Durability + Design

Building Performance and Aesthetics

A Product of Technology Publishing
JPCL/PaintSquare | D+D | Paint BidTracker

Subscribe to D+D Magazine

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


New ACA Panel to Focus Green Efforts

Monday, March 4, 2013

More items for Coatings Technology

Comment | More

U.S. coating makers will coordinate their wide-ranging sustainability initiatives under one green umbrella with the formation of a new Sustainability Workgroup.

The new panel will "address a number of emerging issues in the area of sustainability" and coordinate the American Coatings Association's efforts "in response to overwhelming interest from its membership," ACA announced recently.

The new committee's membership has not been announced. The first meeting will be this month, ACA said.

"The topic of sustainability has been steadily growing in importance, and has quickly become not only a socially and environmentally progressive movement, but also a potentially important economic driver as well," ACA said.

Green building
ACA

The new panel will wrap in several ACA initiatives, including green building issues.

Green Initiatives

ACA says it has "incorporated the philosophy of sustainability into many of its existing programs and activities," including:

  • The PaintCare program, which has been approved in four states and is headed for approval in Washington State;
  • Its Green Building Workgroup;
  • Sending a delegate to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012; and
  • A new Sustainability Policy Statement, adopted by the ACA Board of Directors in December. The statement expresses support for initiatives that minimize environment impacts, benefit local communities. and "constructively engage policymakers and other public stakeholders to advance sustainability practices."

The new Sustainability Workgroup will bring these issues "under a single umbrella" and coordinate activities with other ACA committees and workgroups, the association said.

Priority Issues

The Sustainability Workgroup will focus "on a set of concrete issues to support the paint and coatings industry and encourage sustainability," ACA said.

Paint chemicals
European Commission

Product ingredient disclosure requirements, such as those proposed in LEED v4, will be a priority issue for ACA's new Sustainability Workgroup.

The group's goal is to focus "on those issues that deliver the most value to the industry." The panel has identified these priority issues:

  • Environmental marketing and ecolabels;
  • Environmental product declarations;
  • Development of international product category rules for the coatings industry;
  • Life cycle analysis for the coatings industry;
  • Sustainable manufacturing;
  • How the coatings industry aligns with global sustainability initiatives;
  • Corporate sustainability reporting; and
  • Sustainable design/green building.


For more information about ACA’s Sustainability Workgroup, contact Tim Serie, Marie Hobson or David Darling.

   

Tagged categories: American Coatings Association (ACA); Green building; Green coatings; LEED v4; PaintCare program; Sustainability

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Westcoat
Bringing New Colors To Concrete Surfaces

Liven up your concrete surfaces with Westcoat's newest color choices. Introducing a myriad of Fast Stain, Liquid Dazzle, and Texture-Crete Interior colors.


Coatings For Industry, Inc.
For Tough Environments,
The Toughest Protection

A workplace exposed to vehicle traffic, fuel, and other harsh chemicals needs a floor coating that stands up to daily abuse. Wearcoat 100 high-build polyurethane provides superior protection.


PPG  Architectural Coatings / Porter Paints / PGH Paints
Property Maintenance Solutions

Glidden Professional at The Home Depot® provides property managers with professional paint recommendations, project planning and FREE jobsite delivery.


H&C Decorative Concrete Products
A comprehensive line for all your decorative concrete needs.

H&C® is committed to beautiful concrete protection and offers a variety of treatments and unlimited color possibilities.


Dow Chemical Company
FREE Webcast on Acrylic Roof Coatings

Learn about elastomeric roof coatings. Including: How roof coatings extend the useful life of a roof, save energy, are easy install, and cost effective!


DuPont Building Innovations
DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB System

The DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied System was put to the test at the new Texas A&M Liberal Arts and Humanities building Click to see the results.


Armakleen Company, The
No Ordinary Soda

ARMEX® baking soda-based abrasives from the makers of ARM & HAMMER® products offers over 12 formulas specially engineered for your application and your budget.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE D+D:      Interact   |   Blogs   |   Resources   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   White Papers   |   Classifieds
GET D+D:      Subscribe   |   Advertising Media Kit
KNOW D+D:      About D+D   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2010-2014, Technology Publishing, Co., All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com