PPG glass used in three of top 10 AIA green building projects


The First Unitarian Society Meeting House in Madison, Wis., a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed National Historic Landmark, was named by the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment among the top 10 "green" building projects for 2011. The project features an addition with floor-to-ceiling walls of SOLARBAN(R) 60 glass. PURE PERFORMANCE(R) paint from PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS(R) also was used in the addition, which earned LEED Gold certification. (Photography: ©Zane Williams)

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15, 2011 – The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA's) Committee on the Environment (COTE) named its top 10 green building projects for 2011, and at least three feature environmentally advanced glass made by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG).

  • Step Up on 5th in Santa Monica, Calif., and The Lofts at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles both feature SOLARBAN(R) 80 glass, a high-performance architectural glass by PPG designed to maximize daylighting, views and natural ventilation. Both buildings earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
     
  • The First Unitarian Society Meeting House in Madison, Wis., a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed National Historic Landmark, features an addition with floor-to-ceiling walls of Solarban 60 glass. PURE PERFORMANCE(R) paint from PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS(R) also was used in the addition, which earned LEED Gold certification.

Solarban solar control, low-emissivity architectural glasses offer excellent solar performance, with high levels of transmitted natural light as well as exceptional solar control characteristics, which combine to dramatically lower cooling- and lighting-related energy costs in buildings. PPG is the first and only glass manufacturer to earn CRADLE TO CRADLE(R) Certification at the Silver tier for all its products, including Solarban glass.

Pure Performance paint was one of the first environmentally-responsible paints in the marketplace. Formulated without volatile organic compounds (VOCs), it meets the building industry’s strictest environmental guidelines while delivering performance and quality for homeowners, professional painters and builders.

To learn more, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

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PPG Pittsburgh Paints and Pure Performance are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
Solarban is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Cradle to Cradle is a registered trademark of MBDC, LLC.
 
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