See below how Glass facade & windows by Saint-Gobain can contribute to BREEAM criteria: Life Cycle Impacts.
Saint-Gobain Glass was the first glass manufacturer to perform Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of its products and we have now issued the most significant number of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) compliant with international standards, covering 20 product families and more than 200 glazing configurations. This allows us to assess the environmental impacts of our products in order to improve the ecological footprint and sustainable design at each stage of the life cycle.
To recognise and encourage the use of robust and appropriate life cycle assessment tools and consequently the specification of construction materials with a low environmental impact (including embodied carbon) over the full life cycle of the building.
Reductions in the building’s environmental life cycle impacts through assessment of the main building elements. The number of credits awarded is function of the calculator point achieved. In addition, where a range of at least five products specified at Design Stage and installed by Post-Construction Stage are covered by verified EPD, 1 credit awarded.
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Saint-Gobain has conducted Life Cycle Assessments compliant with international standards (ISO 14025, 14040 and 14044) and verified by an independent third party. In Europe, Saint-Gobain has issued 16 new verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), covering its whole product range and more than 155 different glazing configurations. In India alone, we have issued four EPDs covering 45 different glazing configurations in 2018.
The list of products covered by a specific product EPD and verified by a third party is presented below:
These assessments help us to improve the environmental footprint of our products by reducing their impacts (on energy, water, raw materials consumption, carbon emissions, etc.) and by working on recycling our cullet. In addition, our eco-Innovation policy allows us to develop innovative products and solutions that minimize the environmental impact from as early as the design stage.