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

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


PITTSBURGH – 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

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

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

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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