See below how Design Glass Solution by Saint-Gobain can contribute to BREEAM criteria: Indoor Air Quality.
To recognize and encourage a healthy internal environment through the specification and installation of appropriate ventilation, equipment and finishes.
Minimizing sources of air pollution through careful design, specification and planning. (Avoidance of asbestos is a prerequisite). In additional, building ventilation strategy is designed to be flexible and adaptable to potential future building occupant needs and climatic scenarios.
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Pre-requisite: due to our devotion to eco-friendly building materials, Saint-Gobain Glass solutions do not contain asbestos, lead (100 ppm) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Emissions from building products:
Glazing can be found in one product type category out of the five: ceiling, wall, and acoustic and thermal insulation materials.
Glass itself does not emit any volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The sealant (in double-glazing) and the PVB layer (in laminated glass, STADIP) have been tested and emit very few VOCs.
Saint-Gobain Glass solutions contribute to maintaining a healthy, pollution-free indoor environment and are characterized by a level of formaldehyde and VOC emissions close to 0 (tested under ISO 16000 requirements). For all tempered glass, glazing passes through a furnace and consequently all VOCs are eliminated during the process.
In accordance with the French Regulation on VOCs and construction products (introduced in April 2011), Saint-Gobain’s mirrors and lacquered glass rank at the highest score of A+ (<1000 µg/m3 in total VOC and <10 µg/m3 in formaldehyde).
High durability lacquered glass with an opaque and tinted appearance, to bring color and ambiance to interiors.
High definition digital printing (designs, photographs, text, etc.) on all types of glass.
Visualize translucent glass in real-time and with a realistic aesthetic.
Showcase of some of the Better Interior projects featuring Saint-Gobain glass products.
Discover other contributing solutions:
Acoustic ceilings & Wall panels
See below how Acoustic ceilings & Wall panels by Ecophon can contribute to BREEAM new construction.
See below how Floors by Gyproc can contribute to BREEAM new construction.