Dozens of Sherwin-Williams Coating Solutions Meet LEED v4 Green Building Standards

PHILADELPHIA (November 20, 2013) — The LEED rating system recently experienced a significant overhaul. Specifiers and applicators are looking for coatings that meet the new LEED v4 requirements while delivering optimal performance. Sherwin-Williams manufactures coatings that meet the most stringent volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations while offering benefits such as excellent washability, maximum hide in fewer coats and even improved indoor air quality.

A recognized leader in coatings formulated with the environment in mind, Sherwin-Williams offers dozens of products that have achieved GREENGUARD Gold* certification which will satisfy LEED v4 while meeting performance, aesthetic and budget requirements. The wide variety of Sherwin-Williams certified products to select from will make it easier for specifiers to meet LEED v4 guidelines. Sherwin-Williams products that have achieved GREENGUARD Gold certification include Emerald™, Harmony®, ProMar® 200 Zero VOC and ProMar® 400 Zero VOC interior paints; specialty coatings such as Loxon® Acrylic Conditioner, Dry Erase Coating and Tuff Wall™ Texture Finish; primers including PrepRite® ProBlock and Multi-Purpose Latex Primer; several high performance coatings in the Pro Industrial line and value products, like Solo Paint, for interiors and exteriors.

Sherwin-Williams ColorCast Ecotoner® colorants, which are used to tint all Sherwin-Williams latex and water based paints, are GREENGUARD Gold certified and will not add to the VOC content of the paint when tinted. The colorants are packaged in PET plastic bottles made entirely of recycled plastic. Sherwin-Williams received the EPA Presidential Green Challenge Award for using recycled PET bottles to develop a new resin technology for coatings in 2012. This innovative technology eliminates millions of pounds of VOC emissions while supporting the recycling of multi-million pounds of PET every year.

Professionals can find resources for sustainable building projects at, including coating specifications, updated VOC regulations and certification guidelines, and a complete and continuously updated Green Programs and VOC Regulated Areas Reference Guide for Coatings.

*GREENGUARD Certified Products are certified to GREENGUARD standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage. For more information, visit


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