See below how Glass façade & windows by Saint-Gobain can contribute to LEED V4.0 criteria: Building product disclosure and optimization - Environmental Product Declarations.
Owing to its use of sustainable materials, Saint-Gobain Glass has a very significant number of product-specific, verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPDs), covering 20 product solutions and more than 200 glazing configurations. These EPDs are third-party verified and compliant with the EN 15804 standard.
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 from manufacturers who have verified improved environmental life-cycle impacts.
Option 1 “Measure”: the Environmental Product Declaration (1 point)
The project must use 20 different permanently installed products sourced from 5 different manufacturers that meet one of the following criteria:
- Products with a publicly available, critically reviewed life-cycle assessment (value ¼)
- Generic Environmental Product Declarations with a third party certification (value ½)
- Product specific Environmental Product Declarations with a third party certification (value 1)
Option 2 “Reduce”: multi-attribute optimization (1 point)
The project should use 50% (based on cost) of third party certified products that demonstrate impact reduction:
- Below the industry average in 3 of the 6 Life Cycle Assessment categories.
- Compared to the same product, over time.
Read the detailed requirement for Environmental Product Declarations
In Europe, Saint-Gobain Glass has issued 16 new verified EPDs, covering its whole product range and more than 155 different glazing configurations. In India alone, we have issued four EPDs covering 45 different glazing configurations in 2018. This is the highest number of EPDs issued by a glassmaker and processor on the market and demonstrates our commitment to green building.
These declarations describe in detail our glazing’s environmental footprint, from raw material extraction to exiting the plant (called “cradle to gate”), in compliance with the EN 15804 standard and verified by an independent third party.
The list of products covered by a specific product EPD and verified by a third party is presented below:
In addition, we also have an EPD for the Miralite PURE covering 10 configurations however this EPD is not third-party verified.