The Docks

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The Docks

THE DOCKS Recognitions:BREEAM Excellent Location: Brussels, Belgium Year: 2016 Source: AGC The Docks Docks Bruxsel is a Shopping District that guarantees a unique urban experience combining leisure activities with shops, food, culture and entertainment. Designed the Brussels architects a2rc, the project arose on the oldest industrial site in Brussels, where the renowned Godin stove factory

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Industrial energy consumers urge EU leaders to swiftly act against unbearably high energy prices

PRESS RELEASE – Energy-intensive industries Industrial energy consumers urge EU leaders to swiftly act against unbearably high energy prices Brussels, 22 December – The energy-intensive industries call upon EU leaders to swiftly address the exponential increase in energy prices. Today’s period of unbearably high energy prices in Europe is already undermining the structural measures designed

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Generali Tower

GENERALI TOWER Recognitions:Leed Platinum Location: Milan, Italy Year: 2019 Source: AGC Generali Tower The 191m (44-storey) Generali Tower is the second tallest skyscraper in the CityLife complex, a redevelopment area covering 366,000 m² that was formerly occupied by Milan’s fairground and exhibition facility. At the base of the tower, which has a total floor area

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70 St Mary Axe

70 St MARY AXE Recognitions:Breeam Excellent Location: London, United Kingdom Year: 2019 Source: AGC 70 St Mary Axe 70 St Mary Axe is an iconic building in the City of London. A high-performance coated, extra-clear glass, was chosen to glaze the facade of 70 St Mary Axe. This 21-storey, BREEAM Excellent office building is the

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To decarbonise the EU building stock and boost its sustainability, the European Commission is on right tracks, but it needs to accelerate

To decarbonise the EU building stock and boost its sustainability, the European Commission is on right tracks, but it needs to accelerate Brussels, 16 December 2021: Glass for Europe welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in so far that it goes in the right direction.

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Energy savings and renewables to decarbonise EU buildings

High-tech glazing are essential to reduce buildings’ energy consumption and related CO2 emissions. In 2030, they could save around 29% of energy consumed in buildings thus leading to annual savings of over 94 Mt CO2. But flat glass is not only about saving energy. Solar energy glass is an essential component of renewable energy technologies

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EU ETS for buildings needs careful design

Glass for Europe releases today its position paper on the extension of the EU ETS system to buildings and transport. The European association of the flat glass value chain is not convinced of the expected effectiveness of an ETS system for buildings and believes that such a mechanism needs very careful design. In the recent

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An EU ETS mechanism for buildings and transport

An EU ETS mechanism for buildings and transport It is Glass for Europe’s conviction that to achieve the ambitious target on CO2 emission reduction of minus 55% by 2030 as proposed by the European Commission[1], drastic cuts in CO2 emissions from the building sector will be needed in Europe. Swift actions are needed today in

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CPR Guide: EU Rules, Practical Impact

CPR Guide: EU Rules, Practical Impact Regulation (EU) 305/2011, more commonly referred to as the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), replaces the 1989 Construction Products Directive (CPD). This legislation sets out the rules governing when and under which conditions, the CE marking must accompany construction products placed on the EU market. The purpose of the following

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ADGAR PLAZA

ADGAR PLAZA Recognitions:LEED Gold Location: Warsaw, Poland Year: 2019 Source: NSG Adgar Plaza Adgar Plaza is an office complex with a total area of 27,000 sqm. located in Warsaw’s Mokotów district. The office complex consists of two buildings A and B in the form of glass blocks framed with light sandstone cladding. The glazed façades

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FINANSPARKEN IN BJERGSTED

FINANSPARKEN IN BJERGSTED Recognitions:BREEAM Excellent Location: Stavanger, Norway Year: 2019 Source: NSG Finansparken in Bjergsted Finansparken in Bjergsted is the new head office for SpareBank1 SR-Bank, which is located just outside Stavanger city center. It is one of the largest office buildings in Europe made of wood. The area is just over 22,000 m² with

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