With certification by NSF International, this EPD expands the availability of verified, science-based environmental information on PPG products

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF Sustainability, a division of global public health organization NSF International, has verified an environmental product declaration (EPD) for PPG Paints™ SPEEDHIDE® zero Interior Zero VOC* (volatile organic compounds) latex paint.

An EPD is an internationally recognized and standardized tool that reports the environmental impacts of products as identified in a life cycle assessment (LCA). Through an LCA, environmental impacts associated with a product or service are identified and quantified throughout its life cycle. NSF Sustainability previously developed a product category rule (PCR) for architectural coatings that defines the information that must be covered by an LCA and included in the EPD report.

“We are excited to publish our inaugural EPD for PPG’s architectural coatings business,” said Mary Ellen Shivetts, Senior Product Stewardship Manager, PPG. “At PPG, we recognize the necessity of science-based environmental information to highlight the value of our PPG Paints™ SPEEDHIDE® zero products to a marketplace focused on more sustainable interior environments.”

PPG Paints™ SPEEDHIDE® zero paint is formulated to meet the performance requirements of professional master interior painters. It also meets the most stringent VOC* regulations nationwide and the Master Painters Institute (MPI) rigorous environmental requirements. PPG draws upon the company’s commitment to environmental coatings research and manufacturing excellence to deliver the latest technology in products such as Speedhide zero paint.

“We congratulate PPG on its SPEEDHIDE® zero paint EPD,” said Jenny Oorbeck, General Manager, NSF Sustainability. “EPDs are helping to transform the green building marketplace by enabling purchasing decisions that are based on sound environmental information.”

This PPG EPD meets the requirements of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® v4 Green Building Rating System under Credit MRC-2 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization: Environmental Product Declarations. This EPD can also be used to meet requirements within other green building ratings programs such as Green Globes and Living Building Certification

To get a copy of the PPG Paints SPEEDHIDE® zero paint EPD, visit the NSF website at NSF Verified EPDs.

To get more information on EPDs and verification by NSF, contact Vanessa Gaggo at sustainability@nsf.org.

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

Editor’s Note: To schedule an interview with Jenny Oorbeck, General Manager of NSF Sustainability, contact Liz Nowland-Margolis at media@nsf.org or +1 734.418.6624.

About NSF International: NSF International is an independent organization that writes standards, tests and certifies products for the construction, food, water and commercial and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.

NSF Sustainability offers a range of standardized and proprietary methods of measuring sustainability for organizations, products, processes, supply chains and services and for validating claims and reports Through its National Center for Sustainability Standards, NSF International has developed animal welfare and sustainability standards for product categories such as down, chemicals, building products and materials, and water quality. NSF works with leading regulators, scientists, engineers, public health and environmental health professionals, and industry representatives to develop these transparent, science-based standards, protocols, and product category rules.

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At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

PPG’s architectural coatings business in the U.S. and Canada is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touch points through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit PPGAC.com.

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