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Award-winning federal building features creative application of DURANAR coatings

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building sheathed in high-performance aluminum skin

© Photo: Brett Drury

PITTSBURGH, May 18, 2017 – DURANAR® coatings by PPG (NYSE:PPG) help form meet function on the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt (EGWW) Federal Building in Portland, Oregon. Called a “cornerstone of the federal government’s green building portfolio,” the EGWW Federal Building, constructed in 1974, is now sheathed in a high-performance skin of shading elements and reflecting aluminum reeds and panels fabricated with Duranar coatings in bright silver, bright white and pewter colors. The result is a visually compelling renovation that reduces the building’s energy consumption by 55 percent compared to the original structure. Designed by SERA Architects of Portland and Cutler Anderson Architects of Seattle, the EGWW Federal Building was named a top-10 project of the year by the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment (AIA/COTE) for 2016.

This year, PPG is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Duranar coatings, which have been used to protect and enhance high-end architectural landmarks and other commercial buildings all over the world. Based on 70-percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin and proprietary PPG resin and pigment technologies, Duranar coatings retain their color and gloss through decades of environmental exposure.

To learn more about Duranar coatings, visit www.ppgmetalcoatings.com or call 1-800-258-6398.
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Industrial Coatings