PITTSBURGH – PPG Industries’ coil and extrusion coatings group 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.

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.

PPG donated Duranar ULTRA-Cool coatings in Colonial Red for the cool metal roof, which was painted by Berridge Manufacturing, San Antonio, TX, and installed by Superior Roofing & Architectural Sheet Metal, Aurora, CO. Duranar ULTRA-Cool coatings are formulated with proprietary ultraviolet-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. Because of its exceptional 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.