PITTSBURGH, June 3, 2009 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) introduced three new American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education Services (AIA/CES) courses, including two that fulfill the AIA’s new sustainable design (SD) requirement.
Paint Specifications and the Effects on Green Building and Energy Efficient Glazing – are designated sustainable design (SD) learning units. Both also earn Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credit. A third new course, Specifying Glass, also is an HSW learning unit.
With these additions, PPG now offers classroom instruction for 17 AIA/CES-approved courses specific to PPG glass, coatings and paint products. PPG also has eight courses approved by AIA for distance learning, which allows architects to take a class at their computers or to download content as a slide show or printed document. Distance learning courses by PPG, which earn one learning unit credit upon successful completion, are available free at www.ArchitectCES.com
To view a complete list of AIA/CES courses available from PPG, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.
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