To keep up with changing environmental demands, The Master Painters Institute is adding a new “X-Green” (Extreme Green) environmental performance standard to complement its MPI Green Performance™ paint standards GPS-1 and GPS-2.
MPI’s new X-Green Performance Standard will simplify the process of specifying environmentally-safe interior high quality architectural coatings by establishing new “green” editions of MPI’s existing paint categories. “X-Green is now the toughest standard in the world, but it’s also the most appropriate because it encompasses the three requirements for a truly ‘green’ paint: indoor air quality, environmental safety and the durability needed to promote sustainable building practices,” stated MPI President Barry Law.
MPI’s existing Green Performance Standards already required durability as well as VOC content of less than 50 g/l. Added to this new standard is certification of emissions compliance to CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools).
“Our January 2010 Approved Products List will include the first MPI X-Green certified paints,” Law added. “Paint suppliers who already have products approved in our paint categories can be listed in the corresponding X-Green category by meeting our GPS-2 requirement, which requires a maximum 50 g/l VOC, and submitting third-party test results verifying they meet CHPS emission requirements.”