Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) Provides First Hydrophobic Protective Coating Reviewed For LEED Contributions.
DFI, In Association With USGBC’s LEED Rating System, Announces Diamon-Fusion LEED Points Exclusive Industry Evaluation
IRVINE, CALIF.—Wednesday, December 3, 2014—Diamon-Fusion International(DFI) is the first hydrophobic protective coating company to have its products specifically reviewed for compliance in association with USGBC’s LEED rating system to confirm how they can contribute in the following categories: Sustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Materials and Resources.
GreenCE, Inc., a USGBC Education Partner completed the review process. GreenCE educates design professionals about the advantages of designing a sustainable building and helps building product manufacturers develop tools to articulate the environmental, human health, and financial benefits of their products.
DFI’s flagship product, Diamon-Fusion® is among the first protective coating on the market today to be analyzed in the rigorous evaluation process. Diamon-Fusion delivers unmatched industrial flexibility by offering both industrial, factory-based vapor deposition and field-friendly liquid application processes to protect silica-based products, most commonly glass. The processes create a hydrophobic coating to repeal damaging environmental elements while reducing the need for harsh cleaning products. In addition, the new FuseCube™ patented Diamon-Fusion application system has blanket approval from South Coast Air Quality Management District, one of the most stringent in the world, as a zero-emission process.
“As a company concerned with environmental impact, we strive to create coatings which leave the planet in a better position for future generations,” shared Russell Slaybaugh, Vice President and General Manager of DFI. “Our coatings are designed to eliminate the use of harsh chemicals that eventually spill into our waterways, while making surfaces easier to clean, requiring less water in the process. For commercial buildings, our coatings require less cleaning, which in turn requires less water and chemicals, reducing the building owner’s costs and impact on the environment.”
Syndi Sim, Director of Marketing added, “We are thrilled to be the first hydrophobic protective coating manufacturer reviewed for our LEED contributions. Our experience working with LEED projects such as the double Platinum certified California Academy of Sciences has proven to us that this review is critical to designers and architects. We will be adding this immediately to our industry-leading effort to educate architects and designers about the benefits and cost-savings a best-in-class hydrophobic coating can deliver for their clients.”