Biofuel trial by St Helens glass giant marks new world ... - Pilkington

A sustainable biofuel made from organic waste materials powered the St Helens glass manufacturer’s furnace entirely for four days, creating 165,000 sq ft of the lowest carbon float glass ever made. The fuel emits circa 80% less CO 2 than traditional natural gas used in the sector.

Architectural glass production powered by hydrogen in world first

The initiative is part of the ‘HyNet Industrial Fuel Switching’ project to decarbonise industrial processes across the North West. By 2030, it is expected to cut 10 million tonnes of carbon per year – the equivalent of taking four million cars off the road.

Sustainable Glazing with Pilkington Glass

There are a number of Pilkington products available which are designed to improve the thermal insulation of homes and buildings, including glazing such as Pilkington Eclipse Advantage™, Pilkington Spacia™ and Pilkington Suncool™. However, the most well-known energy-efficient glazing product is Pilkington K Glass™, which remains one of the UK’s best-selling low-emissivity glass products.

Glazing Benefits to Sustainable Buildings - Pilkington

Noticing the growth and increased demand for sustainable building construction – Glass for Europe firmly believes that policy-makers and architects need to place great importance on the socio-economic aspects of sustainability linked to the provision and inclusion of daylight into building plans.

Part O: What you need to know - Pilkington

By getting in the know about Part O, including the methods of calculating compliance and the location-based differences in regulations, architects can continue to design the homes that people want to live in, while also meeting the demands of our changing world and vital sustainability ambitions.

A preference for products that are good for the planet

Sustainability is no longer a bonus, but an essential requirement. Glass is a sustainable material, as it can be recycled an infinite number of times. In fact, recycled glass, known as cullet, is a valuable raw material in the manufacturing process.

Why glass can have a bigger impact on building occupants ... - Pilkington

For the first time, the health and well-being of building users must be taken into account under the revised Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD), the EU’s most important legislative tool for energy efficiency in buildings.

97 percent of EU buildings need to be upgraded - Pilkington

As buildings are responsible for around 40% of energy consumption, and up to 90% of the current ones could still be standing in 2050, a faster and deeper renovation rate is crucial for Europe to meet its commitment to the Paris Agreement.

Pilkington Suncool™ Range

We manufacture Pilkington Suncool™ on our state-of-the-art coater in St Helens, Merseyside offering the latest products and improved sustainability to the UK construction market. With the growing use of glass in architecture, Pilkington Suncool™ can help to reduce capital outlay and running costs of air-conditioning, as well as reducing the ...

Pilkington Pyrodur®

Overview. Using the same technology as Pilkington Pyrostop ®, Pilkington Pyrodur ® is tried and tested against fire and hot gases. Pilkington Pyrodur ® is widely used and specified in a range of softwood and hardwood timber. Offering up to 60 mins integrity, Pilkington Pyrodur ® can combine impact resistance (BS EN 12600) up to Class 1(B)1 and penetration resistance (BS EN 356) to ...

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