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Cofair Deck Flash Barrier

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Cofair Deck Flash Barrier

One of the products Green Project Marketing will be representing includes Cofair's Deck Flash Barrier.

DECK FLASH BARRIER is a flexible polyethylene waterproof flashing
and barrier material, with a rubberized asphalt mastic adhesive.

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Joist, Post and Ledger Board Protection

When applied to the top of joists, around posts, and over ledger boards, Deck Flash Barrier creates a waterproof membrane that prevents wood rot and decay caused by moisture coming in contact with both treated and untreated lumber. Deck Flash Barrier's "Super Grip" rubberized asphalt adhesive self-seals around screws and nails, blocking a primary pathway for water infiltration into deck joists. By blocking moisture and preventing wood rot, Deck Flash Barrier maximizes the life of your new deck.

Corrosion Barrier

When Deck Flash Barrier is placed between ACQ, CA-B, or ACZA treated lumber and metal surfaces, such as galvanized metal and aluminum, it creates a physical barrier that prevents the corrosion of the metal surface caused by contact with the chemicals in treated lumber. It can be used to protect metal flashings and hangars at deck plates and sill plates, and anywhere treated lumber is used.

For more information and to place an order, please contact Michael Stevens at 800-260-6001 ext. 301 PST or mstevens (at) greenprojectmarketing (dot)(com).

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QuietWalk® laminate floor underlayment

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QuietWalk

Another product we viewed at the IBS show was QuietWalk.

QuietWalk® laminate floor underlayment smoothes out little sub-floor imperfections while quieting impact sound and floor to ceiling noise. Not only does it dampen ambient sound in the room it is installed in, but it also inhibits sound from traveling into the room below.

The recycled fibers that comprise QuietWalk® are randomly air laid which offers the best cost-effective foundation and premium sound control for laminate floating flooring in the marketplace today.

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Key features of QuietWalk include:

Sound absorption

QuietWalk’s filaments are randomly air-laid creating a capillary
affect to cushion the floor, absorb sound, and help make laminate
floors sound more like real wood.
Impact Insulation Class (IIC) = 71
Field Impact Insulation Class (F-IIC) = 60
Sound Transmission Class (STC) = 66 & 54

Moisture protection

When installed properly, QuietWalk can wick sub-floor or incidental
perimeter moisture and disperse it through the pad. Moderate
amounts of moisture will eventually dissipate over time by perimeter
or sub-floor evaporation, provided the source of water such
as a leak is stopped.

Smoothing out minor sub-floor imperfections

QuietWalk is firm enough (density=11.04lbs/ft3; compression
resistance @ 25% = 9.5 psi) to support the overlaying floor, but
flexible enough to form around sub-floor surface roughness that
may otherwise cause laminate panels to “rock” or lay unevenly.

Insulation value

QuietWalk will add an R-Value of .58 to the floor system.

Approved Substrates

  • Dry, completely cured concrete (at least 28 days old)
  • Concrete and masonry blocks
  • Cement backer units (CBU)
  • Cementitious screeds, leveling coats and mortar beds
  • Waterproofing and crack-isolation membranes
  • Wood, plywood, or OSB subfloors that meet NWFA Subfloor
  • Guidelines and Specifications, and meet applicable building codes.
  • Cement terrazzo floors

To learn more about the product, please visit www.quietwalk.com.

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Panasonic WhisperSense-Lite - solid product offering

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Panasonic WhisperSense-Lite

It's the only ENERGY STAR rated vent fan to incorporate dual motion and humidity sensors for moisture control.

Panasonic FV 08VQC5

Dual Motion and Humidity Sensor Technology

WhisperSense 80CFM fan features exclusive, dual motion and humidity sensor technology. SmartAction® motion sensor automatically turns fan on when you enter the room. Humidity sensor detects rapid rise in relative humidity (RH), turning fan on to remove moisture and help prevent mold and mildew. Can be used to comply with the latest codes and standards.

To learn more about the product, please click HERE.

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2016 Green Building Trends

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Energy Efficiency

Per Build Direct, Energy efficiency, environmental impact, and occupant health have been main concerns of the construction industry for many years. The trend for the coming year is that these aspects are increasing in importance for builders. Customers want healthy homes with low operating costs, things that affect them directly.

2016 Green Building Trends

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Net positive homes

A home that uses all the energy it produces, a net zero home, has been the goal of many green builders for a long time. Renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and geothermal, are used in tandem to provide the energy needs of the occupants.

Net zero is now going one step further. A net positive home produces more than the energy necessary to operate. The surplus goes back into the grid or powers electric cars, equipment, and tools. This is not a new concept, but it’s clear why it will gain in popularity.

Hemp insulation and energy efficiency

Building insulation is green in itself, because it cuts cooling and heating bills. Some types are more effective and efficient than others. Some off-gas or have dirty supply chains making them not-so-green.

Nano insulation

On the high-tech front, nano insulation should see a rise in popularity, too. This is a water-and-silica based material that is sprayed on in a thin layer. It can cover roofs and walls to stop heat transfer, due to the tiny air pockets, or pores, created by the formula. It can be applied to windows to cut heating and cooling usage while still allowing more than 90% light transmission. It is non-toxic, being water based, and may cut energy use up to 25%.

Cool Roofs

Cool roofs can provide energy savings of 7-15% of total cooling costs and reduce temperature fluctuations on the interior of a home.

Recycled Steel Framing

A 2,000 sq. ft. home requires 40-50 trees to build the home. A home framed with recycled steel can reduce assembly time, greatly reduce waste and may lower overall line item costs.

Eco-Friendly Flooring

Using products such as bamboo, cork, recycled glass, metal, ceramic, stone and recycyled wood make sense.

To view more trends, please click HERE:

 

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Landlords and Tenants to Share Earthquake Retrofit Costs Under Deal Approved by LA City Council

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Landmark Apartment Retrofit Agreeement

After a year-long debate, the Los Angeles City Council agreed on the city to begin implementing the most sweeping mandatory seismic laws in the nation. Los Angeles renters and apartment owners must equally share the financial burden of earthquake retrofitting, the

After many housing studies and heated meetings with landlord and tenant groups, city staff proposed a compromise that the City Council unanimously voted to move forward: Owners can pass half the retrofit costs to tenants through rent increases over a 10-year period, with a maximum increase of $38 per month.

SoCal Apt DingbatDingbat Apartments

"Dingbat" apartments throughout Los Angeles pose an immediate risk to tenants due to potential collapse as what occurred in the 1994 earthquake.

A dingbat is a type of apartment building that flourished in the Sun Belt region of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s. It has a distintive shoebox style of the stereotypical construction of a stucco box. Dingbats are boxy, two- or three-story apartment houses with overhangs sheltering street-front parking.

 

For more information, please review link HERE:

 

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Metropolitan Water District may reveal names of turf rebate users

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The city of Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Water District disagree over whether the names and addresses of people and companies who received turf removal rebates from the MWD should be made public. The skirmish points to a growing debate state wide about whether water-related data should be more transparent.

The Metropolitan Water District spent more than $340 million on its popular turf removal program. After initially withholding the information, Metropolitan told the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power it intended to release first and last names of applicants and recipients of turf rebates, as well as specific street addresses, in response to requests made under the California Public Records Act.

This makes sense as there is debate on how many parties and what, if any, connections, were in place when these monies were doled out.

As a result, homeowners and businesses that have received rebate money could find their data made public within a week.

“We believe this is public information because it involves the use of public funds,” said Bob Muir, with the Metropolitan Water District.

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GPM offering High Efficiency Toilet retrofits

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Green Project Marketing has been partnering with Enovative Group and Evolution Energy Solutions on MWD and LADWP as well as through other water districts to replace older 3.5gpf and 1.6gpf toilets with new, lower 1.28 and even 1.0gpf high efficiency toilets.

A High-Efficiency Toilet (HET) flushes at 1.28 gallons per flush or less. The average water savings for HETs is estimated to be between 4,000 to 19,000 gallons per year depending on the type of non-efficient toilet that you are replacing. This equals an estimated saving of 22 gallons per day (gpd) when replacing a non-efficient toilet.

High-Efficiency Toilets are available in Gravity-Fed, Pressure Assist, Flush Valve and Dual-Flush models.

High Efficiency Toilet rebates must have a matching bowl & tank or matching bowl & flushometer valve.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

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Contact us today at 800-260-6008 ext 301 to learn more about the program and to take advantage of the savings on precious water.

Multi-family building owners are having their water bills skyrocket. Sub-metering is coming on to the scene slowly and NOW is the time to reduce water bills, lower operating expenses and increase the value of each property.

 

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Metropolitan Water District’s turf-removal program ends due to unprecedented demand

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Well, the big boys have taken most of the dough... the program has assisted many homeowners, but the golf courses, large companies have taken a disproportionate amount of the pie.

Will more $$$ come to residential market? Maybe. I think the program will be re-evaluated for its quality and water savings.

Due to an overwhelming response, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California shut down its turf removal rebate program Thursday because it ran out of money, the district announced.

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The water agency burned through the last $150 million in the past seven weeks, after the board added $350 million to the fund on May 26, 2015.

All funds have been allocated either for completed projects or for those with approved projects awaiting completion, the agency said.

“We knew that the popularity of the turf program would exhaust the available funds at some point, but even we didn’t predict just how popular turf rebates would become,” said Jeffrey Kightlinger, MWD general manager.

The water agency officially closed the popular turf rebate program to new applications at 1 p.m., Coffelt said. The program was predicted to last at least through the end of the year. New applicants are being placed on a stand-by list and could be slotted into the landscape-changing program if others drop out of the queue. Coffelt said about 20 percent to 30 percent sign up but end up dropping out.

MWD’s program, which totaled $450 million, was the largest of its kind in the nation. Kightlinger said the program will result in the removal of more than 150 million square feet of turf — three times what Gov. Jerry Brown had asked for when he issued his executive order on April 1 requiring all Californians to cut water use by 25 percent to help the state weather a severe drought.

The program will save 80,000 acre-feet of water, equal to the amount of water provided to 160,000 households in one year, she said. “It is a significant amount,” Coffelt said.

Because MWD funded the program, its 28 water agency members most likely won’t be able to continue giving out turf-removal rebates.

For example, the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, which covers an area of 1 million people in Los Angeles County, said it could no longer give out turf-removal rebates, sometimes known as cash for grass. Rebates amounted to $2 per square foot or up to a maximum of $6,000 per household.

During the 2014-15 fiscal year, the district saw a 1,200 percent increase in residential rebates over last year, said Shane Chapman, USGVMWD general manager.

“The rebate program was intended to stimulate interest in turf removal to the point that government incentives were not necessary for the long term,” Kightlinger said.

Metropolitan will continue giving out rebates for other water-saving devices such as water-efficient clothes washers, toilets and outdoor irrigation controllers through its website www.bewaterwise.com. The agency has about $50 million left for these rebates, Coffelt said.

 

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Metropolitan Water District approves $350-million boost in lawn-removal rebates - good news!

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Thanks to the MWD folks for approving $350mm more in rebate funding.

Green Project Marketing and its partners are working hard to assist consumers and businesses with turf removal, toilet retrofits to reduce water usage.

It's first come first serve out here in the Wild, Wild West - so any parties interested should move NOW and visit the SoCalWater$mart pages - Click HERE to reach this page. Then go to residential or commercial to fill out application, provide images, etc. to ensure square footage or number of toilets have been reserved. AmeriTurf ProGreen case study res yard a

For the turf removal, the MWD board was correct to reduce commercial rebates as they were taking too much of the pie - $1/square foot up to $25,000 annual maximum.

For residences, now $2.00 sq. ft, up to $6,000 max.  LADWP is offering the $1.75/sq. ft incentive bringing a 1,500 sq. ft. project to $5,625 rebate.

Take advantage of this program today as funding reserves will fill up fast.

MWD claims in the article, if the agency were to continue funding the program at $450 million after this year, it would result in a "very significant" rate increase — or about 7% for every $100 million in funding.

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Turning sewage into drinking water gains appeal as drought lingers

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C'mon folks!  Hey, it's been done before and is being done now. We love that sewage water taste! dog drinking from toilet

Actually, as will read in this article, through the water filtration process, this treated water can easily be better for you than your favorite out-of-the-supposed-spring-bottled water you gulp each day in your car or on the train... 

California and many states face water shortages that may be with us for the long haul.

All Californians can do a better job or collecting rainwater too - this may soften the palate if this can be converted into drinking water - Green Project Marketing represents a leading rainwater harvesting company that can make this a reality.

For you techie's out there, the process is pretty interesting for Toilet to Tap - here it goes...

In potable reuse systems, effluent from a wastewater treatment plant is sent to an advanced treatment facility, where it undergoes a three-step purification process.

Phase I - water is passed through a microfilter that blocks particles, protozoans or bacteria that are larger than 1/300th the thickness of a human hair. Phase II - it undergoes even finer filtration in the form of reverse osmosis, in which water is forced through a membrane that blocks fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, viruses and salts. Phase III- ultraviolet light and hydrogen peroxide are used to break down any pathogens or organic compounds that escaped the first two steps.

The result is a purified substance that is cleaner than most bottled waters, according to WateReuse California, a group that advocates for water reuse and desalination. However, it is still sent to a traditional water treatment plant, where it is blended with other sources of water, processed and pumped to household taps.

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For more information, please review LA Times article at: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-toilet-to-tap-20150525-story.html#page=1

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To discuss how your company and project can benefit from our services as well if there are representation opportunities, please contact Michel (Michael) Stevens, President, at (800) 260-6008 ext. 301 PST or mstevens[at]greenprojectmarketing[dot]com. Skype ID: GreenProjMktg.