AIA/CES online program “Choosing Sustainable Finishes”

As a registered American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) provider, Linetec offers “Choosing Sustainable Finishes.”    1 LU/HSW/SD

This sustainable design presentation includes the informed selection of materials, products and manufacturers to reduce environmental impacts and improve building performance. The program is available as either an in-person presentation or as a self-guided online course accessible at http://www.linetec.com/AIA-CES_on-line.html.

Upon completing “Choosing Sustainable Finishes” you will gain a full understanding of:

  • Why aluminum is chosen as a building product
  • Sustainable considerations of architectural finishing,
    including anodize, PVDF (Kynar®) paint and powder coat
  • AAMA specifications and warranty information
  • Environmental considerations in choosing a coatings provider
  • How architectural finishing contributes to the U.S. Green Building Council’s
    LEED® Rating System™

Following the short test, you can earn 1.0 Learning Units (LUs) for Health, Safety and

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Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD).

This self-guided programs is available at your convenience 24/7. And, the content remains online for future reference.

View AIA/CES presentation

Linetec honored with Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Award

Linetec has earned the 2012 Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Award in the “Environment” category. It was one of only five in the state to win in a Corporate Citizenship Award and the only company honored in this category for “positive programs in place such as pollution reduction, recycling, and energy-saving measures.”

Linetec was recognized for our industry-leading energy conservation. The company participates in peak energy management programs offered by Wisconsin Public Service and leverages a formal Energy Management Team to identify energy savings. Linetec also relies on a volunteer employee “Green Team,” empowered to identify future waste reduction/recycling opportunities.

“We measure progress on all of our environmental efforts through carbon footprint tracking. We already have surpassed our goals for 2012, including green house gas reduction of 15%, solid waste reduction of 10% and water use reduction of 5%,” says Rick Marshall, Linetec’s president. “Environmental leadership and sustainability is no longer just a way to do good, but a good way to do business. It has enabled us to manage in a resource-challenged world and remain cost-competitive. It’s an integral part of our strategy and culture.”

retired Green Bay Packers player, William Henderson, presented the 2012 Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Award to Linetec’s Tammy Schroeder and Jon Close

The 5th Annual 2012 Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Awards were presented in Lake Geneva, Wis., on Oct. 4, 2012. Linetec’s vice president of sales and marketing, Jon Close, and senior marketing specialist, Tammy Schroeder, LEED® Green Associate, accepted the award on behalf of the company. Corporate Report Wisconsin will feature the award winners in its November issue.

Earlier this year, Linetec also was selected for the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Grand Award for Sustainability and the Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award.

Learn more about Linetec, our award-winning sustainability efforts, and our environmentally responsible finishing services at www.linetec.com or calling 888-717-1472.

Guide Specification for High-Performance Architectural Coatings

Linetec Guide SpecificaitonA new guide specification for factory-applied metal finishes, “Section 05 0513 Shop Applied Coatings for Metal 3-part Guide Specification,” is available for download from Linetec’s online Architect Resources section of its website.

Prepared according to the principles of Construction Specification Institute and Construction Specifications Canada (CSI/CSC), the guide specification reflects MasterFormat™ titles and numbers as of April 2011. Linetec’s six-page document coordinates with Division 01 to address various sections pertaining to both polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) liquid paint coatings and anodize finishes for aluminum railings, metalwork, frames, louvers, sun screens, roof and wall panels, doors and entrances, windows and skylights, storefronts, curtainwalls, and more.

As the first-known, non-propriety guide spec offering concise language for selecting and specifying high-performance PVDF and anodize finishing in CSI three-part format for shop-applied metal finishes, this spec goes beyond the stringent standards and regulations, It offers specifiable differences that contribute to a projects long life, durability, and in turn lowers risk or involved.

This trusted, standard format improves communication among all parties involved in commercial, architectural and institutional projects. It provides consistent documentation for architects to include in the project manual and bid requests they send to contractors. This allows them to evaluate the products and services that meet the required specifications and will achieve their design goals. This helps project teams meet owners’ requirements, timelines and budgets, and in turn, lowers risk for all involved.

Download a free copy of “Section 05 0513 Shop Applied Coatings for Metal 3-part Guide Specification” and learn more about Linetec’s architectural resources