Glass For Europe

Solar Control Glass for Greater Energy Efficiency

How policy-makers could save energy and significantly reduce CO2 emissions to meet EU targets for 2020. 


By selecting the right level of solar control to minimise the requirement for air conditioning in buildings, there are substantial savings to be made in terms of CO2 reduction, capital outlay and running costs by installing solar control glass.  In a study commissioned by Glass for Europe, the potential for solar control glass to cut CO2 emissions from buildings was analysed. It concluded that between 15 and 80 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually - roughly between 5% and 25% of the EU's target - could be saved by the year 2020 by optimal use of solar control glass.  As we approach 2020, Glass for Europe have commissioned a new study quantifying the potential savings by 2030 and 2050.

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