As a result of the Sustainable/Green movement not only throughout the country, but globally, the construction industry is changing at an incredibly fast pace. New concepts and terminologies are being introduced. Building codes, standards and practices are being revised, and new programs are being developed. Tremco is committed to providing our customers with valuable educational and reference materials in a user-friendly, quick and easy format to better acquaint you with this shifting industry trend.
Please feel free to reference these materials at any time and use them to educate yourself and others in your firm. If after reviewing them you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our Technical Services staff at 800-321-7906 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET weekdays.
Written by Michael Schmeida, LEED AP and Divisional Manager - Sustainability & Government/Regulatory Relations at Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing
This Sustainability overview has been divided into five sections which can be used as a quick reference guide and/or for training purposes.
This bulletin discusses the need to consider the function and use of a sealant in balance with ecological considerations.
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This bulletin explains the important function of stormwater drainage management and coatings systems in water conserving design as well as some of the ecological benefits prefabricated drainage has over stone/pipe.
This bulletin explains the important function of properly installed weatherproofing components, including sealants, air barriers, high-performance tapes, and elastomeric coatings, to help reduce energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas output.
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This article provides an in-depth explanation of the various sealant, firestopping and waterproofing applications that will impact building owners' ability to build "greener" and obtain LEED™ credits.
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On May 4, 2007, the most powerful tornado recordable destroyed the town of Greensburg, Kansas. In the midst of devastation, a rebirth is taking place... of a "green" town with a sustainable future. Read the story of a town committed to rebuilding their town as a model for cities around the world.
Tremco and other RPM companies have committed to helping Greensburg and its design partners restore and rebuild in a way that will bring the critical concept of sustainability to life for each and every one of us.
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