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Minimum performance requirements for window replacement in the residential sector


Minimum performance requirements for window replacement in the residential sector

The study developed a comprehensive list of minimum performance requirements (U-values and when appropriate g-values) for windows replacement in the residential sector in the 28 EU Member States.
The main result is a table showing an overview about legal requirements for replacement of windows in residential buildings by Member State. This table is followed by brief explanations allowing an unambiguous interpretation of the numbers in the table. A table informing about the interviewed person and the national regulation follows these explanations.

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Economic study on recycling of building glass in Europe


Economic study on recycling of building glass in Europe - Deloitte

Glass for Europe has commissioned Deloitte Sustainability to carry out the present study with two objectives:
1. Quantify the available quantities of building glass waste (windows, glazing and other flat glass products) from construction, demolition and building renovation in the EU-28 (Phase I);
2. Compare the economic costs and benefits as well as the environmental impacts of three recycling scenarios for C&D glass waste.

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CPR Guide: EU Rules Practical Impact


CPR Guide: EU Rules Practical Impact

Regulation (EU) 305/2011, more commonly referred to as the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), replaces the 1989 Construction Products Directive (CPD). This new piece of legislation sets out the rules governing when and under which conditions, the CE marking must accompany construction products placed on the EU market. The purpose of this guide is to explain the main changes between the ‘old’ Construction Products Directive and the ‘new’ Construction Products Regulation.

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The smart use of glass in sustainable buildings


The smart use of glass in sustainable buildings

Over the last fifty years glass technologies for buildings have undergone radical changes and extended the functions and applications of glazing in modern architecture. Thanks to the continuous improvement in thermal insulation performance, combined with new methods of modulating solar heat and light transmission, glazing has strengthened its position as an essential construction material for low energy buildings.

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Europe’s flat glass industry in a competitive low carbon economy


Europe’s flat glass industry in a competitive low carbon economy

As of now, Europe’s flat glass industry sets itself on a path to maximize its contributions to the European 2050 ambitions. Our industry intends to deliver Performance, Sustainability and the Production Capacities needed for Europe’s low carbon future.
The flat glass industry, through its products, its research and manufacturing activities, and its sustainability policy, has an active role to play in shaping Europe’s future of a competitive low carbon economy.

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Glass - Contributing to innovative, green and safe transport solutions for Europe


Glass - Contributing to innovative, green and safe transport solutions for Europe

Flat glass is an integral part of most automotive vehicles and is essential to Europe’s transport industry. Flat glass is used to make windscreens, backlights, windows and sun roofs for a wide range of automobile and transport applications, from cars to cruise ships and buses. Europe’s glazing manufacturers are constantly striving to deliver products that provide the best possible technological solutions to meet automobile manufacturers’ and end-users’ needs from a comfort, safety and security perspective, whilst at the same time helping the industry to meet its climate commitments.

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Life Cycle Assessment of Float Glass


Life Cycle Assessment of Float Glass

The following report was set-up in the context of a study developing an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for windows / transparent components commissioned by ift Rosenheim. It provides a summary of the Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) of one kilogram of float glass as a final product. All other parts of the window (e.g. window frame) or further processing of the float glass (e.g. coating) remain excluded from this overview.

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Analyse de Cycle de Vie « cradle to gate » d’un un verre plat type float

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The distinctive benefits of glazing


The distinctive benefits of glazing

We spend over 80% of our lives within buildings and numerous research studies have demonstrated that glazing has profound implications in terms of human health, happiness and productivity, including: quality of life, happiness and a sense of wellbeing; health (and healing); ability to learn in educational establishments; productivity whilst at work; profitability and shopper-footfall in retail buildings.

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Solar Control Glass for Greater Energy Efficiency


Solar Control Glass for Greater Energy Efficiency

Solar control glass is a hi-tech product developed by the glass industry to allow sunlight to pass through a window or façade while radiating and reflecting away a large degree of the sun’s heat. The indoor space stays bright and much cooler than would be the case if normal glass were used.

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Low-E Insulating Glass for Energy Efficient Buildings


Low-E Insulating Glass for Energy Efficient Buildings

Low-E glass is specially treated with a microscopically thin, virtually invisible transparent coating on one surface. The coating reflects heat back into the building, thereby reducing the heat loss through the window. It also reduces the heat transfer from the warm (inner) pane of glass to the cooler (outer) pane, thus further lowering the amount of heat that escapes from the window. The coating allows large amounts of solar energy to enter the building, thereby heating it. This coating is used on glass in both double and triple-glazed units. The properties of Low-E insulating glazing enable it to be a net contributor of energy in buildings.

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