PPG glass, coatings can help projects earn new LEED Pilot Credit 43

USGBC to recognize third-party certified environmental claims for building products


CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED(CM) architectural glasses by PPG Industries – such as SOLARBAN(R) solar control low-e glasses, SUNGATE(R) passive, low-e glasses, OCEANS OF COLOR(R) tinted glasses, STARPHIRE(R) ultra-clear glass, VISTACOOL(TM) glasses, Earth and Sky performance tints and conventional clear glass – can help building projects earn the new LEED Pilot Credit 43 established by the U.S. Green Building Council.
ENERGY STAR(R)-qualified DURANAR(R) ULTRA-COOL(R) and
Duranar VARI-COOL(R) metal roof and panel coatings and GREENGUARD(R)-certified architectural coatings, such as PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS(R) brand PURE PERFORMANCE(R) interior paint, can also contribute to the credit.
Three PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh (shown here) features
Solarban 70XL/CARIBIA(R), Solarban 60 and Starphire glasses, along with Duranar coatings by PPG. The project earned LEED Gold certification in 2010, but it may have qualified for LEED Pilot Credit 43 for its extensive use of third-party-certified PPG products. (Photography by Jim Schafer)

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 11, 2011 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) announced that all of its architectural glasses and many of its interior and exterior coatings can help building projects earn a new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) pilot credit established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

LEED Pilot Credit 43: Certified Products enables building projects to earn LEED credit when they are constructed with building products that have achieved third-party certification for environmental claims from an approved list, published by the USGBC, of existing standards, such as the ENERGY STAR(R) standard. Some eligible PPG building products are:

  • CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED(CM) PPG architectural glasses, including SOLARBAN(R) solar control, low-e glasses, SUNGATE(R) passive, low-e glasses, OCEANS OF COLOR(R) tinted glasses, STARPHIRE(R) ultra-clear glass, VISTACOOL(R) glasses, Earth and Sky performance tints and conventional clear glass
  • ENERGY STAR-qualified DURANAR(R) ULTRA-COOL(R) and Duranar VARI-COOL(R) metal roof and panel coatings
  • GREENGUARD(R)-certified PPG architectural coatings, such as PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS(R) brand PURE PERFORMANCE(R) interior paint

USGBC said the purpose of LEED Pilot Credit 43 is “to increase the use of products and materials with life cycles, ingredients and attributes understood and optimized to improve overall environmental, economic and social performance.” To see a complete list of USGBC-approved third-party certifications, visit www.usgbc.org.

To learn more about PPG glass, coatings and paint and how they can contribute to LEED certification, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

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 Caribia, Duranar, Oceans of Color, Solarban, Starphire, Sungate, ULTRA-Cool, VARI-Cool and Vistacool are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
PPG Pittsburgh Paints and Pure Performance are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
Cradle to Cradle Certified is a certification mark of MBDC, LLC.
ENERGY STAR is a joint trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
GREENGUARD is a registered trademark of GREENGUARD Environmental Institute.
 
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Contact:
Rob Struble
PPG Flat Glass
412-820-8138
rstruble@ppg.com
www.ppgideascapes.com
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