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Category: Rainscreen

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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Sto restructures sales force

“As a company, we must adapt and reshape to meet evolving market needs,” said Jose Berlingeri, President and CEO, Sto Americas. “This restructuring positions Sto to provide the support required in the field within a structure that allows us to grow strategically, while remaining nimble enough to act quickly to respond to new challenges and opportunities.”

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Western Specialty Contractors explains the benefits of rainscreen systems

Walls with rainscreen systems tend to be more durable and are less prone to costly repairs resulting from water damage. In addition to water infiltration, rainscreen systems are also effective at managing air infiltration, negative wind pressures, heat transfer and vapor transmission into and out of a building. The only real drawback to a rainscreen system is the added cost associated with its more complex design and installation, according to Michael Radigan, Western Specialty Contractors Building Facade – Rainscreen Division.

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Walter P Moore, Gensler and project team celebrate Bank of America Tower’s LEED v4 Platinum for Core and Shell designation

Bank of America Tower’s LEED v4 Platinum for Core and Shell designation is the first in the United States and the highest scoring in the world. Environmental features include daylight harvesting technology, a 40 percent parking reduction, tenant metering, alternative vehicle charging stations, and a rainwater collecting façade system.

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Johns Manville CladStone™ Water & Fire Block included in new wall system for fire protection

Johns Manville announced that JM CladStone™ Water & Fire Block is included in a new wall system, Fusion™ 285, specifically designed to meet requirements for achieving the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 285, a commercial wall assembly fire test. Fusion 285 is the first system nationwide to meet the requirement, which evaluates the flame propagation characteristics of an exterior, non-load-bearing wall assembly.

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Sto Corp. introduces StoVentec rainscreen cladding system in the U.S.

StoVentec ventilated rainscreen cladding system in the U.S. Available in both glass and render finishes, StoVentec provides designers with a whole new range of aesthetic choices and the ability to achieve distinctive looks for building façades coupled with the highly-engineered performance characteristics Sto is famous for around the world.

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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.