PPG joins green building councils in five Latin American countries

PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) flat glass business announced that it has joined green building councils in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.

All five councils are members of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), the largest international organization influencing the green building marketplace.   

Cristina Gamboa, chief executive officer of Colombia’s Green Building Council (GBC) and chair of the WorldGBC’s Americas Network, said PPG is a welcome addition to each organization.“We are grateful for PPG’s support of our work, which promotes sustainability in the building environment,” she explained. “PPG has a long track record of commitment to fostering green building, and their best practices are an inspiration to the network of councils that partner with us under the World Green Building Council’s Americas Network.”

PPG manufactures one of the industry’s most extensive collections of environmentally-advanced glasses, which includes SOLARBAN(R) solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses; SUNGATE(R) passive, low-e glasses; STARPHIRE(R) ultra-clear glass; SOLARCOOL(R) and VISTACOOL(R) reflective and subtly-reflective glasses; and a full-range of performance tinted and clear glasses.

Deron Patterson, PPG international sales manager, flat glass, said PPG glass plays a vital role in reducing global carbon emissions, particularly through the Solarban line of low-e glasses, which help buildings cut energy use by reducing demand for air conditioning and artificial lighting.

“PPG’s membership in these influential organizations will expand our opportunities to participate in the global sustainable-building movement and to help architects maximize the performance benefits of PPG’s energy-efficient glass technologies,” he explained. “We are eager to become active in the important work of these councils and to enhance the implementation of green building practices throughout Latin America and around the world.”

PPG has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council for 10 years and is now the first glass manufacturer to join the Green Building Council of Peru. In 2008, PPG became the first U.S. float glass manufacturer to have its products recognized by the CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED(CM) (C2C) Program, and today the company offers more C2C-certified architectural glasses than does any other float glass manufacturer.

PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) flat glass business has joined green building councils in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. The first glass manufacturer to join the Green Building Council of Peru, PPG manufactures one of the industry’s most extensive collections of environmentally advanced glasses including SOLARBAN® solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses, which have been used in several buildings within Latin America. The Terret Polanco in Mexico City, pictured above, features Solarban 60 and Solarban 70XL glasses and is designed to earn the LEED® “Core and Shell” Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. (Photo courtesy of Lindes)

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PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials 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. Reported net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustrieson Twitter.

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