On-Site, Environmentally-Sensitive Repair and Restoration for Aluminum Finishes

MadisonCourthouse-fieldrepaint3An environmentally-responsible coating system is available for on-site repair of damage related to building construction, as well as the restoration of the finish of existing structures. This Aqua air-dry system (ADS) coating for on-site finishing helps preserve commercial and residential properties’ green goals, as well as performance and aesthetics.

The water-based Aqua ADS was created to meet the interior specifications for the Green Seal® Standard and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™, offering very low-VOC (volatile organic compound) content.

According to the LEED 2009 IEQ Credit 4.2: Low Emitting Materials – Paints and Coatings, architectural paints and coatings applied to the buildings interior must not exceed the VOC content limits in the Green Seal Standard. Along with the paint, any primer and cleaner used must also fall within the LEED guidelines.

Currently, there is no verification that touch-up, repairs and future renovations of a project certified under LEED for New Construction will be conducted in accordance with the rating system’s objectives. Unless the owner seeks a separate certification for LEED for Commercial Interiors, ensuring LEED-compatible, on-site finishing is unlikely. Linetec, and our field service team, partner with owners, managers, contractors and manufacturers to maintain the criteria outlined by LEED.

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Beyond LEED, more communities and individuals are voicing their concerns about the chemicals and particulates used in restoring and renovating the interior of their homes, 

schools, offices and public spaces. Consider such examples as preservation projects with historical artifacts, health care facilities with sensitive medical equipment and patients with compromised immune systems, residential and office towers with occupants that are reluctant to be relocated during  renovations. These are exactly the types of projects for Linetec and the Aqua ADS low-VOC coating application.

Linetec draws from nearly 30 years of experience in applying low- and no-VOC architectural finishes. For projects in most jurisdictions requiring additional certifications, Linetec’s Field Service team is trained and licensed to meet their local needs.

Architects, building owners and other professionals engaged in green building practices can learn more about the role of finishes by visiting Linetec’s website.

Architectural Coatings article offers AIA continuing education credits

Licenced Architect Earn 1 LU/HSW continuing education credit by reading Linetec’s Architectural Coatings article in this edition of Licensed Architect.

Achieving a smart synergy of aesthetic, performance and sustainable goals includes carefully selecting high-performance architectural coatings.

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