[Fwd: Infrared House Paint]

Yes, it's hard to get excited about house paint, and I think
there are better options than this one for the same result, but
this may be of interest to some.

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Subject: Viridian Note 00180: Infrared House Paint
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 19:32:54 -0500
From: Bruce Sterling <bruces at well dot com>
Reply-To: <bruces at well dot com>
To: Viridian List <viridian at fringeware dot com>

Key concepts:  house paint, energy efficiency,
military spin-offs

Attention Conservation Notice: It's hard to get
excited about house paint.

Link:  http://www.radiancecomfort.com/

"A consumer benefit of 'stealth' technology

"Just as research for the U.S. space program led to 
consumer innovations such as non-stick coatings for pots 
and pans, Radiance paints bring home and building owners 
the benefits of one type of military stealth technology. 

   "The patented technology is based on a heat-reflecting 
paint that was developed to help protect NATO vehicles 
from heat-seeking weapons. ChemRex subsequently adapted 
and improved the technology to create an elegant interior 
latex paint for homes and buildings. Radiance's patented 
formula contains microscopic particles that cause it to 
behave like today1s energy-efficient low-e windows == 
creating an emissivity barrier that reduces the transfer 
of radiant heat into or out of rooms.

    "Radiance paint reflects up to 40 percent of radiant 
heat back into a room during cold weather (compared to 5 
percent for ordinary paint), and it blocks up to 60 
percent of radiant heat energy from entering a room during 
hot weather. The paint's emissivity values have been 
verified by leading independent research laboratories. In 
short, because Radiance paint helps keep radiant heat 
energy where you want it, you can feel comfortably warm in 
winter and cooler in summer while spending less for 
heating and air conditioning."

(((As an additional bonus, if your home is targeted
by Warsaw Pact heat-seeking ordinance, you'll likely
escape with only collateral damage!  Unfortunately,
this Radiance commercial agitprop does not address
the central Viridian question:  is this product *sexy*?
We note with chagrin that it comes in a mere 72
shades, and that dark colors compromise its thermal
efficiency.  We'd be interested to hear of any
Viridian hands-on experience with Radiance paint.)))

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