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Axalta Introduces Wood Vibes Collection for the Wood Finishing Industry

Axalta is proud to introduce a new industrial wood coatings campaign, “Wood Vibes.” The collection, inspired by the beauty of nature and power of wildlife, explores color and design trends of the wood coatings industry. The collection coincides with the launch of new labels that empathize the beauty, strength, and versatility of our product portfolio.

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INSTALL connects veterans to floorcovering industry

In April 2016, INSTALL and Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) forged a partnership calling on INSTALL contractors to sponsor veterans with the goal of bringing new skilled workers into the floorcovering industry through apprenticeships. Since then, more than 200 vets have shown interest in an apprenticeship and INSTALL is actively working to connect them to contractors for possible career opportunities.

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New Mobile App Features Most Popular Hardwood Species

The free Reference Guide application, at www.HardwoodInfo.com, not only includes information about the most abundant American Hardwood Species—availability, physical and working characteristics, strength and mechanical properties, and typical applications of each—it also allows users the ability to compare species being considered for a project.

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Specifiers’ Guide to Green Building Products

PRISM asked building materials manufacturers for information about some of their latest and/or most innovative sustainable products which architects might considering specifying for their next project. We asked manufacturers why an architect would specify their product and where an one could find more information. PRISM compiled this information in a guide, listing products by category types in alphabetical order. You can read the entire Specifiers’ Guide to Green Building Products or click on a category or company listed below for specific information.

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High Performance Systems Performs Floor Installation for Electrical Generation Facility in New Jersey

This flooring project was completed for one of the largest electrical generation plants in New Jersey. More specifically the new flooring system would be installed in the machine shop of the facility. In the machine shop old generators and parts were refurbished which, required heavy machining equipment, forklifts, and a 50-ton hoist. Due to the heavy loads and substances required to complete daily machine shop operations, the floor needed to have excellent scratch, abrasion, impact and chemical resistance. To complete the project, High Performance Systems, a local resinous flooring contractor was hired to replace the existing 14,000 sq. ft. floor with a new epoxy system in 3 days. To avoid a plant shutdown, the project was scheduled to start on New Year’s Eve.

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Sherwin-Williams Industrial Wood Coatings Launches Industry-First Online Inspiration Tool

“We’re excited to be pioneers in the industry when it comes to offering wood product designers the ability to securely source the latest colors and finishes on a wide array of wood species with the click of a button,” said Joe Kujawski, Global Director of Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Industrial Wood Coatings Division. “The Virtual Panel Studio is the fastest and easiest way for designers and product developers to not only find inspiration for a perfect finish—but also their competitive edge.” 

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Prespan Floor System Launched by Northeast Precast

Northeast Precast, manufacturer of custom precast panels and systems, has announced the introduction of a new product: Prespan. The patented new flooring system features insulated precast floor planks for both residential and commercial projects.

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GreenCircle Certification Recognized by EPA as a Recommended Ecolabel for Federal Purchasing

GreenCircle Certified, LLC’s (GreenCircle) Certified Environmental Facts (CEF) multi-attribute label for flooring products has been recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Program as a recommended ecolabel for sustainable federal purchasing. The EPA EPP Program provides recommendations of specifications, standards, and ecolabels to help federal purchasers identify and specify environmentally sustainable products and services.

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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018 PRISM Sustainability in the Built Environment featuring resilient design, specifying green walls, interior design in healthcare facilities, healthcare facility sustainable design, and the final part of the series The Economics of Biophilia: Communities.

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018 PRISM Sustainability in the Built Environment featuring resilient design, specifying green walls, interior design in healthcare facilities, healthcare facility sustainable design, and the final part of the series The Economics of Biophilia: Communities.

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

Photo: Cedar Rapids Public Library (Cedar Rapids, IA)- LEED Platinum. SageGlass® is advanced dynamic glass that can be electronically tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass enables you to control sunlight and glare without blinds or shades, maintaining your view and connection to the outdoors and significantly reducing energy consumption. With an ever growing list of LEED certified installations, SageGlass is committed to USGBC’s mission of sustaining eco-friendly building interiors and conserving energy, benefitting everyone in the built environment.

Photo: Cedar Rapids Public Library (Cedar Rapids, IA)- LEED Platinum. SageGlass® is advanced dynamic glass that can be electronically tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass enables you to control sunlight and glare without blinds or shades, maintaining your view and connection to the outdoors and significantly reducing energy consumption. With an ever growing list of LEED certified installations, SageGlass is committed to USGBC’s mission of sustaining eco-friendly building interiors and conserving energy, benefitting everyone in the built environment.

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