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PPG Donates Coatings to Habitat for Humanity Project at AIA National Convention


DURANAR ULTRA-COOL coatings to help achieve LEED Platinum certification goal

PITTSBURGH, – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) coil and extrusion coatings group announced that it has donated DURANAR® ULTRA-COOL® coatings to the Habitat for Humanity home being constructed as a demostration of affordable sustainability at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Conference and Expo in Denver, June 20-22.

The home, which is being built by AIA Denver in partnership with CAD-1, Inc., a Denver-based provider of architectual design software, is seeking to become the first “green” Habitat for Humanity project to earn LEED® Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

PPG donated Duranar ULTRA-Cool coatings in Colonial Red for the cool metal roof, which was painted by Berridge Manufacturing, San Antonio, Texas, and installed by Superior Roofing & Architectural Sheet Metal, Aurora, Colo. Duranar ULTRA-Cool coatings are formulated with proprietary ultraviolet (UV)-reflective pigments that enable homes and buildings to stay cooler and help save energy by reducing the need to use air-conditioning systems.

Colonial Red is one of hundreds of colors of Duranar ULTRA-Cool coatings registered with ENERGY STAR® and the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC). Because of its exceptional solar reflectivity, the palette of Duranar ULTRA-Cool coatings includes an extensive range of light, medium and dark colors for color roof applications, giving architects the freedom to design in color without sacrificing energy performance.

The Habitat for Humanity home is being constructed by Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity in Kittredge, Colo., a suburb of Denver, with donated materials and labor. It was designed by Margaret Baldwin Blakely, AIA, Alan Ford, AIA, Kathy Ford, AIA, and Matt Weaver, associate AIA, winners of a Habitat for Humanity of Colorado design-build competition.

For more about Duranar ULTRA-Cool coatings, visit or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332). To learn more about the Habitat for Humanity home, including scheduled viewing times during the AIA show, visit

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 nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 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 Duranar and ULTRA-Cool are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
ENERGY STAR is a joint trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
LEED – an acronym for the phrase Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.


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