Green & Sustainable Building

News

This partnership will allow Guardian Glass to offer a complete range of both semi-transparent and opaque BIPV product solutions, that help contribute to Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) regulations.
Semco: with Mappi furnaces “We achieve results that enable us to lift the performance of our toughening plants onto a higher level.”
The strategic partnership aims to expand the customer base of Merck’s Liquid Crystal Windows business and to broaden the package of architectural solutions offered by Guardian Glass.
Walker Glass is proud to be able to offer a new AIA approved version of its bird safe glass presentation!
Şişecam Group is working with the International Commission on Glass (ICG) for the declaration of 2022 as the “International Year of Glass” by the United Nations (UN) in order to underline the technological, scientific and economic importance of glass.
Healthy daylight, free solar heating, excellent thermal insulation and an unimpeded view of nature: these are the attributes of the modern wood and glass house whose expansive glass façades make nature a constant companion.
While we witness a timid restarting of the economy, the level of activity in flat glass remains low.
Safeguarding an essential value-chain for Europe’s decarbonisation
EcoVadis, the international platform that evaluates the CSR of companies and supply chains, assigns Fenzi a high rating in recognition of its corporate sustainability management.
Glass for Europe answered today to the European Commission consultation on of how to increase the EU 2030 emission reduction ambition.
Şişecam Flat Glass T05 Meeting was held on Wednesday, June 17, organized in collaboration with the Arkitera Architecture Center and the speaker was architect Kim Herforth Nielsen, the founder of Denmark-based 3XN.
The Federal Association of the German Glass Industry (BV Glas) has received funding from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for a climate-friendly glass production project
A CEA team, in collaboration with the Pablo de Olavide University (Seville, Spain) and the Swiss company Solaronix, has invented a new family of photochromic dyes for photovoltaics.
ENVELOPE 2050 is a free interactive webinar presented by Glass Canada magazine and UL Canada. On June 16 at 1 EST four top experts on facade energy efficiency will look ahead and take your questions on what we can do to meet the demands of the future.
Find out more about how climate change is impacting the building sector—Get your ticket for BAU online from September 2020!
The European flat glass industry welcomes the European Union’s desire to engage in a Renovation Wave of public and private buildings and is ready to deliver the high-performance glazing EU buildings need to become carbon-neutral by 2050.

Articles

Contemporary architectural transparency (understood as the optical property of the material) is constantly being redefined and, over the last decade, new design trends have developed related to transparent façades in architecture.
The integration of smart glazing and adaptive façade in buildings can lead to large performance improvements and added functionality compared to conventional static building envelope systems.
Strong, resilient, with perfect thermal and sound insulation properties, insulating glass has been used around the world in applications ranging from family homes to high-scale construction.
As a modern society, we’re spending about 90% of our time indoors – at home, in offices or commuting. How is it possible to get access to daylight, when we can’t naturally be outside? By making buildings more transparent.
Fundamentals of Sound Transmission and Acoustic Interlayers
The reduction of greenhouse gases is one of the most important goals of the international climate policy. Today, roughly one third of all greenhouse gas emissions is created by urban population.
This paper will discuss the psychology of perception, threshold, and emotion in interior glass design.
Windows have always been at the intersection of various technologies and architectural processes that evolved in parallel and often intertwined.
Curved insulated glass units formed by tempered bending or annealed slumped bending offer a bold expression of architectural design with transparency and energy efficiency.
New generation thin, lightweight and damageresistant glass seems to be the optimal material for extremely deformable structural elements for façades and building skins.
Re-thinking the life-cycle of architectural glass brings together recent research into the economic, technical, environmental and logistical viability of closed-loop construction glass recycling.
Daylight control is a main resource of energy saving in buildings. Daylight control systems with mirror optics have the potential to save air conditioning due to the ability to reflect the solar rays back into the sky.

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