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PPG Glass requests for LEED documentation surpass 1,000


February 1, 2013
By PPG Industries

Feb. 4, 2013 –PPG Industries announced that it recently surpassed 1,000 requests for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design documentation for its architectural glass products.



Feb. 4, 2013

PPG Industries announced that it recently surpassed 1,000 requests for
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design documentation for its architectural
glass products.

According to five-year data from PPG’s flat glass
business, one in five requests for LEED documentation support was for
commercial buildings, followed by higher education (19 percent), K-12 education
(12 percent) and federal and local government (11 percent) buildings. Other
significant categories include retail (8 percent), military (6 percent), health
care (5 percent) and institutional (5 percent) buildings.

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Nearly 35 per cent of LEED documentation requests were for buildings in the northeast,
followed by 15 percent in the northwest and 14 percent in the south central
U.S.

Glenn T. Miner, PPG director of construction, flat glass, said one trend to emerge from the data is that the
amount of glass sold for each
LEED-documented project seems to have shrunk as the number of requests has
increased.

“When we first started tracking LEED documentation requests in 2007 and 2008,
the average amount of glass we sold per
LEED project was about 24,500 square feet,” Miner said. “By 2012, that figure
had dropped to less than 13,000 square feet even though the number of
documentation requests we receive each year has more than quadrupled. That
seems to indicate that LEED certification and environmental sustainability is
becoming a priority for owners of big buildings and small buildings alike,
which is an encouraging long-term development for companies like ours that make
sustainable building products.”

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