashem Akbari, Ph.D., Concordia University

Next-gen coatings will be cool to the touch, more durable and as beautiful as any st...


Cool Roofs, Hot Paybacks?

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

While warm, sunny climates will see fastest returns, in most cases cool roofs make ec...


What’s Up With Cool Roof Coatings?

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC

This article presents the “Top 10 Facts about Cool Roof Coatings” from an industry ex...


Exploring Marine Applications for Heat-Reflective Coatings

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Rob Portsmouth, Huntsman Pigments

This article describes the background of solar reflective coatings technology and dis...


LEEDing the Way to Green Roofing

from D+D Online Features, October 2012 ; by Jen Kramer

Imagine going to school in a building where the classroom itself is an integral part ...


Roof-Coatings Study Builds Knowledge Base on Performance Questions

from D+D Online Features, November 2011 ; by Walter Scarborough

The vast majority of research that takes place in the design and construction industr...


Hot Topic, Cool Concepts: Efficiency Mandate Drives Building-System Advances

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Allen F. Zielnik

Some Like it Hot, the classic 1959 Billy Wilder comedy declared. The plot may have th...


Cool Cats (and Dogs): Shelter-Project Roof Takes Bite out of Energy Bill

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Joe Maty

A white, reflective “cool roof” and low-VOC interior paint, sealants and caulking hav...


News

from PWC, September/October 2010

Around the industry, supplier and association updates


Cool Roofs, Hot Prospects

from PWC, November 2009 ; by Pamela Mills-Senn

With today's coatings, a sky-high opportunity awaits. Also: Selling the Savings; Wher...


SPF and coatings: One cool duo

from JAC, October/November 2009 ; by Mitch Clifton, NCFI Polyurethanes

Spray foam, combined with reflective topcoat, pays dividends in the energy-efficient ...


BASF earns LEED-EB designation; California Paints acquires Progress

from JAC, August/September 2009

Also: PPG cool-roof initiative; Polished-concrete institute spec revision; BASF onlin...


A green evolution in fluoropolymer chemistry

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Development of new water-borne technologies said to hold potential for significantly ...


JAC, PaintSquare sites launch Webinars & Education section

from JAC, June/July 2009


JAC, TPC build on mission with entry into webinar dimension

from JAC, June/July 2009


Recent product releases

from JAC, June/July 2009


Stretching the life of the single-ply roof

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Penny Gift, Republic Powdered Metals Inc.

Current coatings technologies provide economical means to restore aging surfaces, wit...


On second thought, what's wrong with a bonus?

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Joe Maty


Pausing for reflection on aging of the cool roof

from JAC, June/July 2008 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC


Green and Golden

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

JAC’s ‘Top Picks’ reflect evolution of sustainable design and building - and the dive...


The roofing outlook: Cooling trend to continue

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Impending changes in ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and new provisions in California Title 24 p...


Like wow: A lesson on cool and green in L.A.

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC

Like wow: A lesson on cool and green in L.A.


Maximizing roof-coating performance in the emerging era of the cool roof

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Jim Leonard, ERSystems Inc.

Surface preparation, chemistry, and attention to application guidelines hold the key ...


JAC Buying and Specifying Guide

from JAC, December 2007

In the first annual JAC Buying and Specifying Guide, information from more than 160 m...


Cool roofs: Assuming a higher profile in key building codes and standards

from JAC, August/September 2007 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

If any lingering doubts persist in the design and building professions regarding the ...


Cool-roof technologies - One cool concept: A roof-system calculator

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by Andre O. Desjarlais, Thomas W. Pterie, and William A. Miller, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Buildings Technology Center

A web-based program quantifies and compares the effects of various surface types on e...


The basics on elastomerics and other roof-coatings solutions

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, KTA-Tator and Joe Maty, JAC Editor

In the current realm of roof-coatings technologies, the specifier, arhitect, or build...


Cool wall joins cool roof as demand grows for climate change in building and design

from JAC, April/May 2007

In the warp-speed-evolving world of green and sustainable building and design, cool i...


Fluoroppolymer-coatings technology takes the plunge into waterborne chemistry

from JAC, April/May 2007

If it is conceded that the concept of sustainability in design and construction shoul...


At Dallas school district, combination of SPF, white reflective roof coating makes the grade

from JAC, March/April 2007

The insulating and seamless waterproofing properties of a spray polyurethane foam (SP...


Making the case for the SPF roof

from JAC, March/April 2007

The well established roofing system referred to here is spray polyurethane foam or SP...


Roof Coatings - Cooling it in California: Restoration approach grants new lease on life to convention center roof

from JAC, January/February 2007

Restoration approach grants new lease on life to convention center roof.


A darker shade of cool

from JAC, October/November 2006 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

New technologies offer promise of lower temperatures, broader color choices for tradi...


Roof Coatings - Cool under fire

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Scott Kriner, Akzo Nobel Coatings

Reflective-coatings technologies for metal are keeping the hot simmer from boiling ov...


Roof Coatings - Cooling trend

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by George Daisey, Rohm and Haas Company

It’s not stretching things to say elastomeric roof coatings have helped to catalyze t...


Chill factor: Cool-roof fever is catching on

from JAC, April/May 2006

Up on the roof, it’s green to be cool. Reflectivity, emissivity, and lighter colors a...


It’s a matter of degrees

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik

Getting a read on ‘cool roof’ technologies and other energy-conserving coatings ideas


 
 
   

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