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Appaloosa Branch Library

PPG Coil And Building Products Coatings Group
www.ppgmetalcoatings.com
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The Appaloosa Branch Library, Scottsdale, Ariz., is the first building constructed with color-shifting Duranar VARI-Cool coatings by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG).

Duranar VARI-Cool coatings contain pearlescent pigments that reflect the sun’s energy using ULTRA-Cool infrared-reflective coatings technology by PPG. In addition to helping buildings to stay cooler, the coatings change color according to viewing angle and how light refracts across their surface. On the Appaloosa Branch Library, the appearance of the coating changes from dark green to silver to mauve. In a static state, the coating projects a light gray-green tint that matches plants, sand and the surrounding desert landscape.

Due in part to Duranar VARI-Cool coatings, the building is expected to use 32 percent less energy than comparably sized libraries. It has qualified for LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Jeremy Jones, AIA, LEED AP, a principal in DWL Architects & Planners, Inc., Phoenix, was the lead architect. The 21,000 square-foot library is owned by the city of Scottsdale.

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

The library features approximately 13,300 square feet of Morin XC-12 single element panels, an integrated concealed-fastener metal wall panel. Integrity series panels can be applied vertically or horizontally and are fabricated from Galvalume®/Zincalume®, aluminum, zinc, copper or stainless steel. Extended lengths can be accommodated and heavy gauges are available. Morin panels are available in a variety of surfaces, widths and coatings, including PPG’s Vari Cool. To learn more about Morin, go to www.morincorp.com.

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

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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