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LIVE Contributor: Brent Ehrlich

Posted April 08, 2008 09:16 AM by Mark Piepkorn
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I am the product editor here at BuildingGreen. I, along with a several team members, research products and then write and update listings for our GreenSpec product guide. I also help with overall category research and write an occasional product review for Environmental Building News. Prior to working for BuildingGreen, I was the associate editor for Green Builder magazine, where I wrote feature articles on a variety of topics related to green residential construction. After grad school I worked as a carpenter and freelance writer, among other jobs, and spent years searching for the perfect location to live, work, and enjoy the outdoors. I lived in the nearly every state along the spine of the Rockies, running high altitude trails from Taos to Glacier and doing my share of cross-country ski racing along the way, but about eight years ago I landed in Vermont by accident and I've been here ever since. I now live in Montpelier, the nation's smallest state capital, with my wife and two young children. I love the winters in Vermont, but making our 1860's home energy efficient is a major challenge. When not juggling home repairs, work, family, and diaper changing, I still try to sneak in as much running and cross country skiing as possible. I can't say I'm getting in a lot of miles.

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1 Hello: We are starting constr posted by Joey Terrell on 04/19/2008 at 08:19 am

Hello: We are starting construction on a LEEDs building in Joliet, Illinois we are looking for a source of Soy Coating for our Roof, I am unable to find one. Can you help?

2 Hey Joey, We have quite a few posted by Brent Ehrlich on 04/22/2008 at 05:45 am

Hey Joey,

We have quite a few low-VOC, high reflectivity, and high emissivity coatings, but none that are soy based. Your comment sparked our curiosity, however, and Mark Piepkorn found a coating from Green Products ( http://www.greenproducts.net/products/products.html ) that might fit your needs. We are going to take a closer look at this coating and hope to add it to our database. Thanks for your question.

Brent


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