PPG Corporate Sustainability Report Highlights Green
Building Products and Manufacturing
May 27, 2009
PPG Industries has published its first corporate sustainability
report, which the company says highlights key accomplishments in
several areas of interest to environmentally progressive architects
In the green construction arena, the company notes that its architectural
glasses, including Solarban solar control, low-E glasses, are the
first products in their industry to be Cradle to Cradle Certified.
In addition, many of the company's paints are Ecologo certified
or CHPS-compliant as a low-emitting material, and Duranar ULTRA-Cool
coatings are Energy Star and Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) listed.
PPG's corporate sustainability report supports products claims
and certifications in that, as a manufacturer, PPG is responsible,
transparent and realizes necessary improvements to meet challenging
sustainability demands. For instance, PPG notes that it was the
first company to install oxy-fuel furnace technology on a float
glass production line in North America, which can dramatically reduce
the amount of natural gas required to melt glass.
The company also integrated dispense cell technology to facilitate
the production of small batches of liquid coatings, eliminating
the need for cleaning solvents, cutting hazardous waste and reducing
customer inventories by permitting more accurate order fulfillment.
According to the company, the 32-page sustainability report is
self-declared to meet the G3 Application Level C requirements for
the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a disclosure framework for
corporate sustainability information.
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