As new construction becomes increasingly energy efficient, energy consumption is no longer the only criteria that is being considered when evaluating the sustainable performance of buildings.
Based on a complete life-cycle approach, the impact of manufacturing the building materials, as well as the construction, transportation, demolition and end-of-life phases, becomes critical to improving a building’s overall sustainable performance.
Glass is an inert and irreplaceable material that brings natural light in buildings: flat glass production from energy-efficient furnaces makes it a product of choice for sustainable buildings. Discover how and why glass is the choice sustainable material for architects, developers and designers in this video from Glass for Europe:
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