PPG glass, paint featured in eight of year’s top ten green building projects
AIA COTE Award winners for 2008 use SOLARBAN glass, PITTSBURGH PaintsPITTSBURGH, Sept. 4, 2008 –
The American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment (COTE) has named its top ten green building projects for 2008, and eight of them feature architectural glass and paint from EcoLogical Building Solutions
by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG). Six projects were built using low-emissivity glass by PPG, and Pittsburgh
Paints were used in two more.
Four award winners showcase Solarban
60 solar-control, low-e glass:
- Discovery Center, Seattle, Mill Hull Partnership architects
- Nueva School’s Hillside Learning Complex, Hillsborough, Calif., Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
- Queens Botanical Garden Visitors Center, Flushing, N.Y., BKSK Architects
- Garthwaite Center, Weston, Mass., Architerra architects
One award winner, the Cesar Chavez Library in Laveen, Ariz., was built with Sungate
500 glass, while another, the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingman’s Ferry, Pa., is glazed with Solarban
60 glass and Sungate
500 glass. The Cesar Chavez Library was design by Line & Space Architecture and the Pocono Environmental Education Center was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
The two award-winners decorated with Pittsburgh
- Leopold Legacy Center, Baraboo, Wis., The Kubula Washatko Architects
- Macallen Building Condominiums, Boston, Burt Hill architects
PPG manufactures Pittsburgh
Paints Pure Performance
paint, the industry’s first Green Seal
Class A certified zero-volatile organic compounds paint, as well as environmentally-friendly brands such as WallHide
60 and Sungate
500 glasses are used on many green projects because of their exceptional combination of visible light transmittance and solar heat control. These characteristics help architects design buildings with less reliance on artificial lighting and lower cooling loads. Solarban
60 and Sungate
500 glasses also have the transparent appearance many architects favor.
To learn more about EcoLogical Building Solutions
by PPG, visit www.ppgideascapes.com
or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com
.EcoLogical Building Solutions, Pittsburgh, Pure Performance, Solarban, Speedcraft, Speedhide, Sungate and WallHide are trademarks of PPG Industries.
Green Seal is a registered certification mark of Green Seal.
Robert J. Struble