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Research Looks at Coating for Heat, Cooling

Researchers at Columbia Engineering, out of Columbia University in the City of New York, have developed porous polymer coatings that they say enable “inexpensive and scalable ways to control...


Research Looks at Cool Roofs, Heat Waves

A recent study by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory takes a look at the impact cool roofs could have in California, with the goal of shielding p...


Researchers Confirm Coolness of 'Egyptian Blue'

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently confirmed the cooling characteristics of an ancient pigment: Egyptian blue.


Smart Surfaces Coalition Launches

Late last week, more than 20 organizations announced the formation of the Smart Surfaces Coalition, a group dedicated to helping cities adopt cost-effective solutions to cut excess heat days...


CRRC Talks Ins, Outs of Rated Products Directory

Twenty years have passed since the Cool Roof Rating Council was first established through a partnership between roofing manufacturers, government, national laboratories, utilities and non-pr...


Company Develops Cooling Paint That Uses Sunlight

SolCold, a firm based in Israel, has developed a coating to keep roofs cool with the help of the sun and the technology behind laser cooling.


New Coating Cools When Exposed to Sunlight

An Israel-based firm SolCold says that it has developed a coating that keeps roofs cool with the help of an unexpected source: the sun.


New D+D In Depth Issue Released

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring four articles on cool-roof coatings, waterborne UV wood coatings and popularity of EIFS, is now available online.


Protective Coatings Made for Cool Roofs

Two new cool roof solutions from Kemper System America Inc. are designed to extend the life of metal roofs, built-up roofing, modified bitumen and aged single-ply roof systems.


Study: Bigger is Better in Green Building

Green building certification programs are having a significant impact on large-scale Class A buildings, however effectiveness of these programs flounders as buildings decrease in size.


New D+D In Depth Issue Released

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring four articles on technological advances and standards in architectural coatings, is now available online.


Engineers Develop New Cooling Material

A team of engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have invented a scalable metamaterial, which can cool objects that are under direct sunlight with zero energy and water consumption.


Cool Roof Coatings Market Heats Up

Globally, the cool roof coating market is expected to reach $5.41 billion by 2025, up from $2.8 billion in 2015, a new study suggests.


New Issue Now Online

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring four articles on technological advances and standards in architectural coatings, is now available online.


RCMA Announces Roof Coatings Category Rule

Roof coating manufacturers and other experts have developed a resource aimed at calculating and reporting the environmental attributes of roof coating materials.


Study: Ruby is the New White for Roofs

A new study suggests that dark colored roofs can stay just as cool as those painted white, according to research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


New Cool Roof Coating Shows Promise

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee say they’ve developed a reflective coating that could change the game in the world of cool roof coatings.


Roof Coatings Made to Cool, Protect

Rhino Linings Corp. (San Diego) has introduced a cool roof system made to improve building energy efficiency and extend the service life of new and existing roofs.


Study: Cool Roofs Beat Heat in all Climes

New research suggests reflective roof coatings and other technologies work to combat the “urban heat island effect” even in cities covered in snow for several months out of the year.


D+D In Depth March Issue Focus:
Coatings for Hospitals, Building Enclosures

Featuring articles on coatings for healthcare facilities as well as building enclosures, the March issue of D+D In Depth, Durability + Design’s monthly magazine, will be released Wednesday (...


‘Cool Roof’ Made to Boost Energy Efficiency

The new Kemperol Reflect 2K FR cool roof system is said to dramatically reduce the impact of infrared rays, while improving building energy efficiency.


Study: Heat Improves Cool Roof Effect

A recent study suggests that white roofs can decrease the amount of urban heat island effect during a heat wave, according to research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


Roof Coatings Group Reports Success

With 2015 having come to a close, the association that represents roof coatings manufacturers has announced that it achieved five strategic goals and a successful merger with another associa...


Flame Retardant Causes Warehouse Fire

A flame retardant stored in a California foam insulation, coatings and roofing company’s warehouse led to a hazardous materials scare for firefighters after it caught fire and then exploded.


Glass Paint Designed to Cool Roofs

From metal roofs to naval ships, a novel coating can supposedly keep surfaces at air temperature under the sun and prevent premature aging.


Glass-Based Coating to Protect Ships

A researcher at Johns Hopkins University set out to develop an environmentally friendly coating to deflect the damaging heat and rays of the sun and prolong the life of metal structures.


Study: White Roofs Keep the Temp Down

Researchers at Queensland University of Technology have discovered that a certain reflective, white coating can decrease a building’s inside temperature when it’s applied to the roof.


'Cool Blue' Tech for Coatings, Roofs

Coatings, plastics and roofing materials may soon feature a brilliant blue pigment.


Material Cools Roof Below Ambient Temp

SYDNEY--Australian scientists have reportedly developed a material capable of keeping a roof cooler than the air that surrounds it, even in intense summer conditions.


Roof Coatings are Looking Up

DALLAS—Jump-started by surging regulations, products, construction and disposable income, the global roof coatings market is primed for growth in the years ahead, a new forecast reports.


Report Raises Roof on Coating Prospects

DALLAS—Rebounding along with the construction industry, the global roof coatings market is looking up in the years ahead.


Aging Roofs 3 Years in 3 Days

BERKELEY, CA—A “cool roof time machine” developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory could help dramatically speed the spread of cool-roof technology worldwide.


Coatings Groups to Share One Roof

Aiming to strengthen the voice of the roof coatings industry, the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI) have merged.


Cooling Roofs in the Middle East

Dow Construction Chemicals will turn to the Middle East to manufacture a new cool-roof coating material designed for the environmental rigors of that region.


RCMA Brings Experts Together

Cool roofs, hot technologies and other building science updates filled the agenda at this year's roof coatings conference in Baltimore.


In the Lab: Keeping White Roofs White

A white roof coating that can repel both water and dirt, even in the smoggiest cities, is the latest focus of a U.S.-China building science research partnership underway at several federal f...


Making Roofs Both Cool and Colorful

Dark, attractive metal roof and façades that are just as "cool" as their traditional white counterparts are the goal of a new research partnership by PPG Industries and the Department of Ene...


DOE Funds ‘Cool’ Pigment Research

The world’s largest coating manufacturer has been awarded $224,000 to help develop new pigment technology for cool metal roof and façade coatings.


Study: White Roof Beats Green, Black

When it comes to roofing types, white wins. White roofs are more cost-effective over a 50-year period than green (vegetated) or black roofs, according to a new study.


Smart Coatings Market Set to Surge

Forecasters are expecting a “staggering” and sustained across-the-board growth spurt for the global smart coatings industry.


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Enlisted by the military, tended by the medical field, and built up by the construction industry, smart coatings have a brilliant future.


Roof Coating Makers Pitch Congress

Tax concerns and ozone targets topped the list of concerns that America's roof coatings manufacturers have laid at the door of Congress.


Cool Webinar Topic: Pavement Coatings

Cool pavement coating technologies, projects and research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will be discussed in a free upcoming webinar sponsored by Durability + Design.


Energy Firm Unveils Cool Roof Coating

A Pennsylvania-based consultant on energy efficiency in facilities has entered the roof coatings business.


Pittsburgh to Brighten Roofs, Cool Off

City officials in Pittsburgh, PA, hope to reduce building cooling costs by as much as 15 percent by installing white, solar-reflective coatings to the roofs of 10 city-owned buildings under ...


ITW Polymers Sealants Revamps Units

ITW Polymers Sealants North America Inc. has reorganized and streamlined its business units to allow for larger-scale operations, the company says.


Top 10 Green Projects Take AIA Honors

Cool roof technologies, zero-VOC paints and tight building envelopes are just a few of the “green” features showcased in 10 projects that were recently recognized by the AIA and its Committe...


New Roof Membrane Smooths, Reflects

A global roof coating and membrane producer has added a self-adhering, white, reflective product to its lineup of “Kool Roof Solution” products.


Roof Coaters Offer Interactive VOC Maps

Trying to navigate which of the many VOC regulations govern your coatings project area? Now, there's a tool that can help.


 
 
   

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