India’s first low carbon glass is produced by Saint-Gobain Glass.

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Date:- 12 June 2023

As the need for the low carbon building material in the Indian Construction is increasing, Saint-Gobain India Launched the first production glass which have lower carbon footprint. Product have an estimated 40% less reduction of carbon footprint. The utilisation of natural gas and electricity from renewable energy sources, as well as raw materials that are 2/3 recycled, allowed for such environmental performances.

Production data will be logged and utilised to create a validated EPD, which should be released later this year and attest to the large reduction in carbon footprint. This accomplishment by Saint-Gobain is the result of a significant R&D effort. The Saint-Gobain Glass energy-efficient glass portfolio will soon include this low carbon glass as a substrate option. It will maintain all the technical, quality, and aesthetic characteristics of conventional glass. Saint-Gobain Glass India’s innovative zero carbon substrate will help buildings reduce their embodied carbon footprint and improve their operational energy efficiency.

The building sector is currently responsible for roughly 40% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, which puts the decarbonization problem at its core. It is crucial to act collaboratively on both reducing operational and embodied carbon, as indicated in the joint research on facades that engineering consulting firm Arup and Saint-Gobain Glass undertook in 2022. With the help of Saint-Gobain Glass’ cutting-edge Magnetron coating technology, the operational carbon footprint of buildings’ artificial cooling and lighting during usage can already be significantly reduced.

The whole-life carbon footprint of buildings can be significantly reduced by coupling energy efficiency performance with lower embodied carbon in glass, while maintaining the vital advantages of natural light, solar comfort, and thermal comfort for the inhabitants.

In addition, 20 years earlier than the Indian Government’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2070, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) and Saint-Gobain aspire to be completely carbon neutral by 2050.

Currently, Saint-Gobain is concentrating on reviving its consumer business, “My Home,” thanks to targeted R&D initiatives to develop particular items for the Indian market. 

Sant-Gobain are focusing on making solutions for the young generation and new homemakers — these include windows, LED mirrors, and a few others for the Indian consumer. Currently, 80 to 90 percent of our glass sales are made to businesses, but we anticipate that our consumer business will contribute more in the future.


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