The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a set of guidelines so that all states can maintain a level of quality in education complexes. This is dubbed the Healthy Schools Program, and its “Voluntary Guidelines for States: Development and Implementation of a School Environmental Health Program” is aimed at school districts, schools, child care facilities, etc.
Companies making white roof coatings and emulsions are seeing an increased call for photovoltaic solar power systems which are capable of absorbing the albedo, which is reflected light coming off of a flat or low angle roof. White sheet materials reflect up to about 80%, but companies manufacturing liquid products offer 90% and even greater reflectivity; attuned solar systems offer 20 to 30% greater power outputs than more commonly-used flat panels, according to industry insiders.
Commercial and industrial painting with the environment in mind
In today's conscientious society, everything is better when it's environmentally friendly, and that includes painting for industrial and commercial facilities. Is your business on board? If you're concerned about the environment, opting for “green” coatings is a great way to show your dedication to a healthy global future.
For many business owners, the prospect of "going green" is something that has come up at least more than once in recent years. With more and more people looking towards shifting their lifestyles in a more environmentally-friendly position, "green" living is more popular now than ever before. The concept of a green lifestyle doesn't stop at small-scale daily chances, however; it applies to large-scale activities such as office build-outs as well. Green architecture philosophies are exceptionally popular at the moment, with businesses both small and large jumping on the bandwagon.
Building owners and property or facility managers have much to gain by considering the implementation of green buildings into their investments. In order to do so, the decision must be made early in the building process as the choice of material is crucial to the final outcome of the building. Through the use of rapidly renewable products, this can be obtained.
In terms of painting a building or any sort of construction, environmentally conscious practices are becoming increasingly common place.
Volatile organic compounds, or VOC, are substances that are found in many common consumer and industrial products. They are also considered hazardous to humans. Industries such as painting contractors are required to follow VOC regulations that have been established to protect the environment in which humans live and work.
For those who are setting out to complete renovation on their building or buildings, there are a variety of things that need to be taken into consideration. This is especially true for individuals who are looking to "go green," as the process can become even more costly and convoluted than completing standard renovations if conducted improperly. Fortunately, implementing green building renovations doesn't have to be difficult or impossible, so long as you take the right steps.
The construction industry joins the green building trend, urged by many factors and reasons. Foremost of these reasons is the compliance requirement of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or EPA. The EPA requires builders to attain resource efficiency in construction. Painters are urged to use green coatings that reduce waste and do not release harmful pollutants into the environment.
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Since 1983, Raider Painting has proudly served all types of Commercial & Industrial facilities. Though the majority of our projects are based throughout our home state of California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Long Beach, Orange County, Ontario and San Luis Obispo County, we provide a full spectrum of commercial and industrial painting and coatings services for the entire continental United States.