PPG webcast advises on energy project implementation

U.S. Dept. of Energy presentation guides other Save Energy Now LEADER companies

PITTSBURGH, March 10, 2010 –
PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) today participated in a U.S. Department of Energy webcast to help fellow companies in the agency’s Save Energy Now LEADER program implement energy projects after an energy assessment.

The presentation was delivered by Jeff Yigdall, PPG director of engineering and international business and chairman of the PPG energy and greenhouse gas team. Content focused on the following areas:

  • Integrating energy project initiatives into an existing corporate culture
  • Budgeting, planning, prioritizing and implementing energy projects
  • Preparing cost/benefit analyses
  • Allocating resources for short- and long-term projects
  • Establishing benchmarks to measure and promote success
  • Completing a financial analysis and developing supporting documentation

Save Energy Now is a national initiative that aims to drive a reduction of 25 percent or more in industrial energy intensity in 10 years. LEADER companies such as PPG sign a voluntary pledge to reduce their facilities' energy intensity by 25 percent in 10 years.

In December 2007, PPG set a goal to reduce its total energy intensity by 25 percent from 2006 to 2016, and it is currently on track to meet this goal. PPG joined the Save Energy Now LEADER program in December 2009.

For more information about PPG’s sustainable business practices, see the 2009 Corporate Sustainability Web site at http://corporateportal.ppg.com/PPG/corporatesustainability.

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.

Rob Struble
PPG Performance Glazings