Coating Innovations and the Healthy Building Movement

  • Date

    Wednesday, June 01 2022

  • Time

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Location


Fueled by a demand for products and commercial spaces that contribute to occupant well-being, owners are becoming increasingly interested in designing and constructing healthier buildings. To accomplish this objective, they rely on architects and specifiers for advice on navigating the complex maze of product choices and design decisions. Advancements in architectural paints and coatings have resulted in innovative solutions that can meet stringent environmental regulations as well as help projects earn points for indoor environmental quality without sacrificing aesthetics or the performance demands of busy commercial spaces.

This course will focus on paint technologies you can specify to address concerns such as VOC content and emissions, off-gassing, odors, mold and mildew and disease-causing bacteria on painted surfaces. Transparency is critical to selecting the products that will perform as claimed in the built space, so you will also learn how to find paints and coatings that are 3rd party certified so that you can recommend a product with confidence. Finally, you will learn strategies for incorporating natural elements with biophilic design theory. This is especially beneficial in urban areas with minimal exposure to green space.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss strategies for improving health and well-being in the built environment by incorporating nature through biophilic design theory.
  • Identify products with 3rd party certifications and Environmental Product Declarations which indicate material transparency and increase confidence in specifying low-emitting products.
  • Explain the benefits of incorporating products and design decisions that may help improve indoor air quality and occupant well-being in a variety of commercial settings.
  • Understand how breakthrough paint & coating technologies address challenges in interior spaces as well as help earn points toward earning green building certification.

Presented by:

Amanda Lowery

Architectural Account Executive, Sherwin Williams

Amanda is the Architectural rep for Sherwin Williams in the DC, Baltimore and Northern VA areas. It is her job to support the commercial A&D Markets for all aspects of a project - roof to slab.

Organized by:

Sherwin Williams