St. Gobain India has made significant progress towards addressing the growing demand for low-carbon construction materials in the Indian construction industry by introducing its innovative glass with a smaller carbon footprint. With this innovative glass, Saint-Gobain Glass India's mission is to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050. Here is SURFACES REPORTER (SR)'s complete report:
This innovative low-carbon glass is the result of significant research and development along with exceptional industrial teams. Two-thirds of recycled content is used as raw material in this recipe for success and natural gas and electricity from renewable sources are used to boost output. In addition, an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) will be created and released later this year to verify the product's achievement of a 40% reduction in carbon emissions. It will maintain the technical, quality, and aesthetic qualities of regular glass while contributing to decreased embodied carbon in construction projects and improved operational energy efficiency.
The building industry is one of the leading contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for nearly 40%. In 2022, Arup and Saint-Gobain Glass conducted a joint study on facades to stress the relevance of cutting both operational and embodied carbon. Already playing an important role in controlling emissions from artificial cooling and lighting during the use of buildings (operational carbon footprint), Saint-Gobain Glass’s Magnetron coating technology improves efficiency while also reducing the embodied carbon content of the glass.
As a result, building occupants may experience essential benefits such as natural light, solar gain and thermal comfort whilst decreasing the overall carbon footprint of buildings.
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