Articles (59)


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 ...


From Start to Finishes: Innovative Coating Solutions for Metal Panels

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by DAVE DONOVAN, CENTRIA COATING SYSTEMS

Metal panels may have a long history as a building product, but advances in architect...


Waterborne Functional Coatings: Combating Noise, Heat and Air Pollution

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by LEO PROCOPIO, JUSTIN GIMBAL, DHARA METLA AND
PAUL DOLL, THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY

Coatings are constantly being asked to go to greater extremes, such as lower VOC and ...


Call the Doctor – My Building Is Sick

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC

“Sick building syndrome” and “building-related illness” are terms that describe the n...


Getting to the Bottom of Green Roof Success

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by BRIAN KELLY, KEMPER SYSTEM AMERICA, INC.

Landscaping is no longer limited to the grounds surrounding the building, but is find...


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, ...


What Color is Your Green Paint?

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

Green building has grown from a specialty niche into a driving force within the archi...


Health Care Facility Finishes: What Matters and Why?

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Robert J. Kobet, AIA, LEED Faculty, The Kobet Collaborative

Health care workers share insights on the selection and maintenance of green design e...


Epoxy Goes to School

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Michael R. Van De Mark, Ameya Natu and Sagar Gade, Missouri S&T Coatings Institute, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Understanding environmental, regulatory and performance issues is key to successful c...


Smooth Moves

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Gary Henry

A sandless acrylic plaster helps provide a California middle school with a classic lo...


State of the Industry 2015

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Amy Woodall

Executives delve into the challenges and opportunities for the year ahead.


Healthy Coatings for Schools: An Industry Grows Up

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Robert J. Kobet, AIA, LEED Faculty, The Kobet Collaborative

A green building pioneer shares lessons learned in a career that evolved with the mov...


Picture This!

from D+D Print, November 2013


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...


Design + Roof Coatings: Hitting It Out Of Marlins Park

from D+D Print, May 2013 ; by Jen Kramer, Editor in Chief, Durability + Design

Award-winning design, LEED-certified coatings, environmentally conscious construction...


Architectural Coatings: State of the Technology

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012

Durability + Design asked leaders from a cross-section of the coatings industr...


A Green Roofing Report Card

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

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process is a v...


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 ...


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

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

It hardly comes as “news” that increased interest in the use of environmentally frien...


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

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Joe Maty

Chris Mundell, vice president and sustainable design coordinator at HKS Inc., finds t...


‘Green Schoolhouse’ Mission Takes Flight with Phoenix Projects

from D+D Online Features, April 2011 ; by Joe Maty

The Green Schoolhouse Series (Carlsbad, Calif.) expects to break ground later this ye...


Game Changer: ‘CHPS’ Schools Go by Different Set of Rules

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, Durability + Design

Entering the fray in the school design and construction arena in California isn’t the...


Variation on a Theme: E’Terra Inn’s Holistic Interpretation of Green

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

You might say that Laurie Adams, owner of the E’Terra Inn near Tobermory, Ontario, ta...


In Greenbuild’s Wake Follows Evolution of Sustainability Theory

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

Green building is growing up. The movement has picked up immense power and momentum a...


Coatings Net Points for Residential Site’s LEED Silver Triumph

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

A white, reflective “cool roof” and low- and low-VOC interior coatings won points for...


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...


The cool metric adds to ‘green’ profile of concrete in standard gray, other shades

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

It should be noted that the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system is also ...


Green Takes the Gold: PWC's first Green Awards

from PWC, May/June 2010

Yes, green products are durable. No, they're not more expensive. And, boy, are they ...


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...


High-performance schools move to the classroom forefront

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Campaigns to enhance health, safety, and energy efficiency sharpen the focus on indoo...


Prescribing green measures in the practice of health care

from JAC, May 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

LEED, Green Guide programs recommend detailed regimens of sustainable design, materi...


The many shades of green

from JAC, May 2009

Top Green Projects reflect the multifaceted nature of design and materials that contr...


Sto Corp. Names CFO

from JPCL, April 2009


Product Pipeline

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


Powerful medicine

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The architects of the new Pittsburgh Children's Hospital employed vibrant colors, bol...


USGBC plans ‘next evolution’ with LEED 2009

from JAC, June/July 2008

The U.S. Green Building Council recently launched a process to revise the LEED Green ...


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...


Green Building 101: The paint and coatings track

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Paul Nutcher, Green Apple Group LLC

This review of green building and its implications for paint and coatings examines th...


CHPS: Fueling high-octane school designs

from JAC, March/April 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The California program Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) oversees the...


Polished concrete: Gaining traction in the green-building arena

from JAC, March/April 2008 ; by Greg Schwietz, L&M Construction Chemicals

A polished concrete floor system, when viewed as a whole, can help increase the energ...


Maximizing the yield from the garden roof

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

The garden roof may be as green as it gets, but specification of this increasingly po...


Akzo Nobel announces ICI acquisition agreement

from JAC, August/September 2007

Akzo Nobel N.V. reported an agreement to acquire ICI plc for approximately 8 billion ...


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 ...


Finding the way to LCA

from JAC, April/May 2007 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

In the rapidly expanding universe of green and sustainable design and construction, l...


Fire Resistive Coatings: Architectural designs figure prominently in use of thin-film intumescent coatings

from JAC, March/April 2007

The use of intumescent fire - resistive coatings figured prominently in a shimmering,...


Office Buildings - Office greenery

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The Capitol East End Complex, Block 225 in Sacramento cast a different light on green...


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.


Second opinions

from JAC, August/September 2006 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

The Green Guide for Health Care is adding a new dimension to design approaches and ma...


At Willow School, winds of change buffet the blueprint

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

The doctrine of respect for the environment is more than an element of the core curri...


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...


Durability: Grading of the green

from JAC, April/May 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Do eco-friendly coatings measure up in the performance exam? The subject may require ...


Platinum jewel

from JAC, April/May 2006

The Alberici Corporation headquarters building in St. Louis, recipient of the LEED Pl...


Green Building Council issues updated LEED for new construction

from JAC, January 2006

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the launch of LEED® (Leade...


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


A different slant on sustainability

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Joe Maty

Talk about contrasts. The setting was Las Vegas, bastion of hedonism, materialism, an...


Aligning facilities tradition with education: Considering the big picture in charting coatings material and application strategies

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Peter Brown and Andrew Wilson

This review explores current directions in school planning and design and examines im...


Dreams of 'green' peace and other Utopian notions

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Joe Maty

Collaborative effort required to fix certification system for green coatings


Ecomania: Special Report on Green Coatings

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Joe Maty

Methods of certifying coatings as “green” are described and critiqued by architects, ...


USGBC issues draft of new LEED system for new construction

from JAC, April 2005

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently issued a “first public-comment draft...


 
 
   

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