October 3, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Instructor(s): David Darling, P.E., and Tim Serie, Esq., American Coatings Association
Local, State and Federal pressure to lower the VOC content of Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) coatings are expected to continue unabated for the foreseeable future. David Darling will give an update on recent AIM regulation changes and provide an overview of key AIM regulatory changes expected in the next 5 years. In addition to government regulations, green building standards and codes have evolved from little-known voluntary building certification programs to fundamentally changing the new commercial and residential construction market in the U.S. over the past decade. Tim Serie will provide an overview and forecast of the green building landscape and the potential impact of these standards on the coatings industry.
- Learn about and get an update on recent changes to local, State and Federal AIM regulations and Greenbuilding Standards
- Learn about potential future regulations that may lower the VOC content of many AIM coatings to 25 g/l; require the use of High- Volume, Low-Pressure (HVLP) Spray (or equivalent) spray equipment; and the possible elimination of the Small Container Exemption
- Learn about possible changes to VOC test methods/definition of “VOC” and considerations on the use of the terms “low” and “zero VOC”
- Learn how voluntary green building standards and certification programs are driving mandatory building codes and regulations, many times outpacing traditional governmental VOC regulations
- Learn about emerging green building trends, from emissions testing for paint and coatings to improve indoor air quality to raising concerns over toxic chemicals and ingredient transparency in all building materials
As Senior Director of Environmental Affairs at the American Coatings Association – for the last 15 years, David Darling has worked on coatings manufacturing environmental compliance issues, industrial surface coating and architectural coating regulations and post-consumer paint issues. David has a MS and BS in environmental engineering from Syracuse University and is a professional environmental engineer.
Tim Serie serves as Counsel in the Government Affairs division at the American Coatings Association, working on environmental compliance, architectural coatings VOC regulations, green building standards, and sustainability issues. Tim received his law degree and a Master’s in International Affairs from the American University in Washington, DC and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Saint John’s University in Minnesota.
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