Pilkington Mirai has been independently verified as the lowest carbon glass of its kind.

The glass, developed by the company in collaboration with the Glass Futures organisation https://www.the-glazine.com/?p=10672, has been confirmed by a new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) as having 52% less embodied carbon compared to standard float glass, with no difference in performance, quality or appearance.

Kristian Chalmers, global strategic commercial manager in architectural glass SBU, said: “In our latest industry polling, four in five architects told us that their clients are more concerned about embodied carbon than they were five years ago. EPDs provide the crucial transparency they need to make informed decisions on what materials will help to enhance the sustainability of their projects.

“With EPDs for Pilkington Mirai and many more of our glazing products, we are offering architects and specifiers architectural glass that helps them meet their carbon objectives.”

EPDs provide data about the global warming potential (GWP) of products by assessing the carbon emitted at each stage of a product’s lifecycle. Manufacturing and transport, emissions generated while the product is in use, and the disposal of the glass at the end of its lifespan are all evaluated when procuring the EPD.

EPDs not only empower architects and specifiers to make more informed, environmentally conscious decisions when purchasing materials but also. 

They help architects to calculate a building’s embodied carbon to have their project certified as meeting standards such as LEED or BREEAM certification. 

This latest EPD joins 21 additional EPDs already available for Pilkington UK product ranges, including float, coated, laminated and toughened glass varieties as well as Insulating Glass Unit combinations.

Pilkington UK will showcase Miraito architects and specifiers at Futurebuild 24 at London’s ExCeL 5th-7th March 2024.


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