Three projects with PPG glass earn 2011 Crystal Achievement Awards


The CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, shown here, was one of three projects featuring PPG glass that earned 2011 Crystal Achievement Awards from Glass Magazine. It features SOLARBAN(R) z50 glass by PPG and was named “Most innovative energy efficient glass project.” It is the first NHL arena to earn LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. (Photography by Jim Schafer.)
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 28, 2011 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) announced that three projects featuring PPG glass were among the winners of the 2011 Crystal Achievement Awards from Glass Magazine. The awards recognize the best products and glass applications in 24 categories in the commercial, retail and fabrication markets.

The CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh was named “Most innovative energy efficient glass project.” The building, home to the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League, features a massive, undulating glass facade fabricated from SOLARBAN(R) z50 glass. It is the first NHL arena to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

A private residence in Connecticut earned “Most innovative bath enclosure project” honors, in part for its use of STARPHIRE(R) ultra-clear glass by PPG. The custom shower features five panels and a door, each fashioned from ½-inch Starphire glass and bent to different radii to create a kidney-shaped enclosure.

Starphire glass also was specified on the project that Glass Magazine recognized as the “Most innovative factory” – the Garibaldi Glass Industries headquarters in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. The facility features Starphire glass in a point-supported insulating glass wall at the main entrance.

To determine winners, the Glass Magazine staff compiled nominations and photographs for each judge. The panel of judges, representing all areas of the glass industry, then selected a winner in each category.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

 
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Solarban and Starphire are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
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