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A new 290-bed public hospital recently open its doors in Solothurn, Switzerland
The Glas Trösch stand in Basel was consistently designed in line with the Cradle to Cradle design philosophy. Still virtually under wraps, to be experienced up close at SWISSBAU.
The University of California’s new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building was designed with three major performance and aesthetic goals in mind: natural lighting, energy efficiency and sustainable design.
Aesthetics will Decore Your Dream
The European flat glass sector association releases today its recommendations on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism.
The European flat glass sector association releases its recommendations on the review of the Emissions Trading Scheme Directive.
The European flat glass sector takes as its role to produce the materials essential for renovating Europe’s buildings, for supporting the clean mobility transition and for increasing the share of renewable solar energy in Europe.
To help educate the consumer on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, the National Fenestration Rating Council and the well-respected Efficient Windows Collaborative have redesigned and updated the website efficientwindows.org.
Vitro Architectural Glass partners with various organizations and industry initiatives to reinforce its commitment to the environment.
Following the top-class Restart event of the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry that took place in a compact format in October 2021, the next regular event will be held from May 11–13, 2022, in Munich.
The state-of-the-art, 9,000-square-foot event space is highly rated for its sustainability features and innovative design that promote human and environmental well-being
480 participants at Rosenheim Window and Façade Conference are interesting getting the trends for 2022
The energy-intensive industries call upon EU leaders to swiftly address the exponential increase in energy prices.
To decarbonise the EU building stock and boost its sustainability, the European Commission is on right tracks, but it needs to accelerate.
Solarvolt™ BIPV and Solarban® R77 Glass by Vitro Architectural Glass Receive Architectural Record’s “Best Architectural Products of 2021” Awards.
Glass for Europe has released its position paper on the extension of the EU ETS system to buildings and transport.

Articles

I want you to think about your daily journey to work. Take a minute, visualize it – and then answer me this: How many glass surfaces did you see? Too many to remember?
Limiting global warming require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities.
A clean, safe and sustainable source of energy, solar continues to power the world at a faster pace than ever before.
Unitised Façade System Designed with a Highly Transparent Façade of Low G-value Combined with Blast Requirements
This article is dedicated to dynamic glazing in the façade. This is an update of the articles on smart products in the façade I and II published in March 2019 and May 2020.
Sustainability and the circular economy are increasingly influencing work and production processes in glass manufacturing, too.
Noise as one of the major pollutants in our environment and society
The laserbird is a universal tool, making it the perfect choice for a broad portfolio of customers, applications and glass products.
Solar glass is used as glazing for solar devices like photovoltaic modules and solarthermal collectors. In many dry regions dust accumulation lead to extreme efficiency losses due to soiling, up to -80% in 6 month.
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.

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