See below how Glass Facade & Windows by Saint-Gobain can contribute to BREEAM criteria: Material Efficiency.
To recognise and encourage measures to optimise material efficiency in order to minimise the environmental impact of material use and waste without compromising on structural stability, durability or service life of the building.
Opportunities have been identified, and appropriate measures investigated and implemented, to optimize the more efficient use of materials in building design, procurement, construction, maintenance and end of life. It is performed in consultation with relevant parties.
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Glass generates a minimal amount of waste on site as our glazing is made in factories and delivered ready to be installed. In addition, glass waste (internal cullet) from our factories (processors and floats) is reintroduced into the original process and used as secondary raw material. Around 30% by weight of a glass sheet made by Saint-Gobain comes from cullet (internal, pre- and post-consumer). All of these efforts around ensuring material efficiency derive from our passion for green building and the use of sustainable materials.