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Architectural zinc façade and wall cladding systems offer sustainable advantage

Zinc has a long and well-developed history as a building material. For more than 200 years it has been used to clad and roof buildings in Europe. During the last several decades, it has gained popularity on North American buildings for its sustainability, resiliency, recyclability and versatility. The benefits of architectural zinc products support criteria for several state and federal green building initiatives, and programs including BREEAM® certification, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Green Globes system and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® rating system.

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Sherwin-Williams unveils Urbane Bronze as 2021 color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams announces its 2021 Color of the Year: Urbane Bronze SW 7048. “Urbane Bronze is just one more way to bring in nature through design and is a great color to accentuate window trim, columns and accent walls in commercial spaces,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “It works well with other elements of biophilic design, including large, light-filled spaces and indoor greenery.”

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LafargeHolcim in the U.S. rebrands blended cement portfolio, calls on engineering community to adopt solutions that lower carbon emissions

LafargeHolcim family of companies in the U.S. has rebranded its portfolio of blended cements and supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) as the Envirocore™ Series. LafargeHolcim is calling on architects, engineers, contractors and ready-mix producers to adopt more sustainable products in order to lower the industry’s carbon footprint.

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PPG announces ‘Be Well’ 2021 Palette of the Year

Emulating both the optimism felt in nature and soothing nostalgia, the PPG 2021 Palette of the Year “Be Well” was unveiled September 1, consisting of hues Transcend, Big Cypress and Misty Aqua. “With the world sheltering in place for the better half of the year, we have begun to crave human connection and embrace simple activities, including walking, hiking, baking and gardening,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager, architectural and industrial coatings. “This organic and hopeful palette represents what we have been longing for after decades of overstimulation and overconsumption – simplicity and restfulness.”

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CARVART and Kinestral Technologies announce launch of CARVART glassTINT and glassTINT Plus, powered by Halio®

CARVART and Kinestral Technologies, Inc. today announced that they have entered a partnership to combine CARVART’s leading architectural products, custom engineering, and hardware systems with Kinestral’s Halio® smart-tinting glass. CARVART powered by Halio encompasses a seamless integration of CARVART products with Halio smart-tinting technology and is available as glassTINT and glassTINT > Plus.

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CHRYSO and SOLIDIA partner to deploy ultra-low CO2 concrete

CHRYSO announces its partnership with Solidia Technologies, a start-up inventor of revolutionary technology for green cement and concrete. The two companies will collaborate to improve the sustainability performance and material properties of Solidia® ultra-low CO2 concrete through their combined chemical expertise.

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Air barriers

Reclad with StoTherm ci solves water intrusion problems for North Myrtle Beach condo community

The Edgewater Condominiums, with 260 units near the Atlantic Ocean in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., were built over a period of five years and completed 10 years ago. The Edgewater COA Board of Directors voted to replace the stucco on all buildings. Jason Smith, AIA, Senior Architect of Construction Science and Engineering (CSE), specified approximately 250,000 SF of StoTherm® ci Lotusan®, a continuous insulation wall system.

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Brick

Brickworks opens first North American Design Studio in Philadelphia

Brickworks North America Corporation, the parent company of Glen-Gery Corporation, announced Tuesday the Grand Opening of its first North American Design Studio located in Philadelphia. "We're incredibly thrilled to debut our first North American Brickworks Design Studio in Philadelphia to meet the contemporary style needs of today's architects and designers," said Mark Ellenor, President, Brickworks North America. "An increasing number of design-focused professionals are choosing brick because of its limitless creative potential. Available in a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and shapes, brick is a multi-dimensional building material that can add history and personality to any project."

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Coatings

Sherwin-Williams unveils Urbane Bronze as 2021 color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams announces its 2021 Color of the Year: Urbane Bronze SW 7048. “Urbane Bronze is just one more way to bring in nature through design and is a great color to accentuate window trim, columns and accent walls in commercial spaces,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “It works well with other elements of biophilic design, including large, light-filled spaces and indoor greenery.”

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Concrete

LafargeHolcim in the U.S. rebrands blended cement portfolio, calls on engineering community to adopt solutions that lower carbon emissions

LafargeHolcim family of companies in the U.S. has rebranded its portfolio of blended cements and supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) as the Envirocore™ Series. LafargeHolcim is calling on architects, engineers, contractors and ready-mix producers to adopt more sustainable products in order to lower the industry’s carbon footprint.

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Curtain wall

One Dalton Place in Boston

Designed jointly by Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Gary Johnson of Cambridge Seven, the 61-story One Dalton Place in Boston, features PPG DURANAR® XL liquid coatings in a metallic pewter finish, a color selected for its ability to provide a seamless, nearly invisible complement to the structure’s tinted glass curtain wall.

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Exterior paints and coatings

Northwestern’s DeWitt Family Science Center coated in Fluropon

Northwestern’s DeWitt Family Science Center is an eco-friendly and state-of-the-art 61,000 square-foot facility which creates a grand entrance to the campus of Northwestern College. Northwestern College utilized CMBA Architects, the Architect of Record, and HGA, acting as Design Architect, to bring the Dewitt Family Science Center to fruition. The building is brought to life with Americlad Quality Metalcrafts LLC’s AC-4000 flat lock panels. The panels were coated in three custom hues of Sherwin-Williams® Coil Coatings Fluropon® 70% PVDF coil coating.

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Floors

The VersaFlex Family of Companies announces joint venture with Resdev Limited

The VersaFlex Family of Companies, in collaboration with Resdev Limited announces the formation of the joint venture, Resdev VF LLC. This new company will bring together RESDEV's specialty flooring, parking deck, and concrete repair systems with VersaFlex's specialty coatings, linings & technical foams portfolio. 

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Glass

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Interior paints

Sherwin-Williams unveils Urbane Bronze as 2021 color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams announces its 2021 Color of the Year: Urbane Bronze SW 7048. “Urbane Bronze is just one more way to bring in nature through design and is a great color to accentuate window trim, columns and accent walls in commercial spaces,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “It works well with other elements of biophilic design, including large, light-filled spaces and indoor greenery.”

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Metal

Architectural zinc façade and wall cladding systems offer sustainable advantage

Zinc has a long and well-developed history as a building material. For more than 200 years it has been used to clad and roof buildings in Europe. During the last several decades, it has gained popularity on North American buildings for its sustainability, resiliency, recyclability and versatility. The benefits of architectural zinc products support criteria for several state and federal green building initiatives, and programs including BREEAM® certification, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Green Globes system and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® rating system.

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Roofs

Architectural zinc façade and wall cladding systems offer sustainable advantage

Zinc has a long and well-developed history as a building material. For more than 200 years it has been used to clad and roof buildings in Europe. During the last several decades, it has gained popularity on North American buildings for its sustainability, resiliency, recyclability and versatility. The benefits of architectural zinc products support criteria for several state and federal green building initiatives, and programs including BREEAM® certification, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Green Globes system and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® rating system.

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Waterproofing

Reclad with StoTherm ci solves water intrusion problems for North Myrtle Beach condo community

The Edgewater Condominiums, with 260 units near the Atlantic Ocean in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., were built over a period of five years and completed 10 years ago. The Edgewater COA Board of Directors voted to replace the stucco on all buildings. Jason Smith, AIA, Senior Architect of Construction Science and Engineering (CSE), specified approximately 250,000 SF of StoTherm® ci Lotusan®, a continuous insulation wall system.

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Wood

Okland Construction headquarters in Salt Lake City

Okland hired WRNS Studio to renovate and expand their existing headquarters. Using LEED, Living Building Challenge, and WELL, WRNS worked with Okland to craft a healthy, inspirational workplace that connects employees with one another and their natural environment. Strategies focused on using healthy, regional materials, maximizing daylighting and views, and creating a warm and engaging sense of place.

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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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