ENERGY EFFICIENCY

IN BUILDINGS

Coated architectural glass manufactured to meet the latest energy efficiency standards reduces energy consumption in buildings and is an important requirement for meeting progressively stringent building codes.

Advanced coating technologies used in architectural glass supports the transition to a sustainable low carbon economy. Today, 13% of total Canadian emissions is from energy consumption in homes and buildings. (1) New building codes and energy efficiency certification requirements dictate the use of high quality coated glass to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint of new buildings. Energy efficient glass products save more energy after installation than is required during production, resulting in a carbon negative product. (2,3)

 

Retrofitting old infrastructure with high energy efficiency glass would reduce our energy footprint as a society and resulting emissions. (4)

Sources

1. Climate Change Canada - Climate Plan

2. Industrial Decarbonization & Energy Efficiency Roadmaps to 2050 - Glass Industry (in addition to high quality float glass, proper end-product fabrication and installation are key to achieving desired energy efficiencies)

3. Glass for Europe paper on emissions reduction associated with energy efficient glass

4. Build Smart - Canada's Buildings Strategy

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