Glass facade & windows by Saint-Gobain

See below how Glass facade & windows by Saint-Gobain can contribute to LEED V4.0 criteria: Building product disclosure and optimization - Sourcing of raw materials.

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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.
1 point

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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.

Detailed requirement

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.

Additional option:

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.


Our contribution

Option 1

Every year, the Saint-Gobain Group 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 highlights how we prioritize the use of sustainable materials.

Option 2

Extended producers responsibility: Saint-Gobain Glass works on recycling its products at their end of life. Two countries, France and UK, have launched pilot projects to collect, sort and recycle glass from windows.

Recycled content: on average, our products contain at least 30% recycled glass (internal and external cullet). According to the LEED definition, our solutions contain 5.5% of recycled content*.


(*) Recycled content = post-consumer recycled content + ½ pre-consumer recycled content