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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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Glass for Europe at Innovative Glazing Global Summit

On 29 and 30 November 2018, Glass for Europe was in Vienna, to participate in the 3rd Annual Innovative Glazing Global Summit. The summit, which gathers flat glass stakeholders, architects and building professional from all over Europe, allows participants to learn more about recent projects and innovations in architectural glass products and their innovative use.

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The long-term decarbonisation of Europe can be an engine of sustainable prosperity in Europe’s flat glass sector

  The long-term decarbonisation of Europe can be an engine of sustainable prosperity in Europe’s flat glass sector   Brussels, 28 November 2018: Glass for Europe, the trade association of Europe’s flat glass sector, welcomes today’s release by the European Commission of the ’Clean Planet for All’ communication on a European strategic long-term vision for

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Joint Call to the candidates for the 2019 European Elections

  The Industry4Europe coalition has released today a “Joint Call to the candidates for the 2019 European Elections” to call on the support of future MEPs to bring back industry high on the political agenda of the European Parliament. The Joint Call, which is available in 22 languages, has been co-signed by Glass for Europe

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Glass for Europe at UDTVP’s Journée Technique Transformateurs 2018

  On 4 October 2018, Glass for Europe’s Secretary General was in Paris to attend the “Journée Technique Transformateurs 2018”, an event organised by its national partner UDTVP – Union des Transformateurs de Verre Plat, which represents the interests of flat glass transformers in France. Bertrand Cazes, Glass for Europe’s Secretary General, illustrated the main

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Grasping the benefits of Window Energy Labels

Energy labelling has demonstrated to be among the most efficient way to promote energy savings and CO2 emission reductions awhile supporting the uptake of energy efficient products by empowering consumers. Glass for Europe has always been supportive of a meaningful European label for windows. Since September 2015, the European Commission has put on-hold its project

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