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NEW EU Letter to EC 10-07-2014

Energy efficiency in buildings - Politics cannot ignore economic necessity

CEOs of industries in the energy efficiency sector call for further ambition on energy efficiency in buildings Read more »
NEW Env Answer to EC 20-06-2014

Response to “Consultation on ETS post-2020 carbon leakage provisions”

EU industries can always reduce GHG emissions. The real question is by how much? For instance, the flat glass industry has limited possibilities to reduce its GHG emissions in the near future... Read more »
Env Position paper 25-03-2014

EU waste legislation & building glass recycling

At a time when Europe’s flat glass manufacturers are faced with high energy costs, grasping the energy saving potential associated with an increase use of recycled glass could become a cost-effective solution to Read more »
Buildings Position paper 23-03-2013

Position paper on a window energy labelling scheme

Directive 2010/30/EU extends the scope of energy labelling to energy-related products, i.e. products, like windows, that do not directly consume energy, but indirectly affect the energy consumption of a wider system such as a building. It aims to encourage end users’ to make an informed choice and opt for highly energy-efficient products through the provision of accurate, relevant and comparable information. Read more »
EU Press Release 06-03-2014

Industrial renaissance in the flat glass sector

Glass for Europe is proud to release its policy manifesto for the next mandate of the European Commission and Parliament. The document entitled “Glass for Europe’s Industrial Renaissance” sets out policies measures that need to be developed Read more »
Auto Position paper 13-02-2013

Taking account of glazing’s role in reducing CO2 emissions from the car fleet

Under regulation EC 443(2009)1, the EU-wide CO2 emission target for passenger cars is currently set at 120 g/km. This target must be met through improvements to power train performance, as measured by the NEDC test cycle, and credits obtained via the eco-innovation scheme. In addition to these tools, 10g CO2/km are meant to be saved by way of complementary measures. Read more »
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Glass for Europe's Industrial Renaissance

Collect, Sort, Recycle! Glass is a resource, let's not waste it!

Energy efficient windows - Make the right choice of glazing