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Saint-Gobain: Calculating the carbon footprint of glazing

In order to help de-carbonize the construction sector, Saint-Gobain Glass has integrated a carbon footprint calculation tool into its Calumen®Live glazing configurator.

The possibilities of Saint-Gobain glazing compositions are immense: coated glass, tempered or laminated glass, assembled in double- or triple-glazing. This is why detailed knowledge of all the characteristics of the glazing chosen is crucial to making the right choice. In addition to energy, light and acoustic performance, the Calumen®Live tool also offers a new data point: The Global Warming Potential estimate (calculation of the warming linked to the various greenhouse gases expressed as the equivalent quantity of CO2 per m2 of glazing).

Calumen®Live is a free professional tool (available in 13 languages) to configure a glazing solution while calculating its technical performance (luminosity, energy, transmission, acoustic protection).

In order to improve the advice about sustainable glazing solutions for customers, architects, consultants and partners, Saint-Gobain Glass has just added a new module to estimate the CO2 footprint of any type of glazing. This new feature is available with the latest update of Calumen®Live.

The data is available for European countries and covers the cradle-to-gate part of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). These estimates are based on the latest Saint-Gobain Glass Environmental Statements.

Saint-Gobain Glass has been a pioneer in Environmental Declarations for over 10 years and is now making a further commitment to product transparency by enabling all its partners to find the best glass for their needs and for the planet.

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