EPD and Life Cycle Analysis
Environmental Product Declaration
With buildings currently being responsible for 39% of global energy-related carbon emissions, decarbonising the building sector is key to tackling this climate emergency. To do this, governments and green building schemes enforce the disclosure of environmental data for products and building materials in EPD for glass. This results in official declaration of environmental information and a higher level of transparency.
As a global glass manufacturer, we understand the vital role we play in creating and maintaining a sustainable environment. Today, AGC Glass Asia Pacific is committed to declaring our environmental performance through Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for our glass products and do our part in contributing to a better tomorrow.
EPD by AGC
In 2009, AGC began its journey for EPD for glass in Europe. Currently, AGC has managed to extend coverage to Asia manufactured glass. AGC Glass Asia Pacific is the first glassmaker to publish EPD covering products manufactured in Asia.
AGC’s glass businesses prepare EPDs for glass according to the type III environmental declaration that is compliant with the ISO 14025 standard. The EPDs are both third-party verified and registered documents communicating comparable environmental information based on dedicated data collection from all our plants, reflecting our exact processes and environmental performance.
An EPD document helps us understand the environmental impact our glazing activities have and presents it in a readable format. It can also serve as supporting evidence to governments and green building schemes for building assessments and green certifications. Green building schemes award credits for building projects that use products that are EPD certified. Products that fulfil environmental requirements can contribute to earning points for projects.
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) by AGC
Following the methodology outlined in the IS0 14040 standard, AGC stands committed to our glazing’s LCA studies and to defining our impact on the environment. Our LCA studies will be critical to supporting your project’s consideration for green building schemes such as LEED and Singapore BCA Green Mark that place great emphasis on these studies.
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Do you have questions about our Sustainability approaches? Our glass experts are ready to assist you in building energy-efficient and sustainable buildings.