See below how Fire resistant & High security glass for facades by Vetrotech can contribute to LEED criteria: Innovation
Vetrotech leverages the entire strength of Saint-Gobain Group’s global network and R&D centers to create the highest quality products. This is reflected by our growing number of patents : to date 35 patents have been filed in fire and security.
To encourage projects to achieve outstanding or innovative levels or performance.
Project team can use any combination of:
- Innovation: by achieving significant, measurable environmental performance using a strategy not addresses in the LEED rating system.
- Pilot: By achieving one pilot credit from USGBC’s LEED Pilot credit library
- And exemplary performances strategies: an exemplary performance point is typically earned for achieving double the credit requirements or the next incremental percentage threshold.
Read the detailed requirement for Innovation
Vetrotech believes that true innovation comes when we exchange our know-how and experience together with our customers and partners. By leveraging Saint-Gobain Group’s global network of R&D centers in conjunction with our own test and certification facilities, we can continually introduce innovations, breakthroughs and technological improvements. This is done in order to deliver the highest product quality, best durability and industrial excellence at all times. Pioneering entrepreneurship, scientific curiosity and passion for our mission –
to protect life and property while preserving our environment – is what drives us to extend and continually improve our innovative product range.
By answering specific demands in terms of building occupancy and risk analysis, we constantly develop and improve our glass solutions to ensure that we answer all markets and application needs. We carry out nearly 500 tests per year –in external as well as in our own internal test laboratories – and we can assist you in finding the most suitable safety glass solution for your project. This also entails monitoring sustainability and taking our environmental responsibilities seriously to safeguard our common future.
As an example, our new VETROFLAM CLIMAPLUS SCREEN solution, with integrated blinds, optimized daylight while preserving privacy and permits to building users to reduce their energy consumption by reducing air conditioner needs and artificial lightings. The ease of maintenance of this solution (integrated blinds) optimizes durability too by using less chemical products.
VETROFLAM CLIMAPLUS SCREEN main performances:
Fire protection: E 30 and EW 30 - one fire direction outside to inside
Light transmission**: up to 81%
Solar control: 0,09 (90°) < g** < 0,64 (0°)
Thermal performance: Ug** > 1.1 W/(m².K)
**with blinds completely up
Among service innovations, we have recently launched the “MyGlassolutions” e-commerce platform, where users can configure and order made-to-measure products, with instant costing, delivery scheduling and order tracking. This solution works on improving the customer quality experience and efficiently optimizing work.
Also, to better meet architects’ needs, Saint-Gobain has launched the “Glass Pro” app, which stimulates a realistic image of different glazing products on the facades of a building. In going one step further, Saint-Gobain offers a new, on demand service of facade rendering, enabling customers to visualize and compare all Saint-Gobain glazing products on high definition, 3D synthesis images called “physico-realistic”.
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