Energy Balance at CA EPBD Plenary Meeting

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Energy Balance at CA EPBD Plenary Meeting

On 5 June, Glass for Europe was in Riga, to meet national delegates from all EU members (and Norway) who gathered to discuss the EPBD implementation during the CA EPBD – Plenary Meeting. The European flat glass association took part in the informal session “How could calculation methods improve national savings on existing building stock and how

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Glass for Europe at ECEEE Summer Study 2019

This week, Glass for Europe was at ECEEE Summer Study,  the biennial, interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral conference which gathers energy efficiency professionals from all over the world. On Wednesday, during the panel session dedicated to “Building policies and programmes (Policy approaches for energy efficiency and EnR in existing buildings”, Cedric Janssens presented the paper Contribution of energy

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EU glass and glazing national associations meet at Glass for Europe

On May 21, European glass and glazing national associations came to Brussels to participate in the traditional annual workshop organised by Glass for Europe for national glass associations and EU flat glass manufacturers. A must for all European glass stakeholders. Glass for Europe seizes this opportunity to update national associations on the main issues at

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The flat glass sector and indirect costs under the EU ETS

On behalf of the flat glass manufacturing sector, Glass for Europe responded to the two consultations launched by the European Commission on the revision of state-aid guidelines in the context of the amended EU ETS directive. These two consultations pursue to objectives: first, to inform the European Commission on the impact of the existing system

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Insignificant releases of metals from flat glass products

A new study confirms the insignificant health hazard linked to the release of metals from flat glass products. While the European Commission is considering reviewing the Foods Contact Material Directive on Ceramics (84/500/EEC) and contemplates to enlarge the scope to glass products, a new study undertaken by the Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro reports undetectable or

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Maximising energy savings from glazing | EPBD brochure

Press release Maximising energy savings from glazing A fresh brochure by Glass for Europe to support the development of window- and glazing-proof building codes Brussels, 16 March 2019: Glass for Europe releases today a fresh publication on the Energy Performance of Building Directive, Maximising energy savings from glazing. The purpose of this brochure is to

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Insignificance of window performance declining rate under EED article 7

  Today, Friday Mars 15th, Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for Europe, intervened at the Energy Efficiency Expert Group meeting on the calculation of energy savings under Article 7. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the possibility to develop non-binding lifetime values for calculating energy savings and to assess if applying a

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Flat glass off-cuts must be considered as by-products

Since flat glass off-cuts meet all criteria to be considered as by-product set in the Waste framework Directive (2018/851), Glass for Europe calls on Member States to take the necessary measures for a full recognition of this valuable resource for the flat glass industry and facilitate the move to a more circular economy. Flat glass

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Flat glass manufacturing to be considered an “environmentally sustainable activity” in the EC taxonomy context

  On February 22, Glass for Europe responded to the consultation launched by the technical expert group on sustainable finance established by the European Commission. In particular, Glass for Europe responded to the consultation on the first proposed selected economic activities that contribute substantially to climate change mitigation. This selection of activities, also known as

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Performance requirements: windows we install today will deliver energy savings for coming decades

Setting ambitious minimum performance requirements for windows and guaranteeing proper enforcement are key conditions to ensure that glazing deliver its full benefits to reducing energy consumption from Europe’s building stock. New recent data on the average energy performance of glazed products already installed in buildings across Europe come as a baffling reminder that too much

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