PPG Glazings is Finalist for PA Environmental Awards

PPG Performance Glazings, a business of PPG Industries in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a finalist in the Business Category for the 2007 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards.

The Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the Dominion Foundation, recognize outstanding accomplishments in various environmental initiatives throughout Western Pennsylvania. Four awards will be presented in the categories of community, higher education, primary/secondary education and business.

PPG was nominated for its development of Solarban 70XL solar control, low-emissivity glass. Solarban 70XL glass features a combination of solar control and visible light transmittance in a transparent, color-neutral glass. It transmits 64 percent of the sun's natural light, while blocking 73 percent of its solar energy. With all of its attributes combined, Solarban has the potential to generate significant energy savings in commercial buildings where glazing is a major architectural element.

All awards finalists will be recognized at a dinner on June 7 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh.