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Preventing Steel Corrosion Before Applying Paint

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Every day of my 13-year professional career has been spent in the paint and coatings industry. For all of those years, however, I’ve harbored a dark secret – I hate to paint. At least 90% of the walls of my house are (sort of) decorated with the same drab, neutral-colored house paint that was there when my wife and I first moved in years ago. I’m in no hurry to change it, though, because I really hate to paint. 

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4 Advantages of Specifying Steel Construction for LEED Projects

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According to the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), there are numerous advantages of specifying steel construction for a LEED project.

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Is LEED Certification Worth It?

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The USGBC’s LEED rating system is the world’s most popular green building performance metric. LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability, and is the best way to demonstrate that a building project is truly “green.” Green (also known as green construction or sustainable) buildings refer to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.

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How to Earn Credit for Sustainable and LEED Projects

The world's population grows every day. As we construct homes and other buildings for future generations to live and work in, we run the risk of seriously depleting our natural resources. At Atlas Tube, we've been diligently establishing methods to conserve natural resources all over the world. The U.S. Green Building Council has developed an approach to conservation for the domestic building industry in its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system.

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