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					                         U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL – COLORADO
                         The Green Building Community
USGBC Colorado                    LOCAL WORKSHOP OFFERS TRAINING FOR ALL-NATURAL
1536 Wynkoop Street,                       AMERICAN CLAY EARTH PLASTERS
Suite 301                    HOSTED BY THE U.S.GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL COLORADO CHAPTER
Denver, CO 80202
(303)454-3393
www.usgbccolorado.org
                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact: Laurie Hessemer
                                                                                                  303-717-6337
                                                                                     laurie@casaverdepaint.com




                        Denver, CO (May 17, 2010) – Casa Verde Paint is pleased to announce an upcoming
                        workshop providing training for application of award-winning American Clay Earth
                        Plasters in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council Colorado Chapter (USGBC
                        Colorado). The all-natural interior finishes – which have received Best Product accolades
                        from Architectural Record and BuilderNews, as well as Outstanding New Green Product
                        from NAHB – are chosen as often for their beauty, ease of application and longevity, as
                        for health and environmental reasons.

                        The 3-day Advanced Applicator Training in Denver from May 25-27 is open to
                        professionals in the design/building industries. Participants will help green the new
                        offices of USGBC Colorado, and learn how to create a beautiful and sustainable space
                        using American Clay Earth Plasters. For more information about USGBC Colorado and
                        their new office, please contact Deb Kleinman at (303) 454-3391 or
                        deb@usgbccolorado.org. For more information about the training, please contact Casa
                        Verde Paint at (303) 717-6337 or info@casaverdepaint.com.

                        Offering more than 40 standard colors, unlimited custom colors, and a wide range of
                        textures, American Clay is available in the original adobe-like Loma, super smooth
                        Porcelina, reclaimed shell Marittimo and new single coat Enjarre. As zero VOC products,
                        there is no off-gassing and no inherent waste on-site when using American Clay.
                        Moreover, the plasters are non-flammable, mold resistant, sound absorbent, humidity
                        buffering and low maintenance, giving additional masonry mass to interiors walls and
                        ceilings. The clay also produces negative ions that, according to experts, counteract the
                        negative effects of positive ions produced by electronics. American Clay plasters earn up
                        to seven points in LEED certified projects.

                        During the workshop, participants will learn everything about American Clay Earth
                        Plasters, from basic installation to advanced design techniques, manipulating the clay in
                        a variety of circumstances and with a wide range of creative ideas. The class includes
                        learning about clay plaster textures, blending, sealing, application, mixing colors,
                        recoating and repairs. Attention will be given to specifying projects, as well. This
                        workshop will be taught by Deborah Hall and Herman Eppinghaus of Hall’s Walls, owners
                        of a successful interior finish business and leading national trainers for American Clay
                        products.
ABOUT CASA VERDE PAINT:

Casa Verde Paint offers healthy, environmentally responsible paints, plasters, stains and
sealers from companies that specialize in high performance green building products.
Casa Verde’s coatings are predominantly zero VOC and 100% non-toxic, which means
they have health benefits in addition to the environmental protections associated with the
reduction of VOCs. Casa Verde Paint serves Architects, Designers, Builders and
Contractors in the Denver Metro area and along the Front Range, working directly with
clients to specify products that meet their job requirements. The general public may also
purchase products at the warehouse, conveniently located off I-25 in Central Denver.
www.casaverdepaint.com.

ABOUT THE U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL COLORADO
USGBC Colorado, a 501c3 organization, was recognized as the fifteenth official Chapter
of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2003, and has since quickly grown to
become one of the most mature and effective chapters in the USGBC Chapter network.
Today, the Colorado Chapter has over 800 members from around the state, and works
with many private, public, and nonprofit partners to transform Colorado’s built
environment. Its local and statewide education programs address a range of issues and
topics relevant to the ever-growing green building community, including LEED Technical
Workshops, green schools, sustainable commercial real estate, and green homes, to
name a few. For more information, visit www.usgbccolorado.org.


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