Expanding design possibilities while shrinking their impact on the environment.
At PPG, we understand that commercial construction today is about creating buildings that are functional, efficient, and sustainable. That’s why we offer a wide range of building products that are specifically engineered to enable architects and contractors to meet the very demanding needs of 21st-century construction.
|Appaloosa Branch Library, Scottsdale, Arizona|
Lead Architect: Jeremy Jones, AIA, LEED AP, DWL Architects & Planners, Inc.
The Appaloosa Branch Library in Scottsdale, Arizona is not just a LEED Gold-certified building, it’s also a stunning example of how our advanced building materials are literally and conceptually changing the face of modern architecture. The library’s architect was able to enhance the beauty of the building’s exterior and reduce cooling costs by using PPG Duranar® VARI-Cool™ coatings, which both reflect the sun’s energy and dramatically shift color according to viewing angle.
Our Solarban® 60 Atlantica™ low-e glass allowed him to incorporate vast areas of emerald-green glass while reducing the size of the library’s HVAC system and its energy bills. And for the interior walls, PPG offered a variety of high-performing, environmentally preferred coatings, including zero-VOC Pure Performance.