Glass for Europe: new evidence of glazing benefits to sustainable buildings

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A recent study on the distinctive benefits of glazing carried out by David Strong Consulting highlights the benefits of glazing in sustainable buildings. “It not only saves energy but it greatly enhances the health, happiness and well-being of occupants,” explains David Strong.

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Glass for Europe has released new evidence of glazing benefits to sustainable buildings
Glass for Europe has released new evidence of glazing benefits to sustainable buildings. The data was gathered by David Strong Consulting in a recent study on the distinctive benefits of glazing, which highlights the socio-economic contributions of glazed areas to sustainability in the built environment.
“Getting daylight into buildings is a key element of sustainable building design. It not only saves energy but it greatly enhances the health, happiness and well-being of occupants,” explained David Strong after having analyzed the positive impact of daylight in healthcare, educational buildings, workplace, retails buildings and living places.
“Glass is unique among building materials because of its ability to transmit daylight and sunlight and to provide a view to the outside world. Therefore, glass influences the interior quality of buildings in many more ways than does any other construction material,” said Rick Wilberforce, Chairman of the External Relations Committee of Glass for Europe.
At a time when focus on sustainable building design is growing, Glass for Europe firmly believes that policy-makers and architects need to be aware of the socio-economic aspects of sustainability linked to the provision of daylight into buildings and its benefits to occupants as a way to ensure that new buildings are truly sustainable.
“The incredible advances in glass making technologies in the last quarter of a century have given architects a whole pallet of products, which can...



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