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Design glass solutions by Saint-Gobain

See below how Design glass solutions by Saint-Gobain can contribute to LEED V4.0 criteria: Construction and Demolition Waste Management.

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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.
2 points

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Aim

To reduce construction and demolition waste disposed of in landfills and incineration facilities by recovering, reusing, and recycling materials.

Detailed requirement

The project has to recycle and/or salvage non-hazardous construction and demolition materials, with the following options:

Option 1: diversion of the construction and demolition material (50 or 75%);

Option 2: reduction of total waste material (no more than 12.2kg of waste per m2).

Read the detailed requirement for Construction and Demolition Waste Management

Our contribution

Glass has a limited impact on construction waste as our products are made in factories and are ready to be installed. This way, there is no cutting waste on the jobsite. For delivery, we are using some materials to protect the glazing, mainly made of cardboard, wood or plastic that can be easily recycled on the construction site. The glass is usually transported on racks that are returned to the glass manufacturer processor. 

In relation to demolition waste, we are currently working to build partnerships with stakeholders in order to collect and return glass in our floats. Two pilot projects have been launched in France and the UK to raise awareness on this topic and to design a system to efficiently collect glass at its end of life. All of these initiatives in construction and demolition waste management originate from our focus on sustainable materials.

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In two countries, France and UK, new services are under development to recycle content as its end of life.