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MPI Green Performance® Standard | Chemical Component Restrictions | VOC Requirements  | Definitions | Category Description
Category Description
Category Description
US EPA
CARB
OTC
EC
SCAQMD
7/1/08
LEED CANADA
NC 2009
Green Seal
LEED
NC 2009
SCAQMD
1/1/04
MPI GPS-1
MPI GPS-2

Interior Flat Intermediate & Topcoats

250

100

100

100

50

50

50

50

100

50

50

Interior Non-Flat Intermediate & Topcoats

380

150

150

150

50

150

150

150

150

150

50

Exterior Flat Intermediate & Topcoats

250

100

100

100

 

 

100

 

 

100

50

Exterior Non-Flat Intermediate & Topcoats

380

150

150

150

 

 

200

 

 

150

50

Special Purpose Exceptions

Clear Varnishes

450

350

350

350

275

275

 

350

350

350

 

Clear Sanding Sealers

550

350

350

350

275

275

 

275

350

350

 

Clear Lacquer

680

550

550

550

275

275

 

550

550

550

 

Clear Brushing Lacquer

680

680

680

680

275

275

 

 

680

680

 

Dry Fog Coatings

400

400

400

400

150

 

 

 

400

50/150

50

Fire Retardant Coatings-Pigmented

450

350

350

350

350

 

 

 

350

350

 

Fire Retardant Coatings-Clear

850

650

650

650

650

 

 

 

650

650

 

Floor Coatings

400

250

250

250

50

50

 

100

100

250*

 

Industrial Maintenance Coatings

450

250

340

340

100

 

 

 

250

340*

 

High Temperature Coatings

650

420

420

420

420

 

 

 

420

420

 

Faux Finishing Coatings

700

350

350

350

350

 

 

 

350

350

 

Metallic Pigmented Coatings

500

500

500

500

500

 

 

 

500

500

 

Multicolor Coatings

580

250

250

250

250

 

 

 

250

250

 

Pigmented Lacquers

680

550

550

550

275

 

 

 

550

550

 

Pretreatment Wash Primers

780

420

420

420

420

 

 

 

420

420

 

Primers & Undercoats

350

200

200

200

100

100

 

200

200

200

 

Quick Dry Enamels

450

250

250

250

50

 

 

 

250

250

 

Recycled Coatings

-

250

250

250

250

 

250

 

250

150

 

Rust Preventative Coatings

400

400

400

400

100

250

250

250

400

400**

 

Sealers

350

200

200

200

100

100

 

200

200

200

 

Shellacs-Clear

730

730

730

730

730

730

 

730

730

730

 

Shellacs-Pigmented

550

550

550

550

550

550

 

550

550

550

 

Specialty Primers

350/400

350

350

350

100

100

 

200

350

350

 

Stains

550/350

250

250

250

100

100

 

250

250

250

 

Traffic Marking Coatings

450/150

150

150

150

100

 

 

 

150

150

 

Waterproofing Concrete Masonry Sealers

600/400/700

400

400

400

100

100

 

250

400

400

 

                       
                       

* While SCAQMD has a lower limit, MPI is not convinced that a wide spectrum of products is available below those levels to warrant matching the level for these
performance-critical substrates.
** LEED references Green Seal GC-03 which has only three “performance requirements” – MPI is not convinced that either adhesion or hiding power is nearly adequate, and their
corrosion resistance “performance requirement” is nonexistent although this characteristic is absolutely critical here.
Note #1: EC (Environment  Canada) implemented in 2010.
Note #2: LEED 2.2 presently contains VOC levels of 50 g/L for “flats” and 150 g/L for “non-flats” with some ‘other’ categories from SCAQMD as at Jan. 01, 2004.
Note #3: MPI GPS-1-12 is MPI Green Performance® Standard August 2012 (first published as GPS-1-05  July 2005). MPI GPS-2-12 was published July 2007.
Note #4: South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113 Architectural Coatings rules in effect on January 1, 2004 and on July 1, 2008.
Note #5: LEED 1.0 is a Canadian licensed version published in 2004 but with a new revision in March 2007 requiring SCAQMD levels in place “at time of building permit”.
Note #6: MPI GPS-12 is the only standard requiring significant performance.  Both ECO LOGO and Green Seal Recycled Standards now require MPI performance listing.

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