High-performance glazing to make EU buildings fit for 2030

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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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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 a zero-emissions

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Boosting recovery in Europe’s flat glass sector post COVID-19 pandemic

Boosting recovery in Europe’s flat glass sector post COVID-19 pandemic Safeguarding an essential value-chain for Europe’s decarbonisation   Throughout Spring 2020, Europe has been severely hit by the COVID19 pandemic. Europe’s flat glass sector reacted promptly to ensure health and safety in all their operations and to take part to the fight against the pandemic

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Insignificance of metals migration in European flat glass products

  A new measurement campaign confirms the insignificance of metals migration in European flat glass products For understandable public health concerns and environmental considerations, European authorities are keen to ensure that heavy metals are not released in food. Metals are not intentionally added in clear soda-lime silicate flat glass, except for aluminium[1], therefore their presence

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Position Paper on food contact materials

April 2019 Position paper on food contact materials   The European Commission is currently reviewing the existing regulatory framework on food contact materials, in particular Directive 84/500/EEC[1] for ceramic articles. Among the discussed features of a possible legislative revision are: The potential extension of the Directive’s scope to glass materials and articles, A significant reduction

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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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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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Classification of reaction to fire of glass products

Classification of reaction to fire of glass products Recommendation from Glass for Europe Glass for use in buildings and construction works shall declare a reaction to fire performance in their declaration of performance (DoP) established according to Regulation (EU) 305/2011 (Construction Product Regulation). The declaration of a reaction to fire performance depends on the type

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Daylight and glazing requirements in new construction

Other languages Daylight and glazing requirements in new constructions Minimum glazing surface for genuinely sustainable buildings Glazed surfaces in buildings play a pivotal role to ensure the design and construction of genuinely sustainable buildings. The use of glass in constructions delivers economic, environmental and social objectives, all of which are central when defining sustainable buildings.

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Report – The distinctive benefits of glazing

The distinctive benefits of glazing The social and economic contributions of glazed areas to sustainability in the built environment The distinctive benefits of glazing – At a time when focus on sustainable building design is growing, Glass for Europe firmly believes that policy-makers and architects need to be aware of the socio-economic aspects of sustainability linked

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The mobile air-conditioning systems MACs

The mobile air-conditioning systems MACs Solar control glazing to curb heat load & air-conditioning fuel consumption As part of the EU strategy to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles, the European Commission has launched an initiative to decrease emissions generated by mobile air-conditioning systems MACs as of 2012. Through increased fuel consumption, MAC systems used

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