Paints and Coatings

This standard covers water based architectural paints (both interior and exterior), student and artists paints, and other water based coatings. 

The GECA, Green Star Brochure - details each GECA standard and the available Green Star credits.  

Paints and Coatings Info Sheet

GECA’s Paints and Coatings standard includes criteria that address:

  • Fitness for purpose
  • Volatile organic compound (VOC) content
  • The use of energy intensive ingredients
  • Ozone depleting substances
  • The use of toxic ingredients
  • Heavy metals, like cobalt or chromium
  • The use of ingredients toxic to humans or aquatic life
  • Packaging
  • Waste minimisation

What makes a paint environmentally preferable?