See below how Fire resistant & High security glass for facades by Vetrotech can contribute to LEED criteria: Building life-cycle impact reduction
To encourage adaptive reuse and optimize the environmental performance of products and materials.
Option 1 “Historic building reuse”: (5 points)
Maintain the existing building structure, envelope, and interior nonstructural elements of a historic building or contributing building in a historic district.
Option 2 “Renovation of abandoned or blighted building”: (5 points)
Maintain at least 50%, by surface area, of the existing building structure, enclosure, and interior structural elements for buildings that meet local criteria of abandoned or are considered blight.
Option 3 “Building and material reuse” (2–4 points)
Reuse or salvage building materials from off site or on site.
Option 4 “Whole-building life-cycle assessment”: (3 points)
For new construction (buildings or portions of buildings), conduct a life-cycle assessment of the project’s structure and enclosure that demonstrates a minimum of 10% reduction, compared with a baseline building. No impact category assessed as part of the life-cycle assessment may increase by more than 5% compared with the baseline building.
Read the detailed requirement for Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction
In keeping with the stringent environmental engagement and preference for sustainable building materials of its holding company, Saint-Gobain, Vetrotech product lines have gone through a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). These results will be available under an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) verified by an independent third party. An EPD for CONTRAFLAM 30 can be downloaded from Environdec.
This is a key aspect towards reaching the 10% building life-cycle impact reduction required to obtain this LEED credit.
Eco-innovation is also at the heart of our innovation process and the R&D team is focusing on the environmental impact of the new products they plan to launch in the future.