The A.R.T. of reStore™
Aesthetics. Repair. Transformation.
A complete approach to restoration.
Traditionally, building restoration has been little more than a long punchlist. Sto®, a longtime leader in innovative solutions for the restoration of building facades, now offers the most comprehensive, most holistic solution on the market: The A.R.T. of reStore™, offering a source for materials and services to address all your maintenance and restoration requirements.
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The market research and consulting firm Navigant Research projects that by the year 2028, the market demand for retrofitted solutions for commercial buildings will reach $184.7 billion (USD) worldwide. Humans also spend almost 90% of their time indoors, making indoor environments a critical component of health and well-being, productivity, and safety.
The energy use and demand in commercial buildings has been growing rapidly over the past two decades, in part, as a result of the increase in numbers and usage of computers and other information technology. According to the US Department of Energy, commercial buildings account for 35 percent of US electricity consumption and 40 percent of the global demand.
On average, existing commercial buildings spend 30 percent of their annual operating budgets on energy costs to which also accounts for close to 20 percent of all global carbon emissions.
Rising energy costs, growing concerns about greenhouse gas emissions, as well as a new mandate from the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to expand the use and increase the minimal thickness requirement for Continuous Insulation (CI) for all wall assemblies in nearly all climate zones have created a great momentum for the restoration and retrofitting of aging buildings.
According to The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the existing building inventory in the United States and Canada represents approximately 119 million households and over 80 billion square feet of commercial building space. A substantial portion of this commercial floor space was built prior to 1980, and a substantial number of the buildings built in the first half of the 20th century are still in operation and consuming energy.
Sto Corp. has been involved in building restoration since 2000 and has been involved in some 82 million square feet of restored cladding projects to date. Our reStore program leverages both the unmatched technical expertise of Sto Technical Services and Sto Studio and the company’s full line of repair products for EIFS, Stucco, Concrete and Masonry construction, as well as, high performance Coatings that provide restoration solutions for buildings.
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