Fire resistant & high security glass by Vetrotech

See below how Fire resistant & High security glass for facades by Vetrotech can contribute to LEED 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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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

Vetrotech products are custom -made, produced and manufactured to specific needs and sizes. No sizing or cutting is necessary on site, reducing the waste generation during project construction.

Regarding our construction waste, glass has a very limited impact. The solutions produced by Vetrotech Saint-Gobain are always tempered in our factories and delivered ready to be installed, so they do not produce any cutting waste on the jobsite. The few elements used for protection purposes during delivery are made of cardboard, plastic or wood and are recyclable on the jobsite. The timber stillages on which the glass is transported can be returned to the glass manufacturer processor. 

In terms of demolition waste, Saint-Gobain is working to build partnerships with stakeholders in order to recycle glass at its end of life. Accordingly, new recycling projects have been launched in France and the UK. There, windows and glazing are recycled and returned to the float as cullet. All of these initiatives in construction and demolition waste management originate from our focus on sustainable materials.


Services block

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