STO Introduces Ultra-Compact TurboStick Mini

Sto's popular Turbostick is now available in an ultra-lightweight, ultra-compact mini-version.

Sto Corp. has recently introduced Sto TurboStick® Mini, an ultra-lightweight, ultra-compact adhesive delivery system with terrific advantages over traditional cement-based adhesives. The Mini version of TurboStick now gives applicators a choice of two convenient sizes – either cartridge or cylinder — when applying Sto’s ready-to-use, single component adhesive for installing insulation boards in exterior wall claddings like StoTherm ci and ci XPS.

Unlike more traditional cementitious adhesives, Sto TurboStick doesn’t require mixing or extended drying time. It goes on easier, cures in just two hours, and generally outperforms other adhesive systems. It is also lightweight – so no heavy lifting is required to hoist it onto scaffolding; applicators simply screw in the hose and squeeze the trigger.

The Sto TurboStick Mini is easy to use and offers the fastest application of any adhesive, cutting the cure time from a full day to just a single hour. The Sto TurboStick Mini cartridge weighs just 26.3 oz. and covers 110 – 130 square feet of wall surface.

In addition to saving time, using Sto TurboStick can also save money. By cutting the cure time from a full day to two hours, and taking less time to stage materials, projects can finish faster, saving on labor costs. And with the Mini version providing additional convenience and efficiency, Turbostick offers the fastest application time of any PU-foam adhesive. Click here for StoTurbostick brochure 2018


PACE Spurs Building Upgrades for Energy Savings

Now there's financing available to cut energy waste in buildings of all types and sizes.

PACE, which stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy, is a simple and effective mechanism for financing energy-efficiency retrofits and renewable energy upgrades that might not otherwise be affordable for commercial, residential, industrial, and agricultural buildings. PACE financing overcomes the upfront cost barrier these upgrades can pose by providing 100% of the financing for such projects.

The financing is paid back via property tax assessments that can stretch as long as 20 years. In most instances, the related energy savings more than pay for the assessment. Through the use of innovative PACE funding, new energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, insulation, solar and lighting improvements can be immediately rendered cash flow positive.

PACE funding has soared, as owners recognize the opportunity to increase their bottom line by reducing energy costs, to enhance the value of their property and do their part to offset greenhouse gas emissions. Since three quarters of the electricity generated in America is used to heat, cool, illuminate, and otherwise operate buildings, it’s not surprising that Scientific American magazine named PACE one of 20 “world changing” ideas.

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Can Green Buildings Make Us Smarter?

Green is good -- outside or inside an occupied building.

A recent study published by Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) suggests that Green Buildings create optimized conditions for health and productivity. In a series of experiments, indoor environmental quality (IEQ) factors for both “green” and “conventional” buildings were simulated in a controlled environment that included office workers, and the researchers measured variables such as carbon dioxide variation, ventilation and exposure to volatile organic compounds in the building atmosphere.

The results? On average, cognitive scores for the two groups of workers were 61% higher for those working in a building with green features than with conventional construction.  In other words, green building can potentially deliver a smarter workforce.