Green Solutions

ProCoat has Always been Committed to Sustainability and Provides Four Premium Quality Green Solutions

  • Avoids solid waste disposal by utilizing existing materials
  • Coatings are all low VOC or VOC compliant
  • Contributes to the Earning of LEED Credits
  • Reduces Dependence on Artificial Light by Providing Better Light Dispersion and Encourages an Increased Utilization of Natural light

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Ceiling Restoration

There are 2 ways to avoid dumping replaced ceiling tiles in landfills

  • Acoustical Ceiling Restoration
  • Tile Manufacturer Recycling Programs

Acoustical Ceiling Restoration with ProCoustic Contributes to Earning LEED Green Building Credits

  • The benefit of resurfacing existing ceilings is the recycling of materials, thereby reducing the demand for “virgin materials” and dramatically reducing solid waste disposal into landfills. (MR Credit 2.1 & 2.2 – Resource Reuse Divert from Landfill & MR Credit 4.1 & 4.2 recycle/reuse)
  • ProCoat’s Acoustical Tile & Ceiling Coating, ProCoustic, has an extremely low VOC level that is well within the range that satisfies Green Seal Standard GS-11 requirements. (EQ Credit 4.2 – Low Emitting Materials: Paints and Coatings)
  • Decreases energy consumption since lower wattage bulbs can be used due to the greater light reflectance properties of ProCoustic (EA Credit 1 LEED CI 1.1 Optimize Energy Performance)
  • Can increase the use of daylight EQ Credit 8.1
  • Enhanced acoustical performance can qualify for Innovation and Design credits (An Innovation Credit for Acoustics can be applied for demonstrating that the acoustical performance improvements of a building clearly enhance the indoor environment in ways consistent with the preservation of human health and maximization of occupant productivity. Credits based on acoustics will be evaluated on a case by case basis.)

LEED for Schools EQ Prerequisite 3

Intent: Provide classrooms that are quiet in which teachers can speak to the class without straining their voices and students can effectively communicate with each other and the teacher.

Minimum Acoustical Performance is required. Design classrooms and other core learning spaces to meet the Reverberation Time (RT) requirements of ANSI Standard S12.60-2002 (Annexes B-D 45 dBA). Also design classrooms and other core learning spaces to meet the Sound Transmission Class (STC) requirements of at least 35.

Ceiling Tile Manufacturer’s Recycling Programs

When ceiling tiles are no longer structurally sound, there is no alternative but to replace them with new materials. In such cases they may be eligible for recycling programs provided by various ceiling tile manufacturers. Please contact the tile manufacturers for more detailed information.

Ceiling Restoration for Food Prep Areas Requires ProVinyl

Vinyl faced sheet rock can be restored/resurfaced to a pristine look with ProVinyl satisfying the health department and prevents dumping this expensive tile in landfills.  Can also be used on existing vinyl wall coverings.

Refinish Existing Materials with ProBond

Refinish existing, typically hard to paint surfaces such as furniture, fixtures, cabinets, cash stands, laminates, metals, FRP, vinyl paneling, rest room stalls, and even cement. It dries to a hard acrylic-like, completely washable finish while also allowing the option of a full range of colors.

Many of the same environmental benefits associated with ceiling restoration, also apply to the use of ProBond & ProVinyl.

  • Reduces the demand for “virgin materials” and dramatically reducing solid waste disposal into landfills. (MR Credit 2.1 & 2.2 – Resource Reuse Divert from Landfill and MR Credit 4.1 & 4.2 recycle/reuse)
  • ProBond & ProVinyl have a compliant VOC level that is well within the range that satisfies state standard requirements, even CA with the exception of the LA area. (EQ Credit 4.2 – Low Emitting Materials: Paints and Coatings)

Ceiling Maintenance

Keep your ceilings (any type) looking new, clean, and spot free increasing the life span with limited maintenance cost.  These solutions are VOC free or compliant and extremely cost effective.