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Green Building Resources

For decades, PPG has been committed to making products and pursuing business practices that help sustain a healthy global environment. We encourage you to review the information below, which provides links to standards organizations, industry trade associations and regulatory agencies that offer additional resources that can help contribute to green buildings or directories that list products meeting specific sustainable criteria.

Green Building Council
PPG is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and proudly supports them for their efforts in transforming the construction marketplace.
Green Building Alliance
PPG is also a member of the Green Building Alliance, USGBC's local chapter in the Pittsburgh area. The GBA promotes green building as an economic opportunity for the region.
Cradle to Cradle Certification provides a company with a means to tangibly and credibly measure achievement in environmentally-intelligent design and helps customers purchase and specify products that are pursuing a broader definition of quality.
Energy Star
PPG has committed to the Energy Star Challenge, which is a national call-to-action to improve the energy efficiency of America's commercial and industrial buildings. Under this challenge, PPG is challenged to reduce its energy consumption by 10 percent or more. Energy Star provides a database of roof products that meet Energy Star reflectance criteria. You can download the database in either PDF or excel format.
Green Seal
GreenSeal provides science-based environmental certification standards that are credible, transparent, and essential in an increasingly educated and competitive marketplace.
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The WBDG (Whole Building Design Guide) is the only web-based portal providing government and industry practitioners with one-stop access to current information on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria and technology from a "whole buildings" perspective.
South Coast Air Quality Management District
The South Coast Air Quality Management District provides a directory of architectural coating manufacturers that offer super-compliant Architectural/Industrial (AIM)Coatings (less than 10 g/l).
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PPG Glass is a charter member of the Efficient Windows Collaborative, which is committed to the manufacture and promotion of energy efficient windows. This site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy efficient windows and recommendations for their selection and use.
Cool Roof Rating Council
The Cool Roof Rating Council develops accurate and credible methods for evaluating and labeling the solar reflectance and thermal emittance (radiative properties) of roofing products.
Green Building Studio
This is an Energy Star recommended software analysis tool that allows energy enhancement to an existing building design.
The Collaborative for High Performance Schools provides a Low-Emitting Materials (LEM) table that lists products that have been certified by its manufacturer and an independent laboratory to meet the Collaborative High Performance School (CHPS) Low-Emitting Materials criteria.
TEcoLogo is North America's oldest, most widely recognized and respected certification of environmental leadership by setting standards and certifying products.
Building Green
Building Green.com is an independent company committed to providing accurate, unbiased, and timely information designed to help building-industry professionals improve the environmental performance of buildings.
This directory is the first of its kind developed to connect Pennsylvania green building products manufacturers with green building specifiers including architects, engineers, designers, contractors, and other green building professionals. The goal of the Directory is to use Pennsylvania produced green building products in green buildings throughout Pennsylvania, the United States, and abroad.

National Energy Policy Act 2005 – Review the policy and tax incentives for energy efficient commercial building.