Glass facade & windows by Saint-Gobain

See below how Glass facade & windows by Saint-Gobain can contribute to LEED V4.0 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

In terms of construction waste, glass has very limited impact because glazing made in factories is ready to be installed. There is no cutting waste on the jobsite. For transportation, we use racks that are returned to the glass manufacturer processor and use only a few elements for protection purposes during delivery (made of cardboard, plastic or wood) that are recyclable on the jobsite.

Regarding 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.