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PPG Sponsoring Inaugural Living Product Expo In Pittsburgh, September 16-18

Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) is sponsoring the first-ever Living Product Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Sept. 16-18, 2015. The inaugural event is organized by the International Living Future Institute, which administers the Living Building Challenge™ (LBC) standard, described as the world’s most rigorous green design and construction standard.

The trade show and conference, which is attracting many of the country’s foremost experts on sustainable building and product design as speakers and attendees, will include a tour of Pittsburgh’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory. One of only seven buildings in the world to achieve LBC certification, the center was constructed with sustainable glass and paint products manufactured by PPG, which is headquartered just a few miles away in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Margie Hahn, PPG manager, architectural services team, said PPG is honored to serve as a hometown sponsor of this landmark event. “PPG coatings, paints and glass are integral to many hallmark buildings – such as the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, the David. L. Lawrence Convention Center, and a green office tower that a major Pittsburgh corporation is constructing just a few blocks from PPG Place – that make Pittsburgh a leading center of sustainable architecture and design,” she explained. “Equally important, PPG is recognized as a trailblazer in the coatings, paint and glass industries for creating products that help buildings be more energy-efficient, sustainable and colorful.”

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, which opened in 2003 as the world’s largest “green” convention center, is finished with Duranar® fluoropolymer coatings and Solarban® 60 solar control low-emissivity (low-e) glass by PPG. The interior is painted with PPG Paints™ Pure Performance® paint, which was among the first commercially produced zero-VOC* (volatile organic compound) paints.

*Colorants added to this base paint may increase VOC level significantly depending on color choice.

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory incorporates well-known PPG Paints products such as Pure Performance, Manor Hall® and Sun Proof® paints as well as Solarban 60 low-e, Sungate® low-e and Starphire® ultra-clear glasses by PPG. PPG Paints products are available at 16 company-owned-store and 7 independent-dealer locations in the Pittsburgh area.

For more information or to register for the Living Product Expo, visit To learn more about sustainable coatings, paint and glass products from PPG, call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332) or visit

About the Living Product Expo

The Living Product Expo is the world’s leading place for design and manufacturing professionals to learn about game-changing products that will transform the marketplace. It will be a unique opportunity for manufacturers and designers to network and learn from one another and aggregate market power to create transformative impact. Attendees will experience a stimulating agenda of education tracks, inspiring keynote presentations, tours, networking and “Show + Tell” product demonstrations showcasing the latest trends in sustainable products. For more information, visit

PPG Paints is a trademark and Solarban, Starphire and Sungate are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

Manor Hall, Pure Performance and Sun Proof are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.

Living Building Challenge is a trademark of the International Living Future Institute.

About PPG

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