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Apogee publishes updated whitepaper, “Window Replacement: Unrealized Benefits to Building Owners”

There are approximately six million commercial buildings in the U.S., nearly half of which are more than 40 years old, according to a 2019 report from the American Institute of Architects. Within their lifespan, window system solutions and energy standards have evolved significantly – presenting an opportunity for building owners and occupants to reduce energy costs, improve tenant satisfaction, and increase the value of their properties.

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Echelon Aria Slim™ Stone wins Product Innovation Award (PIA) from Architectural Products magazine

Oldcastle APG announces that Echelon Aria Slim™ Stone has been awarded a Product Innovation Award (PIA) from Architectural Products magazine. Highlighting the most innovative developments, the PIA Awards are earned by products manufactured for better performance, affordability and sustainability. Recognized for increased durability and reduced installation time, Aria Slim Stone delivers the elegant appearance of long, clean lines with a unique 36-inch profile.

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Breakthrough tool launched at Greenbuild empowers users to radically reduce embodied carbon in buildings and infrastructure

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (“EC3”) a free, open-access tool, based on the industry’s first database of digitized Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), will allow architects, engineers, owners, construction companies, building material suppliers and policy makers to easily evaluate and reduce embodied carbon emissions from construction materials, effectively empowering them to reduce embodied carbon within buildings at scale.

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Feldman Architecture honors historic Engine Company No. 8

Fire station turned event space turned Feldman Architecture headquarters, the Engine Company No. 8’s rustic bones and sweeping skylights held great potential for a welcoming, open floor workspace flooded with light. The Feldman Architecture team looked to honor the original design of the historic building by accentuating its beautifully weathered exposed brick walls and elegant steel beams.

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Sto Corp. introduces The A.R.T. of reStore™ building facade restoration solution

It’s all spelled out in its name. “A.R.T. stands for Aesthetics, Repair and Transformation,” said Zak Veres, Product Manager, Facade Restoration for Sto Corp, “Or more plainly, what do you want your building to look like? What are your building’s issues and how are we going to fix them? And how can we transform the performance of your building?”

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Mohawk receives Canada’s first zero carbon dual certification

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk College has become the first building in Canada to receive Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Standard certification in both the Design and Performance categories from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). The high-performance building envelope, consisting of triple-pane glazing and insulated pre-cast sandwich panels, maximizes heating, cooling and natural light.

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Legacy Plaza unites seven nonprofits in a three-building complex featuring renovated exteriors with Tubelite’s energy-efficient systems

The property originally was constructed in 1975, prior to the advent of commercial window systems with high-performance, low-e, insulated glazing and thermally broken framing members. Along with its non-thermally broken frames and existing 0.25-inch clear, monolithic glass with a reflective bronze film, time and weather had caused the caulking and seals to deteriorate.

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Exterior paints and coatings

Sto Corp. introduces The A.R.T. of reStore™ building facade restoration solution

It’s all spelled out in its name. “A.R.T. stands for Aesthetics, Repair and Transformation,” said Zak Veres, Product Manager, Facade Restoration for Sto Corp, “Or more plainly, what do you want your building to look like? What are your building’s issues and how are we going to fix them? And how can we transform the performance of your building?”

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Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) report verifies ResinDek® mezzanine flooring complies with International Building Codes (IBC) and International Residential Codes (IRC)

"Having documentation such as this report from an organization that is widely known and trusted by code officials saves time during the permitting process," explained Scott McGill, Director of Engineering for Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products. "Our ResinDek engineered flooring product is still relatively new in the marketplace, meaning building officials may not be familiar with it. IAPMO's UES Reports provide officials with a single document that details all the relevant testing data, as well as lists all the requirements for code acceptance—including for 1-, 1.5- and 2-hour UL fire-resistance rated assemblies."

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Glass

Consolidated Glass Holdings appoints Tracy Rogers as technical services director

In his new role, Tracy Rogers will work directly with the Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc. (CGH) architectural division—including J.E. Berkowitz, Columbia Commercial Building Products, and Solar Seal—as well as support the CGH procurement, manufacturing, and sales teams. Rogers also will provide technical assistance, design guidance, and field support to customers and design professionals.

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Interior paints

Announcing the PANTONE Color of the Year 2020: PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue

Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.

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Waterproofing

Polyglass redesigns Polystick® MU-X high temperature underlayment

Polyglass U.S.A. Inc. announces that Polystick® MU-X self-adhered, high temperature underlayment has been redesigned. A secondary water barrier for roof coverings, Polystick MU-X features an enhanced black polypropylene film, improving membrane walkability and reducing bleed through, according to the company.

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Wood

Miller Hull Partnership-designed Del Mar Civic Center celebrates community and sustainability

Miller Hull Partnership’s award-winning Del Mar Civic Center includes a 3,000-square-foot Town Hall, a 9,000-square-foot City Hall, a 13,000-square-foot Town Commons, and parking. The area’s mild climate means that the complex essentially functions off-the-grid (the complex was designed for net zero operations); passive ventilation provides cooling (windows are programmed to open when appropriate), site water is captured for reuse, and a rooftop solar array and battery system account for approximately 75% of all electrical use.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

Sto RapidGuard is a single-component, multi-use air barrier and waterproofing material that seals rough openings, seams, sheathing joints, cracks, penetrations, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.

Sto RapidGuard is a single-component, multi-use air barrier and waterproofing material that seals rough openings, seams, sheathing joints, cracks, penetrations, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.

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Cradle to Cradle Certified products

The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.

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