See below how Design glass solutions by Saint-Gobain can contribute to LEED V4.0 criteria: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Environmental Product Declarations.
Owing to its use of sustainable materials, Saint-Gobain Glass is the leading glass manufacturer in terms of the number of third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations, covering 20 product ranges and more than 200 glazing configurations.
To encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts. To reward project teams for selecting products from manufacturers who have verified improved environmental life-cycle impacts.
Option 1 “Measure”: the Environmental Product Declaration (1 point)
The project must use 20 different permanently installed products sourced from 5 different manufacturers that meet one of the following criteria:
- Products with a publicly available, critically reviewed life-cycle assessment (value ¼)
- Generic Environmental Product Declarations with a third party certification (value ½)
- Product specific Environmental Product Declarations with a third party certification (value 1)
Option 2 “Reduce”: multi-attribute optimization (1 point)
The project should use 50% (based on cost) of third party certified products that demonstrate impact reduction:
- Below the industry average in 3 of the 6 Life Cycle Assessment categories.
- Compared to the same product, over time.
Read the detailed requirement for Environmental Product Declarations
In 2016 alone, Saint-Gobain Building Glass issued 18 Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) covering the entire range of products with more than 165 different glazing configurations. Furthermore, since 2018, Saint-Gobain is the first glass manufacturer to issue EPDs in India with the publication of four EPDs covering 45 different glazing configurations.
An EPD is a standardized way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product or system. They are verified and registered documents that communicate transparent and comparable information about the life cycle environmental impact of a product. Our EPDs are third-party verified, compliant with the EN 15804 standard and are “cradle to gate” meaning from raw material extraction to exiting the plant.
Below you will find the list of our third-party verified EPDs and the configurations covered:
In addition, we also have an EPD for the Miralite PURE covering 10 configurations however this EPD is not third-party verified.
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