SageGlass Publishes Third-Party Verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
The EPD provides transparent documentation of SageGlass’ environmental impacts; Supports Saint-Gobain’s commitment to sustainabilityOct. 5, 2016
SageGlass®, the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass, has published an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) verified by UL Environment. The new SageGlass EPD and existing SageGlass Health Product Declaration (HPD) and Declare® label provide architects, building owners and other specifiers with requested transparency documentation for SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain. The SageGlass EPD further supports Saint-Gobain’s commitment to offering innovative and sustainable building products. Saint-Gobain is a world leader in terms of published EPDs.
“At SageGlass, we share Saint-Gobain’s mission to provide products that meet the highest levels of performance and sustainability standards,” said Alan McLenaghan, CEO of SageGlass. “We’re continuously evaluating and improving our processes to ensure that SageGlass remains the most sustainable dynamic glass on the market today.”
The SageGlass EPD will help architects and building owners achieve key requirements of the Materials and Resources category of LEED® v4, which is especially critical as LEED v4 becomes the new standard in sustainable building.
“With the third-party verified EPD, we’re providing architects and building owners with the resources they need to more easily achieve points in the Materials and Resource credit area of LEED v4 when using SageGlass,” said Helen Sanders, Vice President of Technical Business Development at SageGlass. “Material transparency is vital for reaching new sustainability standards, and we’re pleased to offer this EPD together with the SageGlass HPD and Declare® label to help our customers more easily achieve their sustainability goals.”
An EPD is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products. The Life-Cycle Assessment detailed the environmental impact all processes in the life cycle of the product from raw material extraction to exiting the manufacturing plant.
SageGlass® is the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass and is transforming the indoor experience for people by connecting the built and natural environments. Electronically tintable SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain, dynamically optimizes daylight and manages temperature – all while maintaining unobstructed views of the outdoors. With SageGlass, building occupants can comfortably experience the biophilic benefits of the outdoors, including stress reduction, enhanced creativity and an improved sense of well-being. Unlike conventional sun controls, such as mechanical window shades or blinds,
SageGlass allows architects to elegantly solve solar control challenges without sacrificing aesthetics and design. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, SageGlass is backed by 350 years of building science expertise that only the world leader in sustainable environments can provide. Ready to look again? Visit www.SageGlass.com, @Sage_Glass and Facebook.com/SageGlass.
About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in sustainable environments, has designed and manufactured high-performance building materials that improve the lives of people all over the world. From the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and the glass pyramid at the Louvre, to the Statue of Liberty and World Trade Center, and even components that allow the Mars rover Curiosity to seek out life on another planet, Saint-Gobain has been a part of the fabric of human history, advancement and improvement.
In North America, the company upholds this rich history of innovation by making a material difference in the spaces where people work, live, play, heal and learn. Along with its North American headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Saint-Gobain has more than 150 locations in North America and approximately 14,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $5.7 billion in 2015. Experience our innovation, wonders and advancements by visiting www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com and connect with Saint-Gobain North America on Facebook and Twitter.
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. It had sales of €39.6 billion in 2015, operates in 67 countries and has more than 170,000 employees. www.saint-gobain.com @saintgobain
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