PPG Industries’ coil and extrusion coatings group announced that it has donated DURANAR ULTRA-COOL coatings to the Habitat for Humanity home being constructed as a demonstration of affordable sustainability at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Conference and Expo in Denver, June 20-22, 2013.
The home, which is being built by AIA Denver in partnership with CAD-1 Inc., a Denver-based provider of architectural design software, is seeking to become the first green Habitat for Humanity project to earn LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
PPG donated Duranar ULTRA-Cool coatings in Colonial Red for the cool metal roof, which was painted by Berridge Manufacturing, San Antonio, and installed by Superior Roofing & Architectural Sheet Metal, Aurora, Colo. Duranar ULTRA-Cool coatings are formulated with proprietary ultraviolet- (UV-) reflective pigments that enable homes and buildings to stay cooler and help save energy by reducing the need to use air-conditioning systems.
Colonial Red is one of hundreds of colors of Duranar ULTRA-Cool coatings registered with ENERGY STAR and the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC). Because of its solar reflectivity, the palette of Duranar ULTRA-Cool coatings includes an extensive range of light, medium and dark colors for color roof applications, giving architects the freedom to design in color without sacrificing energy performance.
The Habitat for Humanity home is being constructed by Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity in Kittredge, Colo., a suburb of Denver, with donated materials and labor. It was designed by Margaret Baldwin Blakely, AIA; Alan Ford, AIA; Kathy Ford, AIA; and Matt Weaver, associate AIA, winners of a Habitat for Humanity of Colorado design-build competition.