Labels & Certifications

USGBC Launches LEED Zero, to Address Net Zero Carbon Operations and Resources in LEED Green Building Projects

Addressing the net zero operations and resources in LEED Green Building Projects

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched LEED Zero, a new program that will address net zero operations and resources in buildings. “Net zero is a powerful target that will move the entire industry forward,” said Melissa Baker, senior vice president of technical core at USGBC. “For years, LEED projects around the world have aspired to …

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Grasping The Benefits Of Window Energy Labels

Grasping The Benefits Of Window Energy Labels

Energy labelling has demonstrated to be among the most efficient way to promote energy savings and CO2 emission reductions awhile supporting the uptake of energy efficient products by empowering consumers. Glass for Europe has always been supportive of a meaningful European label for windows. Since September 2015, the European Commission has put on-hold its project …

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We’ve attained Q-Mark accreditation through Exova BM Trada!

Dortech is delighted to announce that it has recently attained Q-Mark accreditation through Exova BM Trada, which is a recognised Secure by Design accreditation (PAS24:2012 for Windows and Doors). Dortech utilised Senior Architectural Systems, high performance PURe window and door glazing systems for this process. “We are very proud of the quality of work that this company produces …

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VinylPlus® commits to recycle 900,000 tonnes of PVC a year by 2025

VinylPlus® commits to recycle 900,000 tonnes of PVC a year by 2025

SHARE VinylPlus secures PVC’s place at heart of the Circular Economy Since 2000, VinylPlus, the voluntary commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, has been a pioneer in the Circular Economy. It has backed the European Commission’s pledging call to increase recycling of plastics by committing to recycle at least 900,000 tonnes of PVC …

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Glazier Certification on the Horizon

Glazier Certification on the Horizon

SHARE Kensington Glass Arts, Inc. Participates in Beta Testing AGMT Certification Now in the beta phase, the Architectural Glass & Metal Technician (AGMT) Certification Program recently asked KGa’s top glaziers to take the written exam and provide insights from the field to improve the knowledge base and technical accuracy of the exam. The AGMT certification …

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A contribution to sustainable PVC window systems: the VinylPlus® Product Label

SHARE The VinylPlus Product Label was developed by VinylPlus, the sustainability programme of the European PVC industry based in Brussels. A central objective of this programme is the voluntary commitment to recycle around 800,000 tons of PVC waste by 2020. This is what the product label stands for The VinylPlus Product Label was developed together …

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