See below how Fire resistant & High security glass for facades by Vetrotech can contribute to LEED criteria: Building product disclosure and optimization – sourcing of raw materials
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 verified to have been extracted or sourced in a responsible manner.
Option 1. Raw material source and extraction reporting (1 point)
The project has to use at least 20 different permanently installed products from at least five different manufacturers that have publicly released a report from their raw material suppliers which include all details regarding their responsible extraction policy.
Third-party verified corporate sustainability reports (CSR) which include environmental impacts of extraction operations and activities associated with the manufacturer’s product and the product’s supply chain, are valued as one whole product for credit achievement calculation if they follow an acceptable framework, such as the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative).
Option 2. Leadership extraction practices (1 point)
LEED values products that meet the following extraction criteria: extended producer responsibility, bio-based materials, certified wood products, materials reuse and recycled content. As in LEED V3, Recycled content=postconsumer recycled content+1/2*preconsumer recycled content.
Products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 160km of the project site are evaluated at 200% of their base contributing cost.
Read the detailed requirement for Sourcing of Raw Materials.
Every year, Saint-Gobain publishes its Annual Report including corporate social responsibility information. The report is third- party verified and is prepared using version G4 of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). It presents our environmental policy, including supply chain subjects, and shows how we prioritize the use of sustainable materials.
The float glass processed by Vetrotech Saint-Gobain comes from Saint-Gobain float lines and their recycled content of glass is 11% in pre-consumer content and less than 1% in post-consumer content. In conclusion, our solutions have 5.5% of recycled content* according to the LEED definition.
(*) Recycled content = post-consumer recycled content + ½ pre-consumer recycled content
A tempered fire-resistant glass with special edge treatment to withstand high thermal stress.
A transparent tempered fire-resistant glass with a special heat-reflective coating that offers heat radiation reduction in case of fire.
A single-chamber fire-resistant glass made of two panes of tempered safety glass containing an intumescent interlayer which offers...
A fire-resistant glass made of tempered safety glasses, providing heat and smoke insulation during a given period of time
Patented flush "butt-joint glass solution" without vertical frame profile reaching EW30 up to EI120.
In two countries, France and UK, new services are under development to recycle content as its end of life.
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