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New EPDs Assist Architects in Specifying Metal Panels for Green Buildings

The Metal Construction Association has developed a series of eco-labels—similar to a nutritional label on a food product—to provide an effective framework for making informed product comparisons based on specific design goals. The labels are called Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), … Continue reading

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Vetrotech Creates LCA for Fire-Rated Products

Vetrotech announced it is the first fire-rated glass company in the world to have made a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) of fire-rated glazing products. The LCA is a rigorous method for “assessing the environmental footprint of a product or … Continue reading

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IgCC Debates EPDs During This Week’s Code Hearings

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Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) have seen a lot of discussion of late within the architectural glass industry. An EPD for glass was recently published and one will soon be available for windows. Likewise, EPDs were also on the agenda this … Continue reading

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