Sherwin-Williams to Highlight Solutions For Metal Building Industry at IRE

Tobetter serve the growing metal roofing and building materials segment, Sherwin-Williams is introducing a first-of-its kind integrated Building Solutions program for metal suppliers, manufacturers, and contractors. The paint and coatings company is exhibiting and highlighting their portfolio of products at this year’s International Roofing Expo (IRE) from February 11-13 in Nashville, Tennessee.

“This year’s IRE is the perfect opportunity for Sherwin-Williams to announce this comprehensive product offering,” said Mark MacDonald, Building Products Marketing Manager. “We look forward to demonstrating our commitment to the metal roofing industry and highlighting how our products can help roofing contractors deliver outstanding results for their customers.”

The Sherwin-Williams Building Solutions program offers a complete selection of high-performance metal coatings, roof sealants, touchup paint, and metal restoration coatings – including Fluropon coil coatings, Geocel roof sealants, Kool Seal roof coatings, Ready Match Touchup, and Uniflex restoration systems. 

“By working with Sherwin-Williams, customers in the metal roofing industry have access to all of our industry-leading products, from a supplier that is committed to helping them grow their business,” MacDonald said. “Sherwin-Williams will be a passionate champion of metal roofing in 2019 – recruiting and encouraging contractors and roofers to expand their businesses into the metal segment.” 

At IRE, Sherwin-Williams will also host a professional engagement for industry attendees as part of the commitment to promoting and expanding the residential roofing market. Led by Matt Risinger, CEO and Chief Builder of Risinger Homes in Austin, Texas, the event will be held in the Sherwin-Williams Expo Booth # 1109 on February 12. For more information and to reserve your spot at the booth event, visit MakeMoreWithMetal.com.

For more information, visit www.sherwin.com.

Green Building Consortium Welcomes New Members

The green building industry’s consortium of program operators announced at Greenbuild the addition of two new members and an enhanced technical advisory board. CSA Group is now a member, while thinkstep is the group’s affiliate member.
 
This marks the first anniversary of the Program Operator Consortium, which launched last year to provide environmental-product transparency solutions and to reduce complexity in the marketplace. The consortium serves as a resource and advocate for creating product category rules (PCRs), reviewing life cycle assessment reports (LCA), and verifying and publishing environmental product declarations (EPDs).
 
CSA Group, a Canadian standards development organization, joins existing members of the consortium: ASTM International, ICC-Evaluation Service, NSF Sustainability, SCS Global Services and Sustainable Minds. “CSA Group is pleased to be joining the Program Operator Consortium and working together to ensure EPDs and PCRs are developed in a consistent fashion, following ISO standards and industry best practice, in order to showcase a product’s environmental impact,” said Michael Leering, the organization’s director of sustainability.
 
The first affiliate member of the consortium is thinkstep, a software, data, and environmental-consulting services company that works with 40 percent of the Fortune 500. “Standardizing the PCR and EPD creation process will contribute to lowering costs and increasing the use of products that reduce environmental impact,” said Nuno da Silva, thinkstep’s director of product sustainability. “We’re delighted to contribute to this effort.”
 
The Affiliate Member Program was created for industry associations, government agencies, standards developers, consultants, and data providers to have access to expertise from a like-minded community.  The program also provides education, discounted rates, and the ability to contribute to creating uniformity across environmental reporting formats, data requirements, and communication.
 
Each consortium member is represented in the group’s Technical Advisory Board:

These LCA experts oversee the implementation of the consortium’s North American two-part PCR framework, which consortium members have aligned to use and maintain over the past year. PCRs created by any member will produce standardized environmental declarations, helping both manufacturers as well as decision-makers who specify green building materials and products. A catalog of North American PCRs and an aggregated catalog of EPDs from members’ programs are available at www.programoperators.org.
 
The consortium holds both in-person meetings and webinars with global manufacturers, LCA providers, and industry trade associations. Those interested in joining or learning more about the consortium are encouraged to contact info@programoperators.org.