The stripes in your parking lot have seen better days and if you wait much longer, visitors won’t be able to tell where one parking stall ends and another begins. Decades ago, there would only be one or two choices for the type of traffic paint used to stripe parking lots. Today, however, competition and innovation have given way to a multitude of line striping paints specifically formulated for different weather, vehicle traffic intensity, and regulatory environments. What type of paint is right for you? Considering these factors will help you choose the best traffic paint for your needs.
Many of the breakthroughs in sustainability have originated on college campuses. As a microcosm of the larger community, students and faculty have initiated programs, conducted experiments and set high objectives for improving water, energy and soil conservation while instituting aggressive recycling and composting programs. Private companies have funded many of these scholarly initiatives to gather data to support sustainability programs on a commercial or broader level.
Colleges and universities are often on the leading edge of social and environmental initiatives. Today sustainability is a major area of focus on campuses and many breakthroughs have burst forth from all around the country.
As companies and architects embrace the long-term benefits of sustainable construction and developing technology, more energy efficient buildings are being constructed to diminish the carbon footprint and significantly reduce energy and water consumption. The US Green Building Council is issuing a growing number of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications, a sign that building designs are moving toward more sustainability in construction. The trend is not only in the United States as new construction in the rest of the world is following a similar path.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were over 2.6 million miles of paved roads in the United States in 2013, compared to only 1.2 million miles of paved roads in 1960. That’s a 116% increase in asphalt or concrete usage in just over 50 years.