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Mosquito-Repellent Paint Earns Certificate

European coatings company CIN announced on Tuesday (May 28) that its anti-mosquito paint, Artilin 3A Mate, has been awarded a five-year effectiveness certificate.


Norway Unveils World's Tallest Timber Tower

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has confirmed that Mjøstårnet by Voll Arkitekter in Brumunddal, Norway is the world’s tallest timber building upon its completion this month.


Mercedes-Benz Stadium Officially Achieves LEED Platinum

On Sunday, the project team for Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium was presented with its LEED Platinum plaque, officially cementing the structure’s status as the first LEED Platinum sports sta...


CA Passes 'Buy Clean' Act for Contractor Materials

A recently enacted law in California will put new restrictions on the materials state contractors use on infrastructure projects and other jobs, taking concerns about climate change into acc...


CA's 'Buy Clean Act' Will Impact Contractors

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law the Buy Clean California Act that requires state contractors to use low-carbon construction materials.


DC First LEED Platinum City in the World

Washington, D.C., has been named the first LEED for Cities Platinum city in the world, which signifies a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, as well as citywide support in developing clea...


New Line of Bamboo, Cork Flooring Released

Green building and flooring manufacturer Cali Bamboo has released its newest collection of Eco-Engineered bamboo flooring.


Massachusetts Tops New LEED List

Massachusetts has reached the pinnacle of the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual ranking of states with the most LEED-certified projects.


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: Conservation on the OEM Coatings Line

Elimination of one step in the paint process at BMW Group’s Munich plant has allowed the German vehicle manufacturer to save 12,000 tons of CO2 annually during automotive production, accordi...


Lime Recipes Star in New Finishes

Domingue Architectural Finishes has made its official debut in the United States’ architectural finishes scene with a collection of lime wash, mineral paint and plasters.


USGBC Names New President, CEO

The U.S. Green Building Council has revealed that its former COO Mahesh Ramanujam is president and CEO of the green-building organization, effective Nov. 4.


First Full ‘Biobridge’ Opens to Foot Traffic

The campus of a Dutch university reportedly boasts the world’s first “biobridge,” a span built to test and exhibit the potential of building with more environmentally friendly construction m...


Yellowstone Installs Eco-Friendly Pavement

When replacing aging asphalt in the eco-sensitive Yellowstone Geyser Basin, Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park turned to an innovative, porous paving material that is manufactured in part f...


Yellowstone Upgrades Crumbling Trails

Thousands of square feet of crumbling asphalt walkways throughout Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming have been replaced with porous concrete surfaces made from stone and recycled tires.


Axalta Launches Insulation Coatings Series

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier, Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) has announced the introduction of its Voltahyd 2250 series T, M and E electrical insulation coatings, the co...


When It Rains, It Shows

Boston’s sidewalks look just like any other city’s sidewalks…until it rains. A rainy day quickly exposes lines of poetry to the city’s pedestrians.


Concrete, Coatings Deliver Green Honors

Concrete formulation and coating specifications play a role in many of the projects being honored by the American Institute of Architects for their sustainable and ecological design.


Coating Nets Shipper $60K in Credits

A Greek maritime freight company has been named the first ship owner recipient of carbon credits through an eco-friendly program developed by AkzoNobel.


EPA Funds Student, Small Biz Innovation

The Environmental Protection Agency is working with students and small businesses around the country to support green building technologies, innovative technologies that protect the environm...


Hull Coating Leads to Carbon Credits

Paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has issued its first round of carbon credits to ship owners switching to biocide-free hull coating systems to reduce their emissions.


Research Brings Antifouling to Oman

A university in Oman has developed the region’s first antifouling marine nanocoating, according to an announcement following a month-long field test of the coating at a local marina.


Firm Offers Low-VOC Solvent Alternative

Environmentally friendly industrial solvents manufacturer TBF Environmental Technology Inc. has announced the commercial availability of its latest volatile organic content (VOC)-compliant a...


Turning Waste into Eco-friendly Concrete

Seeking to develop a cheaper, more environmentally friendly form of concrete, a team of


Sweet Swap for Portland Cement?

A team of Spanish and Brazilian researchers says it has developed a more environmentally friendly version of concrete.


Monster Welcomes Batbridge

The town of Monster, South Holland, Netherlands, has a bridge built with the unique specifications of some specific residents in mind…and it’s not the townspeople.


Shore Study Reveals Opportunity for Growth

Contractors and manufacturers should see an opportunity to grow and be innovative following a recent study on shoreline hardening, its author says.


Shore Hardening Study: An Opportunity?

Researchers who have been studying shoreline degradation in the U.S. said they hope engineers, contractors and ecologists can work together to create more natural seashore solutions as coast...


Designer Turns Smog into Jewelry

Instead of breathing smog-filled air, a Dutch artist is suggesting people slip smog particles on their fingers or pin them to their shirts.


ACA Offers Green Guide

WASHINGTON--U.S. paint manufacturers have developed a resource aimed at helping architects and contractors achieve “greener” environmental goals.


Comment Time Closing on Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This is the last week to submit comments on Green Seal's proposed overhaul of its standards for paints, coatings, stains and sealers.


Revamp Underway for Coating Standard

WASHINGTON, DC—Fire-resistant coatings, concrete and masonry sealers, and other high-performance product categories are expected to join the next generation of Green Seal's paint and coating...


Input Invited on Paint Standard Revamp

Third-party product certifier Green Seal is seeking comments on its plans to overhaul its standards for paints, coatings, stains and sealers.


A Pipeline Good for What Ales This Town

An unusual pipeline project is brewing underneath the historic Belgian city of Bruges, where government officials have raised a glass in approval.


Wheeling Trash From River to Dump

A trash-collecting water wheel, powered by the river’s current, has hauled in millions of tons of debris—and a lot of attention—in the short time it has been trolling Baltimore’s Inner Harbo...


Powder Coatings Set for Global Surge

Buoyed by their regulatory-friendly green profile, powder coatings are in for several years of robust growth worldwide, a new market forecast reports.


Buildings Meet Healthy Skepticism

Green building is a fixture of our times, but the correlation between buildings and occupant health has proved a tougher sell—especially among the influential medical community, according to...


DIY Goes GIY with Mushrooms

Architects, designers and other innovators will be able to grow their own bio-based products and building materials under a new offering by Ecovative.


Don’t It Paint My Brown Lawn Green?

The grass is always greener when there is plenty of water. And when there isn’t, there is paint.


Brown Lawns Paint a Pick-Me-Up

As the California drought sucks the color out of once-lush lawns, property owners are seeking ways to get their green back without triggering penalties for wasting water.


China Aims for Twin Tower Record

Talk about high hopes: China has unveiled a new project that will include the world’s tallest pair of towers.


World’s Tallest Towers Planned for China

The world’s tallest living wall, the world’s tallest kaleidoscope, and coatings designed to filter pollution are among the amenities planned for the world’s tallest towers, reports say.


Hospital Giant to Shed Flame Retardants

Citing health concerns, one of the nation’s largest health-management organizations will phase out furniture containing toxic flame-retardants at its hundreds of facilities.


3 Architects Win AkzoNobel Design Prize

Three young architects are being honored for Brazilian projects that focus on renewable materials in a new awards program sponsored by AkzoNobel.


EU Opens Multinational Biofouling Push

Eco-friendly marine coatings that leave slime behind are the focus of a new multimillion-dollar European Commission initiative spearheaded by AkzoNobel and the Dutch Polymer Institute.


Schools Make the Green Grade

The first net-zero energy school in Texas and a Georgia college dedicated to restoring the global ecosystem are among this year’s newly anointed best green schools.


Award Focuses on Safe Graffiti Removers

Federal environmental authorities are investing nearly $75,000 in the development of less-toxic paints and graffiti removal products.


Icynene Bows 100% Water-blown SPF

Icynene has introduced ProSeal Eco, a 100 percent water-blown, medium-density closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation, for use in commercial and residential projects.


How Sweet It Is: Cement from Sugar

A stronger, more durable new cement from Denmark holds a sweet secret.


Scientists See Sweet Deal for Cement

Waste ash from sugar production may prove to be an environmentally sweet ingredient in one of the world’s most common building materials, new research suggests.


Dunn-Edwards Bows New Interior Acrylic

Dunn-Edwards Corp. has introduced Everest, a new line of interior paints recommended for high-end residential and commercial projects.


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.


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 ...


Jotun to Eliminate Lead Chromates

Global coatings manufacturer Jotun will phase out lead chromates in 2014 and invest more resources to produce safer, more environmentally responsible paints and coatings.


New Organic Paint Makes Quiet Splash

A New Hampshire mother-daughter team has launched a line of nontoxic paints for baby nurseries, classrooms and other rooms used by children.


Zero-VOC Colorant System Debuts

Diamond Vogel has announced the debut of its PureColor Zero-VOC Colorant System.


Canadian Paint Makers Plan to Recycle

Taking a page from their U.S. counterparts, Canada’s paint and coatings manufacturers say they will operate a post-consumer paint recycling program in Ontario, according to the industry asso...


 
 
   

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