Headlines / Green Products/Applications

PPG Glass, Coatings Used on Mexico's First LEED Platinum Building

November 15, 2011
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

PPG Industries recently announced that its glass and coatings were used in the headquarters building of Bioconstrucciόn y Energìa Alternativa, Monterrey, Mexico, which is reportedly the first building in Latin America to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for New Construction, version 2.2 (LEED-NC 2.2), from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 5000-sq-ft office building, located in suburban San Pedro Garza Garcia, is constructed with SOLARBAN® 70XL and Solarban 60 glasses, and STARPHIRE® ultra-clear glass. PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® brand SPEEDHIDE® paint was specified for the interior and exterior walls of the building, while PITT-TECH® DTM industrial enamels were used to coat its metal beams and structures.

Solarban solar control, low-e glasses reportedly combine high levels of visible light transmittance with solar control characteristics to help reduce cooling- and lighting-related energy costs in buildings. Starphire glass is reportedly the architectural industry’s clearest, most transparent glass. PPG reports it is the first and only architectural glass manufacturer to earn CRADLE TO CRADLE® certification for all its products.

Bioconstrucciόn y Energìa Alternativa is a leading company in the development and certification of green buildings in Mexico and throughout Latin America. The company’s owner, Cesar Ulises Trevino, is president of the Mexico Green Building Council.

For more information, visit www.ppgideascapes.com.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

In-Depth Features

These articles detail advantages and innovations for multiple end uses.


ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

More Podcasts


Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

ASI April 2014 cover

2014 April

Our April issue focuses on pressure-sensitive adhesives, including a preview of PSTC's 2014 Tape Summit, as well as converting/packaging and composites!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

More Products

asi1211p_Cover-DE.gifASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40px twitter_40  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40