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Testing the Effectiveness of Energy-Efficient
Coatings for Military Use

BY REBEKAH WILSON, PH.D.; BROOKE DIVAN, M.SC.;
AND KATHRYN GUY, PH.D., U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Can the application of exterior coatings be a simple and inexpensive way to reduce heating and cooling losses through the building envelope in lieu of retrofits? To answer that question, this study tested the insulative performance of select coatings in both small- and large-scale scenarios....
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Tagged categories: Adhesion; ASTM; Ceramic coatings; Ceramic microspheres; Coatings; Coatings Technology; Department of Defense (DOD); Dry Film Thickness (DFT); Energy efficiency; Epoxy; Humidity and moisture; Insulating coatings; Latex; Performance testing; Reflectance; Reflective coatings; Reflective roof coatings; Research; Research and development; Retrofits; Solar energy; Solar reflectance; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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