Glass facade & windows by Saint-Gobain

See below how Glass facade & windows by Saint-Gobain can contribute to BREEAM criteria: Life cycle cost and service life planning.

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The number of points is given for only information purpose. Saint-Gobain, in anyway, shall not guarantee or not be held liable for non-fulfillment of the certification which includes a broader package than constructions products employed for the targeted building.
Up to 4 credits (all buildings)

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To deliver whole life value by encouraging the use of life cycle costing to improve design, specification, through-life maintenance and operation, and through the dissemination of capital cost reporting to promote economic sustainability.

Requirement summary

Recognizing and encouraging the use of life cycle costing (LCC) and service life planning and the sharing of data to raise awareness and understanding. Using appropriate examples, the plan demonstrates the plan has been used to influence building and systems design to minimize (LCC) and maximize critical value.

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Our contribution

The quality of glazing in a building can have an impact on its operating and maintenance costs. As Europe’s number one glassmaker and world leader in coated glass, Saint-Gobain Glass guarantees a supply of high performing and long-life glass products, ensuring building protection and lower replacement frequency. 
Some of our products, made of sustainable building materials, can contribute to minimizing life cycle costs while maximizing critical value, for example:

  • BIOCLEAN reduces window maintenance. Designed for exterior use, this solution can reduce the frequency and cost of cleaning because less dirt and grime adhere to the glass, resulting in less frequent use of water and detergent. 
  • CLIMAPLUS/CLIMATOP SCREEN integrated system enables the management of daylight and heat, without the need of costly additional blinds or curtains, and is maintenance free (the blinds cannot be damaged as they are protected by the glass).