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Friday, January 05, 2024

In the heart of New York City, Columbia University faced a daunting challenge - the pervasive presence of both asbestos and lead-based paint in their facilities.

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In the heart of New York City, Columbia University faced a daunting challenge - the pervasive presence of both asbestos and lead-based paint in their facilities.

The call was for a solution that was not only effective and cost-efficient but also aligned with the institution's commitment to environmental responsibility.

The Challenge: Seeking Green Solutions for Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint

Columbia University's Facilities Management recognized the pressing need for safe, sustainable alternatives to address the hazardous materials in their midst.

The goal was clear: find solutions that were not only environmentally sound but also reduced hazardous waste generation.

Desired Benefits: GEI (Global Encasement, Inc.'s) Green Coatings Encasement

Enter GEI's revolutionary Green Coatings Encasement, a game-changer in the industry.

The desired benefits included:

• GREEN and Super Compliant Zero VOC Coatings

• Class A Fire Rating

• Long Term Solution

• Tight Seal Over Asbestos Fireproofing

• Lock Down Flaking Lead-Based Paint

• Minimize Hazardous Waste Generation

• Impact and Abuse Resistant

• Cost Effective

• Minimum to No Downtime

Results: GEI's Green Coatings Transform Columbia University's Facilities

The results were nothing short of transformative.

GEI Non-Toxic, Zero VOC’s, Class A Fire Rated, durable, and highly impact-resistant systems emerged as the preferred choice to tackle Columbia's complex issues.

One notable success story involved the use of GEI LeadLock™ on the Pump House's interior plaster surfaces, addressing a combination of Lead-Based Paint and Asbestos.

The same coating was applied to an exterior cementitious ceiling.

GEI AsbestoSafe proved its mettle by encasing over 50,000 square feet of sprayed-on fireproofing in the crawlspace above the gymnasium ceiling.

Facilities Management staff at Columbia University praised the innovative GEI PrepLESS Primer's ability to reattach loose, flaking, cracking, peeling, and alligatored paint.

This not only streamlined surface preparation but also significantly minimized hazardous waste generation.

Conclusion: A Green Triumph for Columbia and GEI

In the face of asbestos and lead-based paint challenges, Columbia University found a reliable ally in Global Encasement, Inc.'s Green Coatings Encasement.

The success story speaks not just to the effectiveness of the solution but also to the alignment of values - a commitment to safety, sustainability, and a greener future for all.

Discover how GEI's Green Coatings can revolutionize safety in your spaces.

Embrace the future with solutions that are not just effective but also environmentally responsible.

“It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.” Dalai Lama

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