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Bush Presidential Center Features PPG Glass, Coatings, Paint

<p> Advanced products help building achieve LEED Platinum certification </p>

Monday, August 05, 2013

Bush Presidential Center Features PPG Glass, Coatings, Paint

14:45 EDT Monday, August 05, 2013

PITTSBURGH (Business Wire) -- PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announced that the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, which is LEED(R) Platinum certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, was constructed with SOLARBAN(R) 70XL STARPHIRE(R) glass, CORAFLON(R) ADS (Air-Dried System) coatings, PURE PERFORMANCE(R) paint and SEAL GRIP(R) priming products. All four products are part of the ECOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS FROM PPG(TM) portfolio, a global selection of products engineered to reduce energy consumption, protect the environment and provide other “green” benefits.

The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, which is LEED(R) certified at the Platinum level b ...

The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, which is LEED(R) certified at the Platinum level by the U.S. Green Building Council, was constructed with PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) products such as SOLARBAN(R) 70XL STARPHIRE(R) glass in the windows and CORAFLON(R) ADS (air-dried system) coatings on the exterior metal trim and doors. These products are part of the ECOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS FROM PPG(TM) portfolio. (Photo courtesy of the Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau. ECOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS FROM PPG is a trademark and CORAFLON, SOLARBAN and STARPHIRE are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. LEED is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.) (Photo: Business Wire)

Solarban 70XL Starphire glass, one the industry's highest-performing solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass products, is part of an integrated energy-management system that incorporates high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, solar power for electricity and hot water, exterior overhangs, and a green roof system that reduces the center's heating and cooling demands.

Made with a triple-silver coating on a low-iron glass substrate, Solarban 70XL Starphire glass offers an exceptional balance of transparency and solar control. In a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit, it has visible light transmittance (VLT) of 64 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.27, which produces a light-to-solar-gain (LSG) ratio of 2.37.

Although Solarban 70XL Starphire glass was specified throughout the center, it is featured most prominently in Freedom Hall, the building's central orientation point, which is topped by a 67-foot-high, 50-by-50-foot glass and limestone lantern. Solarban 70XL glass enables daylight from the lantern to flood the core of the building and to appear as a soft-glowing beacon that is visible from Dallas at night.

Seal Grip priming products and Pure Performance paint by the PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS(R) brand are featured in the center's replica Oval Office, where they cover the walls, millwork and trim. Pure Performance paint is a zero-volatile organic compound (VOC) premium latex interior paint. Seal Grip priming products meet VOC-compliance standards for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium (LADCO), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Super-Compliant Architectural/Industrial (AIM) Coatings and the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC).

Coraflon ADS coatings color and protect the center's exterior metal trim and doors. These next-generation low-VOC coatings retain color and gloss longer than conventional coating systems, and they resist chalking and repel surface dirt to reduce cleaning cycles.

The George W. Bush Presidential Center was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York. Along with high levels of daylighting and reduced energy use, the 226,000-square-foot building incorporates low-VOC-emitting materials to promote indoor air quality and regionally sourced materials.

Pure Performance paint and Seal Grip priming products are both GREENGUARD(R) and GREENGUARD Gold certified. Solarban 70XL Starphire glass is approved by the CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED(CM) program.

For more information about Solarban 70XL Starphire glass, Coraflon ADS coatings, Pure Performance paint or Seal Grip priming products, call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332) or visit www.ppgideascapes.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)
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 www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface and Ecological Solutions from PPG are trademarks and Coraflon, Solarban and Starphire are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
PPG Pittsburgh Paints, Pure Performance and Seal Grip are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
LEED – an acronym for the phrase “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” – is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.
GREENGUARD is a certification mark of UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories).
Cradle to Cradle Certified is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

PPG Industries, Inc.
PPG Flat Glass
Rob Struble, 412-820-8138
rstruble@ppg.com
www.ppgideascapes.com

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