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PPG adds SageGlass to Marketing Alliance Partnership Program

PPG to promote dynamic glass to help architects design more sustainable, comfortable buildings

Apr. 13, 2016

PPG (NYSE:PPG) announced that it is adding SageGlass®, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass and a product of Saint-Gobain, to its Marketing Alliance Partnership Program. The agreement enables PPG to promote SageGlass in communication and promotional activities with the goal of helping architects design more sustainable, visually compelling and comfortable buildings.


SageGlass controls sunlight to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing the glare, fading and overheating that sunlight can cause. Electronically tintable SageGlass is an ideal complement to tinted and low-emissivity (low-e) glasses by PPG, which can be specified for adjacent sections of a building facade that do not require the dynamic capabilities of switchable glass.


SageGlass electrochromic glass includes standard double- and triple-pane insulating glass units (IGUs) in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors that can be integrated into most framing systems.


“PPG has exceptional brand strength built on a long history of innovative products, reliable service and technical prowess. We are proud to partner with them,” said Dr. Alan McLenaghan, CEO of SageGlass. “Between PPG and SageGlass, we will be able to reach more architects than ever with our industry-leading technology. This joint effort will help further the growth of occupant-sensitive building design, while also providing building owners with energy-saving benefits.”


Patrick J. Kenny, PPG director of marketing, flat glass, said the partnership enables PPG to offer architects a richer selection of solutions to their design challenges. “SageGlass is the acknowledged leader in the rapidly advancing field of dynamic glazing. Our two organizations share a commitment to exceptional product performance, customer service and technical innovation that can help architects construct more beautiful, sustainable and energy-efficient buildings.”


For more information, log onto www.ppgideascapes.com, call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332), or visit PPG in booth 3831 or SageGlass in booth 1909 during the AIA Convention 2016, the annual gathering of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in Philadelphia, May 19-21.



About SageGlass®

SageGlass is the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass and is transforming the indoor experience for people by connecting the built and natural environments. Electronically tintable SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain, dynamically optimizes daylight and manages temperature – all while maintaining unobstructed views of the outdoors. With SageGlass, building occupants can comfortably experience the biophilic benefits of the outdoors, including stress reduction, enhanced creativity and an improved sense of well-being. Unlike conventional sun controls such as mechanical window shades or blinds, SageGlass allows architects to elegantly solve solar control challenges without sacrificing aesthetics and design. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, SageGlass is backed by 350 years of building science expertise that only the world leader in sustainable environments can provide. Ready to look again? Visit www.SageGlass.com, @Sage_Glass, Facebook.com/SageGlass.



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.