At the upcoming Glazing Executive Forum, SAGE Electrochromics’ VP Technical Business Development, Dr. Helen Sanders, will discuss how the development of “eco-labels” is expanding rapidly, also reviewing the basics of LCAs, PCRs and EPDs, the status of the industry’s work in this area and the key strategic issues.
Dr. Helen Sanders, VP Technical Business Development, SAGE Electrochromics, the world’s leading manufacturer of electronically tintable glass, will present on “Eco-labelling is coming; is the glazing industry ready?” The session will focus on the importance of environmental product declarations (EPDs), or “eco-labels,” to the future success of organizations manufacturing construction products. She will discuss how the development of “eco-labels” is expanding rapidly, as are the rules governing how the lifecycle assessment that creates these labels (product category rules or PCRs) is done. She will also review the basics of LCAs, PCRs and EPDs, the status of the industry’s work in this area and the key strategic issues. Helen Sanders has more than 15 years of experience in the glass industry and more than 10 years of experience in dynamic glass technology and manufacturing.
Dr. Sanders’ presentation will take place at the Glazing Executive Forum, a key programme created for North American company owners and key project managers, co-located at GlassBuild America.
The Glazing Executive Forum takes place Thursday, 13 September 2012 and Dr. Sanders’ session begins at 2:00 p.m. GlassBuild America runs from Wednesday, 12 September to Friday, 14 September 2012.
SAGE Electrochromics is the world’s leading manufacturer of electronically tintable glass that can be tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass controls the sunlight and heat that enter a building, significantly reducing energy consumption while improving people’s comfort and wellbeing. SageGlass can reduce a building’s cooling load by 20% and HVAC requirements up to 30%. It is also a smarter, more elegant solution than conventional sun controls such as mechanical window shades, blinds and louvers. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered near Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., in the heart of “the Silicon Valley of the window industry.” SAGE is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain of Paris, France, the world’s largest building products company.