Design.Synergy.” “We are very grateful to PPG for supporting this innovative exhibition,” said Raymund Ryan, Carnegie Museum of Art curator of architecture. “It documents 10 aesthetically refined, energy-efficient and sustainable building projects in Europe and the United States, featuring advances in research and technology as they relate to sustainable environments and design.” The “Ecology.Design.Synergy” exhibit is a collaboration of Behnisch Architekten, an architectural firm, and Transsolar ClimateEngineering, an environmental engineering firm, both of Stuttgart, Germany.It is organized around six key topics – temperature, air, sound, light, material and human scale – with each explored through working methods, previous results and prospects for the future. Ryan said both Behnisch and Transsolar are “at the forefront of excellence” in sustainable environmental design, so visitors will see inventive examples of “green” design projects.
“We are delighted to help fund this exhibit, as it provides great sustainable design examples for visitors and dovetails with PPG’s initiatives regarding ‘green’ products and processes,” said Sue Sloan, executive director, PPG Industries Foundation. “PPG is actively identifying ways to reduce energy intensity, to refine and improve renewable energy sources, and to create environmentally responsible products.”
The exhibit will open Feb. 23 and remain on view through May 25, 2008.
The PPG Industries Foundation enhances the quality of life in communities where PPG has a presence. The foundation provides nearly $5 million annually across the United States to charitable organizations and encourages employee volunteerism.
About Carnegie Museum of Art
Located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh and founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museum of Art, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works from the sixteenth century to the present. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to the collection and exhibition of architectural representations and to the study of all aspects of the built environment. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, call 412.622.3131 or visit www.cmoa.org.
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2007 were US$11.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.
Wendy L. McAfoose