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February 25, 2011

The Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation Synagogue in Evanston, Ill., is an example of a PPG project that features its energy-efficient architectural glass and has earned LEED certification.

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23, 2011 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announced that requests for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) documentation for its exterior architectural glass products have nearly tripled since 2007, mirroring the growth of “green” building in the United States over the same time period.

According to three-year data from PPG’s performance glazings business, one in five requests for LEED documentation support was for commercial buildings, followed by higher education (18 percent), K-12 education (13 percent), and government (11 percent). Institutional buildings and health care facilities accounted for 8 percent and 4 percent of the documentation requests, respectively. In 2010, higher education, government and K-12 education projects generated the most documentation requests, reflecting the well-documented drop in commercial construction activity last year.

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