Independent verification of sustainability credentials for fire resistant glass range
As part of its ongoing drive to become a key partner in sustainable construction schemes, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain has issued an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its Contraflam 30 range.
Verified by an independent third-party, the EPD is based on analysis of the product’s lifecycle and details its environmental footprint, from raw material extraction through to production and processing.
The EPD acts as an essential aid for specifiers and architects involved in projects with the aim of obtaining green building certification such as LEED, BREEAM, HQE or DGNB.
Valid until 2023, the EPD itself can be viewed on the international EPD system’s website, environdec.com.
Saint-Gobain ‘Glass Forever’
Rob Wood, Vetrotech UK general manager, outlined the reasons for the EPD:
“This EPD represents several things for us and our customers. Although Vetrotech is recognised as the ‘go to’ partner for high-security and fire-resistance, we wanted to leave specifiers in no doubt over the unrivalled sustainability credentials of our systems.
“Reducing the environmental impact of construction is a huge priority for our industry – and rightly so. As key members of the supply chain, we have a responsibility to contribute to this. Transparent declarations like this EPD help specifiers make informed, responsible decisions.
“And this declaration will be followed by many more – we’re working towards offering an extensive portfolio of EPDs, covering all our product ranges. This is in line with our ‘Glass Forever’ roadmap, the Saint-Gobain group’s corporate sustainability programme for glass activities.