Minimum Energy Performance Standards to boost building renovation

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Minimum Energy Performance Standards to boost building renovation

Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) have the potential to generate a significant shift in building renovation. While aligned to the higher performance standards, they can be a driver of deep renovation, prevent works carried with minimal energy-efficiency considerations and ensure long-lasting CO2 and energy savings. Glass for Europe supports the introduction of MEPS in the

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Glass for Europe’s partnership with RE-Source platform

Glass for Europe is glad to announce a new partnership with RE-Source Platform. RE-Source advocates for long-term renewable energy contracts (i.e., Power Purchase Agreements) and aims at creating links between Renewable Energy Producers and Corporate Buyers. Flat glass making is an energy intensive process and the flat glass industry is exploring different disruptive routes to

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Glass for Europe presents the EU climate policies at CEKAL conference

Yesterday, Glass for Europe was in France to talk about the European Union climate policies at the CEKAL conference dedicated to certified glazing, climate issues, circular economy and recycling. CEKAL is a quality certification for insulating, laminated and tempered glazing. Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for Europe, presented the EU climate commitments towards 2030

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Glasstec is back!

Glasstec, the International Glass Trade Fair, reopened its doors after 4 years of a forced break due to the COVID pandemic. From 20 to 23 September 2022, the international glass sector met again in Dusseldorf to discover and undercover innovations, trends and solutions in the world of glass. The fair took place during a special

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Meeting the International Community of Glass Associations

On 17 September 2022, Glass for Europe participated in the meeting of the Community of Glass Associations within the framework of The Italian Glass Weeks in Milan. During the event, the different souls of the glass culture discussed and exchanged information about glass realities in the different continents and about  the way forward for the

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Energy Intensive Industries call for urgent actions to limit energy prices

Today, Glass Alliance Europe, and other associations representing European energy intensive industries, called on the European Commission’s President Ursula von der Leyen and Mr Jozef Síkela, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic as Chair of the Energy Council, to urgently introduce EU-wide measures aimed at limiting the price on natural gas. Flat

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Glass for Europe at “VIDRIO Y SUSTENTABILIDAD” seminar

“High-performance glazing in EU building policy” was the topic presented yesterday, 28 August 2022, by Glass for Europe at the seminar “VIDRIO Y SUSTENTABILIDAD: Contribución del vidrio en el diseño eficiente” organized by VASA and AGBC (Argentina Green Building Council) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event, held in the framework of the International Year of Glass

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“Save Gas for a Safe Winter”: Glass for Europe’s reaction

The European Commission released today, 20 July 2022, a new legislative tool and a European Gas Demand Reduction Plan, to reduce gas use in Europe by 15% until next spring. The initiative includes measures and recommendations aiming at empowering the EU to resist to further gas supply cuts from Russia in the coming months and sets

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The ITRE committee raises the bar on energy efficiency – EED vote

The report on the recast Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) was adopted today by large majority in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Parliament. The ITRE committee agreed to increase to 14.5% (compared to the 2020 reference scenario) the 2030 energy efficiency target and to make it binding at both EU

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Glass for Europe’s recommendations on the revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

Today, the European flat glass association releases its recommendations on the revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). “Glass for Europe welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a new Construction Products Regulation” says Justin Loup, Technical Regulations and Project Advisor. “This proposal could reinforce the single market principles for construction products and stimulates the move

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Flat glass manufacturers’ decarbonisation efforts under the spotlight at the Sustainable Industrial manufacturing conference

Glass for Europe and its members were under the spotlight at the Sustainable Industrial Manufacturing conference in Brussels, with two member company representatives of Glass for Europe presenting their decarbonization efforts and their companies’ sustainability strategies. Dr. Marc Foguenne, Vice-President Sustainability Architectural Glass Europe and Americas, AGC Glass Europe, described the company’s strategy towards decarbonisation.

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