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PPG Ecological Solutions

Our Commitment To Environmental Sustainability


Your reputation depends on getting the job done, and getting it done right. Today, in order to exceed your customers' expectations, not only does your paint need to have great coverage and durability, it must meet a growing list of national, regional, local and customer-driven regulations. PPG Paints™ offers a variety of zero- or low-VOC* products, assisting architects, building owners, homebuilders and professional painters in being green. We are committed to offering products that meet the most stringent regulatory standards while delivering the performance you and your customers expect. Whether you are looking for answers on "What is SCAQMD?" or trying to find LEED Information, you've come to the right place.

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US Greenguard Certification

Products carrying the U.S. Greenguard mark have been independently tested and re-tested to demonstrate that they meet U.S. Greenguard’s rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards. U.S. Greenguard standards are based on established emission criteria used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State of California, Germany’s Blue Angel Program and reputable public health agencies.

U.S. Greenguard Certification is broadly recognized and accepted by sustainable building programs and building codes worldwide.

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Greenguard is a registered trademark of Greenguard Environmental Institute.

Earn LEED Credits With PPG Products

Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)

EQ Credit: Low-Emitting Materials

The intent of the credit is to reduce concentrations of chemical contaminants that can damage air quality, human health, productivity, and the environment. This requires that our paints meet both VOC content (Total Volatile Organic Compounds - TVOC) and certified emissions requirements.

Materials and Resources (MR)

MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations

This credit encourages the use of products for which life-cycle information is available. PPG paints Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) are third-party Product Specific Type III EPDs conforming to ISO 14025.

MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients

Developed to encourage the use of products for which the chemical ingredients in a product are reported. PPG paints complies with Option 1, Material Ingredient Reporting through full disclosures in compliance with the Health Product Declaration Open Standard.


Key Terms For LEED

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD): the summary document of data collected in the Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) as specified by a relevant Product Category Rule (PCR). EPDs can enable comparison between products if the underlying studies and assumptions are similar.

Life Cycle Assessment or Analysis (LCA): a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from cradle to grave (i.e., from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling), as defined in ISO 14040.

Product Category Rule (PCR): defines the rules and requirements for creating EPDs of a certain product category, as described in ISO 14025. PCRs allow for review and comparison of different environmental product attributes among products in a defined category.

Health Product Declaration (HPD): document used to report building product content and associated health information. Chemical substances are screened against the HPD Priority Hazard Lists for human and environmental health impacts.


LEED Product Portfolio

We at PPG are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality paints and coatings. With the implementation of LEED we are proud to say that PPG has the products you need. Our goal is to develop and provide product options for the architects and designers selecting the products, the applicators using the products and the people that occupy the space.