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PPG donates paint, glass to spruce up Phipps Conservatory for G-20

Post Time:Sep 22,2009Classify:Company NewsView:297

PPG Industries has donated 23 gallons of Pittsburgh Paints Pure Performance and Manor Hall exterior paints and 12,400 square feet of Starphire ultra-clear glass to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to help the site prepare for the upcoming G-20 Summit. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome the G-20 leaders and their spouses to Pittsburgh at Phipps on Thursday, Sept. 24. Afterward, President Obama and the G-20 leaders will remain at the conservatory for a working dinner.

The Starphire ultra-clear glass was used to replace several panes in the Phipps’ Tropical Forest, while the donated paint was used for "touch-ups" throughout the facility.

“Phipps Conservatory leads North America’s 500 public gardens in eco-smart practices, sustainable advancements and building ‘green.’ This distinction is due, in large part, to some of the paint and glass from PPG that comprise our structure,” said Richard V. Piacentini, the conservatory’s executive director. “We’re very pleased to have such a strong relationship with PPG, and we’re grateful for the help as we prepare to host the G-20 leaders.”

“We want to make sure that Phipps – and Pittsburgh – shine during the G-20 Summit, and we’re pleased to be able to provide all of the paint, glass and other support that Phipps needs to ‘redd up,’” said Victoria M. Holt, PPG senior vice president, glass and fiber glass, and member of the board of trustees of Phipps Conservatory.

Phipps Conservatory’s Special Events Center also includes glass manufactured by PPG. The complex, which adjoins the award-winning Tropical Forest, is enclosed with Solarban 70XL solar control, low-emissivity glass. This glass transmits 64 percent of the sun’s natural light while blocking 73 percent of its solar energy making it 29 percent more energy-efficient than competitors’ products. As a result, the glass saves energy, cuts costs and reduces the cooling capacity and equipment requirements for buildings.

Pittsburgh Paints Pure Performance paint is an environmentally-conscious paint line with zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The paints feature minimal odor during application and drying as well as mildew resistance on the paint film. Pure Performance paint is the first paint to receive Green Seal Class A Certification.

Source: GlassInChinaAuthor: shangyi

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