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.
In his presentation, Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for Europe, provides an insight into the current and future EU policies impacting the flat glass industry. A major part of his intervention was devoted to the flat glass products’ contribution to reducing energy use and CO2 emissions from the building sector. With advance in performance of glass products and the necessary speed up in building renovation for attaining the EU objectives, massive growth opportunities for the flat glass sector could materialize in the coming decade. Bertrand also pointed out that now that the need for high energy performance in glass products was almost taken for granted, glazing professionals should not omit the importance of highlighting the benefits of glazing in delivering healthy indoor spaces.