Calculations of embodied and operational carbon of double and triple glazed windows

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High-performance glazing to make EU buildings fit for 2030

March 2022 High-performance glazing to make EU buildings fit for 2030 Improvements needed to the recast of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) Achieving the target on CO2 emission reduction of at least 55% by 2030 as proposed by the European Commission[1], will require drastic cuts in buildings’ energy consumption and related emissions. The

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Continuous energy supply is essential for the flat glass industry

March 2022 Continuous energy supply is essential for the flat glass industry This paper intends to inform policymakers on the necessity of continuous supply of energy, in particular natural gas and electricity, for the proper functioning and safety of flat glass manufacturing installations. The glass industry is singular in this respect as glass melting installations

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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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Energy balance: the right approach to assess the energy performance of windows

    Ensuring a proper assessment of the energy performance of windows when implementing the revised EPBD The revision of the Energy Performance of Building Directive[1] offers a unique opportunity to the European Commission to instruct Member States on how to optimise the energy performance of national building stocks and thus to contribute to achieving

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Reviewing the Energy Efficiency Framework to generate a window replacement wave

Reviewing the Energy Efficiency Framework to generate a window replacement wave The window, door and flat glass industry welcomes the publication of the Commission’s communication “A Renovation Wave for Europe – greening our buildings, creating jobs, improving lives”[1]. The objective to double the annual energy renovation rate of residential and non-residential buildings by 2030 represents

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Sustainable finance – EU classification system for green investments

December 2020 Glass for Europe’s comments to Sustainable finance – EU classification system for green investments   The European flat glass sector takes it as its role to produce the materials essential for conducting energy-efficient renovations of buildings, for supporting clean mobility with lighter and thermally efficient automotive glazing and for increasing the share of

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Position paper on the proposed new Climate Law

Position paper on the proposed new Climate Law The first step towards carbon neutrality Glass for Europe, the trade association of Europe’s flat glass sector, welcomes the proposal from the European Commission to enshrine in law the objective for the EU to achieve climate-neutrality by 2050. The flat glass sector has embraced the climate neutrality

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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 and

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