Guardian officials say the new North American unprocessed flat glass EPD has a cradle-to-gate carbon value of approximately 1,102 kilograms (kg) CO2e/ton. Photo courtesy of Guardian.

Guardian Glass has published new Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its flat, unprocessed glass and processed glass products produced in North America. The EPDs cover various clear, low-iron and tinted glass, sputter-coated glass, wet-coated glass and heat-treated glass products.

Guardian officials say the new North American unprocessed flat glass EPD has a cradle-to-gate carbon value of approximately 1,102 kilograms (kg) CO2e/ton. CO2e is the exchange rate of other greenhouse gases to carbon.

This new value is approximately 24% lower than Guardian’s 2018 EPD value of 1,455 kg CO2e/ton. Officials say the new unprocessed flat glass value will help customers meet the top 20% limit in the U.S. General Service Administration’s “Low Embodied Carbon Material Standard.”

“We are excited to increase visibility for the embodied carbon value of our glass products for architects and glass processors,” says North American commercial segment director Alan Kinder. “By increasing the understanding and accessibility to the environmental impact profile of our glass and coatings, we can help our partners make informed glass specification decisions earlier in the design stages for a positive impact on the performance of their facades.”

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  1. Good news , what about LCA of GUARDIAN GLASS PRODUCTS ?
    what about other facilities in Europe , middle east and Far -east as well ?

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