See below how Glass façade & windows by Saint-Gobain can contribute to HQE International criteria: choosing construction products in order to limit the environmental impact of the building
Saint-Gobain glass assesses the environmental impacts of most of its products. We are the first supplier of third-party verified EPD with 22 EPDs covering about 250 glass configurations.
To assess and take into account environment impacts, in accordance with European standard prEN 15804 or international standard ISO 21930, in the choice of construction products.
Determining the environmental impact of the construction products, choosing construction products to limit the environmental impact of the building, using materials and products enabling the least polluting site procurement in terms of CO2, implementing materials and products enabling CO2 to be trapped.
The HQE approach requires the supply of EPD (Environmental Product Declaration), i.e. the result of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), for a maximum number of products used on the site. Saint-Gobain Glass is the first supplier of EPDs with 22 EPDs available on the shelf which covers approximately 250 glazing configurations.
Among these EPDs, 18 are for glazing products produced in Europe and 4 EPDs are for glazing products from our Indian float. All these EPDs are made as per ISO 14025 and EN 15804 standards and verified by a third-party.
Below is the list of products covered by an EPD:
In addition, Saint-Gobain offers a unique service to deliver verified EPD on-demand. For a specific configuration, our LCA expert team can edit an exact verified EPD within a few weeks.
- LCA - A Tool for Eco-Innovation
Saint-Gobain uses Life Cycle Assessment of its products to manage its Eco-Innovation program. Indeed, the analysis of glazing’s environmental impacts from the extraction of raw materials to its end-of-life allows to have a clear picture and easily identify the strengths and weaknesses of our product portfolio.
- Optimized Logistics Flow to Limit CO2 Emissions
Choosing Saint-Gobain glazing means having a key partner with a wide network of distribution. With its 200 processing sites, Glassolutions in Europe and 14 float plants are spread everywhere in Europe and also in Egypt, India, Brazil, and Mexico.
In addition to that, the Saint-Gobain logistic department always looks for innovative solutions to reduce the environmental impacts of transportation. They have developed an 18m trans-loader, equipped with a foldable floor allowing to reduce empty trip back.
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