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 Harold Hower

Harold Hower

Harold Hower, CEO and founder of Technology Publishing Company, likes to think about ways of improving conditions in the architectural coatings industry.


The RRP Rule Hits Home (or, Why this Homeowner Paid More but Got More)
By Harold Hower

All this debate and discussion about the EPA’s lead-paint Renovate, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule has hit home, you might say, for this corner of blog space.... READ MORE

POSTED APRIL 25, 2011 | 2 COMMENTS

Artwork and Politics Make for Volatile Mixture in Maine Mural Flap
By Harold Hower

Murals are considered one genre of decorative painting, so we thought it would be interesting to bring to the attention of our decorative painting artisans, as well as to those who might use the servi... READ MORE

POSTED APRIL 14, 2011 | 0 COMMENTS

Solar Paint? There’s a Ton of Energy Going into the Idea
By Harold Hower

In this blog I like to talk technology—the kind that’s on the fringe of practical application, maybe even on the fringe of consciousness. Just think, for instance, about the progression of the compute... READ MORE

POSTED MARCH 29, 2011 | 1 COMMENT

Here’s a Federal Government Activity That May Be Worth Funding
By Harold Hower

Two questions: What aspects of the Federal government should be funded, and is the government capable of contributing to our welfare in a significant way?... READ MORE

POSTED MARCH 11, 2011 | 1 COMMENT

A Modest Proposal: Give Compromise a Chance—and Rational Thinking too
By Harold Hower

People today tend to dislike compromise, as seen in headlines about labor disputes and budget battles. While politics was once called “the art of compromise,” today “compromise” is viewed as a dirty w... READ MORE

POSTED MARCH 2, 2011 | 0 COMMENTS

Of EPA Bashing, Alternate Approaches to Clean Air, and the Triumph of Human Ingenuity
By Harold Hower

I recently read two projections about the number of electric cars that will be sold in the U.S. in the future. One, from a government agency, said there would be 200,000 by 2015; the other, from a car... READ MORE

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2011 | 2 COMMENTS

New Micro-climate Destroys Paint
By Harold Hower

Paint chemists from New York to Los Angeles have been buzzing this past week about two massive paint failures, both in Midwest capitol buildings and both reported by the Associated Press on the same d... READ MORE

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2010 | 0 COMMENTS

The Material Has Become the System
By Harold Hower

An exterior building membrane or skin serves as both a building envelope and a substitute for climate control systems within the building.... READ MORE

POSTED OCTOBER 7, 2010 | 0 COMMENTS

Biological Skin Proposed for Buildings
By Harold Hower

It's not a Grade B horror movie, obviously, but it does have its creepy side, nevertheless. I'm referring to a headline in Popular Science: "Architects and Cell Biologists Team Up to Make Biological ... READ MORE

POSTED SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 | 0 COMMENTS

Smog-eating Coating Questioned About Durability, Safety
By Harold Hower

The proposed smog-eating purple skyscraper in Hong Kong, with photocatalytically active nanocoatings doing the smog-eating, has elicited a response from Flavio Visioli of Sestriere Vernici, a paint co... READ MORE

POSTED SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 | 0 COMMENTS

Politics and Paint: More or Less Government in Coatings?
By Harold Hower

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POSTED AUGUST 26, 2010 | 0 COMMENTS

Smog-Eating Purple Skyscraper
By Harold Hower

Smog-Eating Purple Skyscraper... READ MORE

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2010 | 2 COMMENTS

Singing the Praises of Coatings
By Harold Hower

At the risk of sounding parochial, or self-promotional, I want to sing the praises of coatings, especially in regard to their capability to extend the functionality of other materials.... READ MORE

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2010 | 0 COMMENTS

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