Chapter 24 Environmental Impacts—Products

The third and final element in the environmental section of the Scorecard addresses products, specifically the environmental impacts of products throughout their life cycle.

PPG, the Pittsburg-based global coatings company, commissioned a customer survey in 2012. In the survey, PPG asked architects about the trend toward building-integrated clean energy sources—materials with green benefits that replace conventional building and construction materials. The result of the survey was that this trend toward green products was expected to grow.

PPG’s focus on reducing environmental impact includes helping customers improve their environmental performance. The company has long been committed to developing sustainable ...

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