Advanced glazing system to increase vehicles’ sustainability

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Advanced glazing system to increase vehicles’ sustainability

Automotive glass can contribute to reducing the environmental impact of vehicles. High-performance glazing technology can lower mobile air-conditioning energy loads, and subsequently cut CO2 emissions of Combustion Engine Vehicles or increase the range of Electric Vehicles. In the paper “Advanced glazing systems to curb air-conditioning energy consumption”, released today, Glass for Europe outlines the impact

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The net-zero industry act needs to be beefed up rapidly

PRESS RELEASE The net-zero industry act needs to be beefed up rapidly Brussels, 17 March 2023: During the last week, the European Commission unveiled a series of proposals for regulation and initiatives1 aiming at reducing the instability in energy prices, boosting the competitiveness of European-based industries and accelerating Europe’s transition toward a low-carbon economy. Despite

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The European Parliament adopts its position on the EPBD

Today, the European Parliament adopted its position on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) with 343 votes in favour, 216 against and 78 abstentions. “Huge step forward for lower energy bills, reducing energy poverty, and tackling 36% of EU emissions.” Tweeted C. Cuffe, MEP rapporteur on the EPBD. Glass for Europe welcomes the adopted

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Glazing technologies to deliver heatwave-proof buildings

The last years have witnessed increasingly acute and frequent heat waves across Europe and temperatures are expected to climb further in the decades to come. European Buildings need to adapt to the new climate conditions to ensure comfort and wellbeing in both winter and summer time. In the informative paper “Glazing contribution to summer comfort”

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Glass for Europe joins the European Solar PV Industry Alliance

Glass for Europe is officially a member of the European Solar PV Industry Alliance, an initiative launched in December 2022 by the European Commission. The Alliance gathers key players in the value chain of the solar energy industry and aims at scaling up the production of solar PV panels and value chain components in Europe.

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Glass for Europe’s workshop on “Lifecycle carbon calculation tool”

On 7 February, more than 40 participants representing national partners and members of Glass for Europe participated in the internal workshop “Lifecycle carbon calculation tool”. In 2022, Glass for Europe run calculations on carbon savings and carbon payback times of double and triple glazed windows in the residential sector and included the results in an

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Glass for Europe reacts to the Green Deal Industrial Plan

The Green Deal Industrial Plan, published yesterday by the European Commission, aims at enhancing the competitiveness of Europe’s net-zero industry and supporting the transition to climate neutrality. Glass for Europe welcomes the objectives set by the Commission and is ready to keep on producing the key technologies and products the European Union needs for its

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Glass for Europe on the review of the Food Contact Regulation

In its answer to the public consultation on the review of the Food Contact Materials Regulation, Glass for Europe highlighted the need to consider the specificities of soda-lime silicate flat glass products. The utilisation of flat glass for food applications is very rare. “More than 99% of flat glass production is used for windows, facades,

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CE marking for glazing products in the UK extended until 30 June 2025

Today, we have learned that the recognition of the CE marking for construction products in the UK will be extended for a further 2.5 years. The new deadline is therefore set for 30 June 2025. Following the Brexit, the UK government announced that construction products such as glazing placed on the market in Great Britain

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2nd Annual meeting for National Associations

The second Glass for Europe annual meeting for glass and glazing national associations took place yesterday, 29 November. Activating coordinated actions in the framework of the recast of the Construction Products Regulation, reviewing the EU market statistics on Insulated Glazing Units, laminated glass and coated glass, discussing how to better communicate flat glass transformation and

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