In order to keep up with the changing world, International Protective Coatings take sustainability seriously. In fact, our parent company AkzoNobel is consistently ranked as one of the leaders on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes.
In order to keep up with the modern demands for coatings, we are currently revising our Ecotech offer to ensure that it meets and exceeds current green building regulations for VOC levels. We’ll be relaunching this soon, so keep watching.
As a part of AkzoNobel, International Protective Coatings is committed to delivering sustainability in every part of what we do. Sustainability here is aimed at reducing our environmental footprint through the lowering of VOC levels in our coatings, and therefore reducing our environmental impact on the projects we are part of.
We're committed to reducing our impact on the planet and delivering more sustainable products and solutions to our customers. We’re striving to make sustainability at the heart of everything we do.
The buildings and structures around us are increasingly being designed to have a less negative effect on the surrounding environment, both during the use of the building, and also during the construction phase. The use of materials that are classed as more “eco-efficient” is becoming the norm. With regards to coatings, this refers to the level of Volatile Organic Compounds emitted by the coating during the application process at the construction site. By offering a range of zero and low-VOC coating options, and by committing to lowering the levels of VOCs in all new development projects, International Protective Coatings are actively engaging in the green building process.
There are many rating schemes worldwide; perhaps the most widespread is the US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), which rates a construction project according to several categories, including coating emissions. There is also BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) originating in the UK, CASBEE (Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency) in Japan, Green Star in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and various other country level rating systems.
International Paint is happy to enter into a dialogue with any company wishing to use a green building rating system in their construction. To hear about the options that we can offer with regards to coatings, please contact your local representative.
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