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FAQ: Which paints and coatings are suitable for green building projects?

Author Sakari Leimi | Technical Development Manager Oct 17, 2019 9:30:00 AM

How do you pick paints and coatings for a green building project? Tikkurila’s Technical Development Manager Sakari Leimi answers architects’  frequently asked questions.

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Topics: Green Building

How do paints and coatings affect interior air quality in green buildings?

Author Sakari Leimi | Technical Development Manager Oct 10, 2019 7:30:00 AM

LEED, BREEAM, and RTS are environmental certification systems for construction projects that all consider interior air quality and material emissions. When selecting coatings, pay attention to volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions and limit the quantity of volatile compounds emitting from paint products.

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Topics: Green Building

LEED, BREEAM, RTS – how do you recognize eco-friendly coatings?

Author Sakari Leimi | Technical Development Manager Sep 23, 2019 10:48:00 AM

Which coatings can be used on green building sites? There is no simple answer, as there are numerous environmental certificates and emission classifications. The most commonly used classifications – LEED, BREEAM, and RTS – all have their own criteria for scoring the products used.

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Topics: Green Building

Tikkurila is committed to the principles of eco-friendly green building

Author Mats Hägerström | Director, Sustainability Aug 29, 2019 3:54:00 PM

Tikkurila is committed to the goals of the international Green Building Council and wants to promote sustainable development and eco-friendly design, such as making sustainable development a natural part of all aspects of the real estate and construction industry.

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Topics: Green Building

Lifecycle thinking for more sustainable construction

Author Jussi Kemppi Aug 19, 2019 9:20:00 AM

According to estimates, the global population will reach nine billion by 2050, which means an ever-increasing need for construction. Even at the current level, construction uses more raw materials than any other industry – about 50% more when measured by weight.

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Topics: Wood Construction

Wood construction conserves natural resources

Author Jussi Kemppi Aug 15, 2019 9:20:00 AM

Wood is the most environmentally friendly construction material due to its renewability, long life, biodegradability, and energy efficiency. A wooden building also stores atmospheric carbon dioxide, acting as a long-term carbon sink.

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Topics: Wood Construction

Three things architects should know about fire-retardant products for wood

Author Tikkurila Aug 5, 2019 10:03:00 AM

What should an architect know about fire protection before planning a building project involving wood? Olli Prättälä from Siparila reveals all.

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Topics: Wood Fire Protection, Wood Construction

A long maintenance painting interval reduces the carbon footprint of a wooden building

Author Jussi Kemppi Jul 1, 2019 8:30:00 AM

In wood construction, just like in almost any other type of construction, the choice of finish matters. The right type of paint can help a wooden surface last longer – and reduce the need for maintenance painting.

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Topics: Wood Construction

Architect Mikko Summanen: “For sustainable development, wood is by far the best building material available.”

Author Tikkurila Jun 27, 2019 1:27:00 PM

Known for designing the Kamppi Chapel in Helsinki and an expert in wood construction, architect Mikko Summanen sat down with us to discuss the possibilities, challenges, and future outlook of building with wood in Finland.

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Topics: Wood Fire Protection, Wood Construction

Finding the balance between sustainability and durability

Author Tikkurila Global Jun 25, 2019 9:08:28 PM

The increasing use of water-borne coatings in industrial applications is expected to gain pace in coming years, with companies driven by tightening global and local regulations that restrict VOC emissions and hazardous air pollutants. Consumer pressure is also growing, with greater awareness of sustainability and green building issues leading to increased manufacturer responsibility and improved user safety.

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