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Building-integrated Clean Energy Expected to Increase, PPG Survey Shows - Findings indicate that work in China, Canada and UAE grows among U.S. firms (NYSE: PPG) -
Building-integrated Clean Energy Expected to Increase, PPG Survey Shows


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The use of building-integrated clean energy sources is expected to grow, according to a new survey of architects commissioned by PPG Industries. The study also found that while the volume of work for U.S. architectural firms overseas has remained steady, they are completing more projects in China, Canada and the Middle East.

The PPG survey indicated that architects are almost evenly split on whether they have specified clean-energy generating elements, such as solar panels and mini wind turbines, for building projects. While 42 percent of respondents reported having done so, nearly three-quarters (74 percent) said they expect to do so in the future. Most said they see new incentives and falling technology prices driving this trend, as well as the positive sentiment associated with clean energy.

When asked to name the most important characteristics for green building product selection, architects cited product durability most often, followed by life-cycle assessment, product certification and product transparency. When choosing a building product manufacturer, they said product durability was the most critical feature, narrowly leading customer responsiveness, product warranties, product features and technical support.

Consistent with PPG’s last survey in 2008, 30 percent of participating firms reported doing work outside the U.S. In contrast, though, the number of firms completing projects in China doubled from 15 percent to 30 percent, in Canada increased from 16 percent to 27 percent and in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) jumped from 8 percent to 22 percent. Fourteen percent of firms reported projects in India, followed by 13 percent in Saudi Arabia and 12 percent in the United Kingdom.

Manufacturer websites (86 percent) remain the primary source of product information for architects. Search engine use (72 percent), which has more than doubled since 2006, was next. Traditional sources of product information such as manufacturer representatives (63 percent) and printed binders (43 percent) remain popular as well.

Among the additional survey findings:

• PPG was named by 25 percent of responding architects as a top green building company. Category leaders were Armstrong at 43 percent, and at 38 percent each Lutron Lighting, Owens-Corning and USG.

• Among architectural glass manufacturers, PPG was named by 42 percent of respondents as a sustainability leader, far outpacing Pilkington/NSG (11 percent) and Viracon (10 percent). PPG also was named as the most preferred architectural glass brand (49 percent), topping runners-up Viracon (17 percent) and Oldcastle (12 percent).

• PPG was the second most frequently identified brand for leadership in coatings sustainability (14 percent), trailing only KYNAR 500® coatings (45 percent). Among the most preferred exterior fluoropolymer coatings brands, PPG was second (6 percent) and DURANAR® coatings fourth (3 percent).

• PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® brand was mentioned by 5 percent of responding architects as a sustainability leader for paint, making it third in that category. PPG PORTER PAINTS® joined a cluster of paint brands at 1 percent awareness.

• PPG was the fifth most recognized brand (with unaided awareness) in the building products industry, behind USG, Armstrong, Kawneer and CertainTeed.

The online survey was completed by 686 qualified architects, producing ±3.7 percent accuracy at the 95-percent confidence level. It reached a representative cross-section of U.S. architects by firm size, geography, job title and years of experience.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG ( has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Azuria, Coraflon, Duranar, Solarban, Starphire and VARI-Cool are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

PPG Pittsburgh Paints, PPG Porter Paints and Pure Performance are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
Kynar 500 is a registered trademark of Arkema, Inc.
LEED – an acronym for the phrase Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.

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