AGC Glass Europe has released a renewed third-party verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its Planibel Clealrite standard float glass and its first EPD for its low carbon glass as part of its interim commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 compared with 2019.

AGC renewed its EPD. The new Planibel Clearlite assessment of the product’s lifecycle highlights a reduction of the Global Warming Potential (GWP) value from 11.6 kg CO2 eq/m² in 2019 to 10.3 kg CO2 eq/m² as expressed for 4 mm float glass.

The company says th EPD features the lowest GWP value Europe-wide for standard clear float glass.

After collecting all the necessary data from two plants – Moustier (Belgium) and Seingbouse (France) – AGC releases its Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Low-Carbon Float Glass, which is published in INIES: the French national reference database for environmental and health data on construction products and equipment. 

This third-party verified EPD presenting the life-cycle analysis of AGC Low-Carbon Glass features a reduced Global Warming Potential of 5.5 kg CO2 eq/m² as expressed for 4 mm float glass.

Low-Carbon Glass’s recycled content is above 50% and it is produced with sustainably sourced raw materials in highly efficient melting furnaces with electro-boosting and renewable energy.  Also, transport between Group sites for finishing processes is optimised.

The manufacturer’s interim 2030 target is a part of its published commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

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