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.

Glazing Benefits to Sustainable Buildings

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.

Sustainable Glazing with Pilkington Glass

Glass is a recyclable material, which plays an important role in the thermal insulation of buildings. With energy costs rising, and over 25% of heat from homes escaping through the windows, more emphasis is being placed on ways to save energy in all types of domestic, commercial and public buildings.

What’s convincing homeowners, landlords and developers to ...

While sustainability is a hot topic for the public, homeowner demand alone isn’t currently enough of a ‘pull’ to drive efficiency increases in residential property. In the short term, action is coming in the form of initiatives pushed by government and industry. There is plenty of activity that has the potential to drive the market forward over the next few years. But each initiative ...

Pioneering energy-positive office will guide us to a ...

That’s why a huge congratulations is in order for the team behind the UK’s first energy-positive commercial building at Swansea University, a project that we supported, which has been recognised for delivering innovation in sustainability.

Going Green is Childs Play - Pilkington

Pilkington energiKare™ Survey. They’re the homeowners and consumers of the future, and it seems that children are embracing the need to go green in a big way. Our research reveals that almost a quarter of British parents now say that their kids know more about being energy efficiency then they do.

Reducing the risk of urban flooding with Pilkington Activ™

The barriers themselves consisted of four panes of glass laminated together, providing a surface that would be strong enough to withstand the pressure of water in a flood situation, along with the additional loads created by floating debris. Pilkington Activ™ self-cleaning glass was selected as the outer layers of the barrier, with a low-iron extra clear glass making up the inner two layers.

Pilkington Energy Efficient Glass

Sustainability and green living has become more than a lifestyle choice and is no longer a practice purely associated with eco-warriors such as 90s folk hero ‘Swampy’.

Insights - Pilkington

Industry, Issues And Policy, Sustainability. Read More. News Item. 97 percent of EU buildings need to be upgraded. 10 December 2017. 97% of buildings in Europe require an energy efficiency refurbishment, according to a new report. Based on data from Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), the conclusion of the latest BPIE analysis is that less than 3% of the building stock in the EU qualifies ...

New standards for acid etching and sand blasting: what ...

Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, discusses how new harmonised standards for acid-etched and sand-blasted glass will help glass processors to secure CE marking for products and deliver uniformity to the industry.