PPG Releases New White Paper to Assist in Specifying ‘Green’ Building Products

PPG Industries has published a white paper detailing how PPG glass, coatings and paint can help building projects earn “green” certification. The eight-page document primarily references Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria published by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), but it also demonstrates how environmental claims for the company’s products can apply to Green Globes, BREEAM, CASBEE, Green Star and other international green building certification criteria.

The white paper is divided into three sections – one each for glass, coatings and paint – that explain how individual PPG products can help building projects earn LEED credit for Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Materials and Resources (MR), Energy and Atmosphere (EA) and Innovation in Design (ID).

According to James J. Bogdan, PPG manager, green building initiatives, construction market team, the white paper is part of a comprehensive program to support architects in their green building efforts. “The principles and practices of green building are constantly evolving,” he said. “This white paper coincides with the release of the latest LEED 3.0 criteria, but the guidelines apply to any architect, engineer or owner who wants to make their buildings healthier, safer, more comfortable and more energy-efficient.”

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