Minimum Performance Requirements for Windows

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Minimum Performance Requirements for Windows

Minimum performance requirements for window replacement in the residential sector   As required by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, EU Member States have to set cost-optimal minimum energy performance requirements for the replacement of building elements such as windows. The map and the table below illustrate how EU Member States have implemented this 2012 EPBD requirement

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Glass for Europe at Innovative Glazing Global Summit

On 29 and 30 November 2018, Glass for Europe was in Vienna, to participate in the 3rd Annual Innovative Glazing Global Summit. The summit, which gathers flat glass stakeholders, architects and building professional from all over Europe, allows participants to learn more about recent projects and innovations in architectural glass products and their innovative use.

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The long-term decarbonisation of Europe can be an engine of sustainable prosperity in Europe’s flat glass sector

  The long-term decarbonisation of Europe can be an engine of sustainable prosperity in Europe’s flat glass sector   Brussels, 28 November 2018: Glass for Europe, the trade association of Europe’s flat glass sector, welcomes today’s release by the European Commission of the ’Clean Planet for All’ communication on a European strategic long-term vision for

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Joint Call to the candidates for the 2019 European Elections

  The Industry4Europe coalition has released today a “Joint Call to the candidates for the 2019 European Elections” to call on the support of future MEPs to bring back industry high on the political agenda of the European Parliament. The Joint Call, which is available in 22 languages, has been co-signed by Glass for Europe

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Glass for Europe at UDTVP’s Journée Technique Transformateurs 2018

  On 4 October 2018, Glass for Europe’s Secretary General was in Paris to attend the “Journée Technique Transformateurs 2018”, an event organised by its national partner UDTVP – Union des Transformateurs de Verre Plat, which represents the interests of flat glass transformers in France. Bertrand Cazes, Glass for Europe’s Secretary General, illustrated the main

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Grasping the benefits of Window Energy Labels

Energy labelling has demonstrated to be among the most efficient way to promote energy savings and CO2 emission reductions awhile supporting the uptake of energy efficient products by empowering consumers. Glass for Europe has always been supportive of a meaningful European label for windows. Since September 2015, the European Commission has put on-hold its project

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The benefits of Window Energy Labelling

  The benefits of Window Energy Labelling Providing meaningful and intelligible information to consumers on the energy performance of the products they purchase is effective at reducing energy demand, bringing savings to households and helping cut GHG emissions. Energy labels have demonstrated to be an efficient information tool for consumers and can be applied to

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EPBD implementation to unleash the energy savings potential of windows

The massive energy savings potential of high performing windows remains largely untapped in the European Union. If properly implemented, the 2018-amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive could provide the right legislative framework to overcome the remaining barriers which still prevent savings from state-of-the-art windows to be realised. In a common position paper, the building glass,

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EU Industry pivotal to enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy

According to the report released by the Institute for European Studies (IES) – Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), the flat glass industry and other energy intensive sectors are essential to enable the transition to a low-carbon economy. The report provides new insights into the debate around the coming EU Commission’s Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas

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