PPG introduces continuing education program on cool roof coatings

PITTSBURGH, March 4, 2010 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business has introduced Cool Coatings for Metal Roofing, an American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education Service (AIA/CES) course. The designated sustainable design (SD) course earns participants Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credit as well.

The four learning objectives of the new AIA/CES course are to familiarize architects with:

  • Key terms and definitions that relate to cool roofing
  • How cool roofing works and its benefits and attributes
  • Current cool roofing specifications, codes, regulations and guidelines in the United States
  • Research that validates the cool roof concept

With these additions, PPG now offers classroom instruction for 18 AIA/CES-approved courses. The courses are taught by PPG representatives throughout the United States, and can be scheduled as lunch presentations at architectural firms or at the time and place of a firm’s choice.  Each course lasts for approximately one hour.

PPG also has eight courses approved by AIA for distance learning, enabling architects to take classes at their computers or to download content as a slideshow or printed document. Distance learning courses by PPG, which earn participants one learning unit credit upon successful completion, are available for free at www.ArchitectCES.com.

To view a complete list of AIA/CES courses available from PPG, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

About PPG
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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Contact:
Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings
724-274-3845
sbird@ppg.com
www.ppgideascapes.com
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