The Ashford Formula was recently applied to 23,000-square-feet of Allstate Insurance Company's new "Eco-Friendly Data Center" in Rochelle, IL. According to the press release, this 65,000-sqaure-foot facility "is targeted to meet LEED Gold certification" and is "one of America's most energy-efficient and environmentally conscious data centers."
Allstate has released a short video highlighting this facility's "green" attributes, including a few great shots of their newly treated Ashford Formula concrete floors (pictures at 00:39 - 0:40 seconds).
Ashford Formula's "green" attributes were no doubt a major factor in its selection for use on this facility. Ashford Formula is water-based, contains no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and is fume and vapor free. Unlike many other floor coverings which require adhesives, or contain fibers that can harbor ordors and other indoor air contaminants, the Ashford Formula seals and dustproofs exposed concrete floors, eliminating any concern regarding poor indoor air quality. The Ashford Formula is also a one-time, permanent application that lasts the lifetime of the concrete, and is also ideal for preserving and protecting existing concrete floors. Preparing existing floors with Ashford Formula reduces waste, as well as the need for new construction materials (see "LEED Point Contributor: The Ashford Formula").
Curecrete Distribution, Inc. and the Ashford Formula are proud to have contributed to this great, eco-friendly facility. Our appreciation goes out to Bob Donahue, Ashford Formula Technical Field Representative and Artlow Systems who served as the applicator for this project. Great job!