EnviroSmart Sustainability

EnviroCoatings products are an important component of emerging "Sustainable Design" and "Green" Programs.  


The ideas of "Sustainable Design" merge Innovations created by the Private Sector and Performance Mandates adopted by Local, State and Federal Government.  They are transforming Building Codes, Our Markets, Our Environment, and Our Society.


Important "Green" and "Sustainable" concepts include the promotion of technological improvements in building materials, innovative green business practices, energy savings, etc., and incorporate all of this not only into new building construction but also into retro-fits on existing buildings.


Ceramic InsulCoat products are:

  • Long-lasting,
  • Environmentally friendly,
  • Provide a year-round thermal barrier 
  • That saves energy,
  • Qualify as a cool wall paint or coating,
  • Qualify as a cool roof paint or coating, 
  • Qualify as a "Green" product, and
  • Improve the comfort level of occupants in the buildings we are applied on. 


In other words, we are:

What is Sustainability?

EnviroCoatings Ceramic InsulCoat are Key Components of Sustainable Design

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presents this definition:


"Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.  Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.


Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment."


Source: http://www.epa.gov/sustainability/basicinfo.htm#sustainability



Clean and Green Technology

Ceramic InsulCoat Wall and Ceramic InsulCoat Roof meet or exceed ever increasingly strict environmental guidelines.  The products are water-based, 100% acrylic, and non-toxic:


  • EnviroCoatings products contain no formaldehyde, ethylene glycol, petroleum distillates, silica, mica, quartz, or other chemiclas listed as cancer causing.


  • No special ventilation is required during application.

Reduced Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)


Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids and liquids - like paints and coatings.  They lead to the formation of smog and are dangerous to humans and the eco-system.


State and Federal Agencies have established guidelines for permittable levels of VOCs in their jurisidictions. 



Specific product VOC information is available on our Technical Data Sheets.


Master Painters Institute Green Performance® Standard

Master Painters Institute Green Performance Standard

EnviroCoatings products are listed on the MPI Approved Products List and meet the MPI Green Performance® Standard



The MPI Green Performance® Standard

Requires that all products shall meet or exceed the performance requirements of the applicable MPI product standard, evidenced by current listing in the MPI Approved Products List.


Essential Elements of MPI's Green Performance® Standard

  • Performance
  • Chemical Component Restrictions
  • Maximum Allowable Limits of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)


Visit our Approvals and Ratings Section for additional information about EnviroCoatings participation with Paint and Coatings Industry product quality and performance rating bodies and organizations.

Long-Life and Financial Benefits


Ceramic InsulCoat outlasts typical exterior paints and coatings up to

3 to 5 times. 


The extended coating life means less life-cycle expense.  Fewer Re-Paints means you do not have to absorb the following costs over and over again:


  • Lower Planning Costs
  • Lower Acquisition Costs
  • Lower Operation and Maintnenace Costs
  • Lower Disposal Costs


Our products have been applied on buildings well over 20 years ago, and they still do not need a re-coat.  These performance characteristics are the reason why so many


  • High-Rise Office Towers,
  • Apartment Buildings,
  • Hotels, and
  • Residential Properties


Have retained their classic appearance and their owners have reaped enormous financial benefits by minimizing the care and upkeep of their premises.



February 2, 2016


Green' Buildings Bring in More Green: Study




Thanks to:

Robert Mattler

PACE - Equity Managing Director              

for Michigan





— News Release

“Green” commercial buildings bring in the green for landlords, according to new research by a University of Guelph professor.

Environmentally friendly office buildings have higher rents and occupancy rates as well as more satisfied tenants, says the study by Guelph real estate and housing professor Avis Devine.

It was published recently in the biannual special real estate issue of the Journal of Portfolio Management.

“This is one of the most in-depth analyses of sustainable and energy efficient building operations to date,” said Devine, who worked on the study with Nils Kok of Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

“It provides important new insight into the implications of energy efficiency and sustainability certifications on the operation and performance of commercial real estate assets.”

The study examined 10 years of data from one of North America’s largest commercial real estate firms and included 58 million square feet of office space – 148 buildings in Canada and 143 in the United States.

“Green” buildings were those that met energy efficiency and sustainability standards based on three different certification programs: LEED, BOMA BESt, and ENERGY STAR.

The period examined – 2004 to 2013 – included a boom, bust and recovery of the North American real estate market.

Highlights of the findings for “green” buildings include:

  • Rents on average are 3.7 per cent higher;
  • Occupancy rates were 18.7 per cent higher in Canada and 9.5 per cent higher in the U.S.;
  • Tenant renewal rates were 5.6 per cent higher in Canada;
  • Tenant satisfaction scores were 7 per cent higher in Canada; and
  • Energy consumption per square foot was 14 per cent lower in the U.S.

“Building owners and investors are affected by the choices they make on investments in energy and sustainability issues,” Devine said. “This study is an important step toward mapping the business case for more sustainable building.”

View the entire article here:


Environmentally Astute and Responsible


The 23 High-Performance Ingredients of Cerylium technology provide a myriad of environmental benefits:


  • Ceramic additives creates a year-round thermal barrier that reduces energy use and costs.  This helps to preserve the environment by using less power in all its' variants (oil, natural gas, coal, hydro, nuclear, solar, wind, etc.) needed to heat and cool buildings.


  • Long coating life equates to fewer total VOCs released into the atmosphere over time.


  • Solid waste in landfills such as used paint cans, brushes, tape, drop sheets and other paint supplies required to paint a building are reduced.


Selecting EnviroCoatings products for use on your real estate investments

is a wise social commitment.

Trusted for Over 50 Years: Buyer Beware!


EnviroCoatings products have been successfully applied on structures

around the world for over fifty years.


We believe our real world experiences are a hugh competitive advantage as there are a number of new "Green" and "Environmentally Friendly" paint and coating products being offered on the market today.


These products have yet to prove themselves in real-world applications over any significant period of time. 


EnviroCoatings products are Tested, Proven and Trusted.


Sustainability at Solar Decathlon 2013

SHADE: Solar Homes Adapting for Desert Equilibrium





EnviroCoatings is a Proud Sponsor of Team ASUNM and their SHADE Home entry for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 Competition that took place in Irvine, California from October 3-13, 2013.  Ceramic InsulCoat Wall and Ceramic InsulCoat Roof are applied on the SHADE Home. 


SHADE is now on permanent display as part of The PHX Renews Project, located in Phoenix, where it will be used to demonstrate sustainable living in Arizona.  You can learn more about Team ASUNM and SHADE, as we have an entire section dedicated to Solar Decathlon 2013.


Students Provide their Definition of Sustainability


Since EnviroCoatings Ceramic InsulCoat products are components of Sustainable Design and Building Practices, we thought it would be interesting to get the opinion of just what does Sustainability mean to the collegiate students that designed, built and operated the houses at the 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition. 




Because they are the next generation of Designers, Builders, Code Writers, etc. and they will set the "Agenda" for the next 30 years or so.  It is enlightening to hear their views on Sustainability.


We have a Playlist of interviews entitled "What is Sustainability" on our YouTube Channel.  The students major in various disciplines.


Below is one of the videos:


Other Examples of EnviroSmart Capabilities

Ceramic InsulCoat creates a Year-Round Thermal Barrier that keeps you Warmer in Winter and Cooler in Summer.

Learn more about Cool Roofs.

Learn more about Cool Walls.

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