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Energy Performance of Building Directive: answers to the EC consultation

Today, 21 June, Glass for Europe has answered to the public consultation on revising the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD). Reviewing the EPBD is key to adapting the buildings regulatory framework to the increased climate ambition of the EU and will go along with the ‘Fit for 55’ package which will be release in

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2022 will be the International Year of Glass

Yesterday, 18 May 2021, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2022 the International Year of Glass, acknowledging its importance in sectors, such as aerospace, automotive industries, health care and architecture. Glass for Europe supported the efforts of The International Commission on Glass (ICG), the Community of Glass Associations (CGA) and ICOM-Glass, which worked hard to

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Glass for Europe welcomes the update of the EU Industrial Strategy

Yesterday, the European Commission released the update of the EU Industrial Strategy, firstly published in March 2020, just before the explosion of the COVID19 pandemic. The strategy, which sets a plan for how the EU’s industry could lead the twin green and digital transitions while remaining competitive, needed to be updated to take advantage of

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Building glass and glazing covered by the EU Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act

Yesterday, 21 April, the European Commission adopted the EU Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act as part of a package aiming at directing private financing towards sustainable activities across the European Union. Glass for Europe welcomes the recognition by the Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act of the role of building glass and glazing to contribute to climate change

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High attendance to the Taxonomy workshop

On 14 April 2021, Glass for Europe dedicated its second 2021 workshop to “EU Taxonomy”. The significant attendance of representatives of flat glass companies and national glass and glazing associations confirms that the taxonomy issue is of high concern to the flat glass industry. Undoubtedly, high-performance windows are energy efficiency equipment for buildings. The first

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Polish Glass joins Glass for Europe as national partners

Polish Glass Manufacturers’ Federation, the national association of the Polish glass industry, is a new national partner of Glass for Europe. With the support of 8 national glass and glazing national associations representing thousands of flat glass processors and transformers from all over Europe, Glass for Europe pursues its mission of supporting a dynamic, influential,

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Glass for Europe at MIR STEKLA

On March 22nd, Glass for Europe was virtually in Moscow for the 22nd edition of MIR STEKLA, the International Exhibition for Glass Products, Manufacturing, Processing and Finishing Technology. MIR STEKLA is an international exhibition of technologies and equipment for glass production and processing. Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for Europe, participated in the opening

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Glass for Europe contributes to the new European Bauhaus

Glass for Europe contributed to the new European Bauhaus to highlight the importance of considering buildings in all their dimensions and to promote a people-centred approach to architecture. Thanks to high energy performance glazing, buildings can be energy efficient without making compromise on design, aesthetic, and occupant’s wellbeing. Glass is an incomparable material made to

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National certification schemes for automotive glass

The European automotive glass industry is concerned by the increasing number of national certification schemes for automotive glass put in place worldwide. Glass for Europe calls on the national authorities to continue cooperating in the United Nations framework and reconsider the introduction of unilateral national schemes and trade barriers. The safety of glass pieces mounted

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