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Port Pavilion On Broadway Pier

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The new Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, a $28 million cruise ship terminal at the Port of San Diego, is the second major building to feature color-shifting Duranar® VARI-Cool® coatings by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG).

Duranar VARI-Cool coatings combine pearlescent pigments with ULTRA-Cool® infrared-reflective coatings technology by PPG. This combination enables Duranar VARI-Cool coatings both to help buildings stay cooler and to change color depending on how light refracts off their surface and the angle from which they are viewed.

Saul Suarez, an architect with Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., specified Duranar VARI-Cool coatings in blue-green Polar Flare and Jamaican Reef colors for the two-story, 52,000 sq. ft. terminal. “Everyone is very happy with the colors,” he said. “When you look at the paint from different angles, it looks different, which creates a very unique experience. It worked out great.”

Suarez said the terminal, which opened in December 2010, is designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which is why Duranar VARI-Cool coatings and additional energy-efficient features such as water-efficient toilets and faucets, extensive use of recycled materials, abundant daylighting and a photovoltaic system that generates half the building’s electricity were included.

While the Broadway Pier has been in service for more than 90 years, the new cruise ship terminal adds a passenger facility with space for ticketing and baggage, and for U.S. Customs and Border Protection services. The terminal is also available for event rentals when not occupied by a ship.

The Appaloosa Branch Library in Scottsdale, Ariz., which opened in 2009, was the first building to feature Duranar VARI-Cool coatings.

Duranar VARI-Cool coatings are available in 17 preformulated standard tints. To learn more, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

Duranar, ULTRA-Cool and VARI-Cool are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

Photos by Zack Benson Photography

About PPG

ppg-logoPPG: We protect and beautify the world™. PPG (NYSE:PPG) works every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, PPG solves its customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates and innovates in more than 70 countries. PPG serves customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets.

PPG offers a wide range of coil and extrusion coatings to meet the performance, value and aesthetic requirements of metal building components, from high-end curtain walls, storefronts, siding and roofs, to utilitarian window frames, garage and entry doors, handrails, light poles, rainware, column covers and more.

PPG supports architects, specifiers and designers with a broad range of online resources and literature, including color selection and pricing tools, sample-ordering, specifications and access to the PPG CAP Certified Applicator Program® network, a select group of suppliers specially trained and audited by PPG to provide world-class product quality and customer service to metal panel, metal roofing and curtain wall manufacturers, as well as architects and other end-users. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and www.ppgmetalcoatings.com.

We protect and beautify the world is a trademark and Acrynar, Aquacron, Coraflon, Durabrite, Duracron, Duraform, Duranar, Durastar, Envirocron, Environ, Polycron, PPG CAP Certified Applicator Program, Sunstorm, ULTRA-Cool, VARI-Cool and the PPG Logo are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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