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As part of its European advocacy mission, Glass for Europe issues position papers and contributions on matters most important to flat glass manufacturers. Glass for Europe also works in close cooperation with other bodies and takes part in wider organisations. In this context, Glass for Europe also endorses and co-signs statements.

Below are the latest publications from Glass for Europe. If you wish to review Glass for Europe's positions on a specific issue, please navigate to the following pages:

 Publications 

The smart use of glass in sustainable buildings

Thanks to the unique properties of today’s glazing solutions, architects now have complete freedom to incorporate as much glazing as they wish in their designs, in the knowledge that glazing can help them achieve the best energy performance, minimise overall environmental impact and provide a comfortable and desirable place for occupants. The following pages present a non-exhaustive list of such buildings. Their shared feature is that they are among the most energy....

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Europe’s flat glass industry in a competitive low carbon economy
Performance, Sustainability, Capacity to help deliver Europe’s low carbon future

As of now, Europe’s flat glass industry sets itself on a path to maximize its contributions to the European 2050 ambitions. Our industry intends to deliver Performance, Sustainability and the Production Capacities needed for Europe’s low carbon future...

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Glass - Contributing to innovative, green and safe transport solutions for Europe
Greening the automotive sector, thanks to glass

Flat glass is an integral part of most automotive vehicles and is essential to Europe’s transport industry. Flat glass is used to make windscreens, backlights, windows and sun roofs for a wide range of automobile and transport applications ...

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Frequently Asked Questions 
Energy saving glazing solutions and a low carbon economy

Light, comfort, wellbeing and style are well-known benefits of today’s windows, glass building façades and construction materials. Advanced technologies in windscreens and windows for cars and other transport provide safety, security and comfort...

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Latest Press releases

Christian Quenett (NSG Group) elected new Chairman of Glass for Europe
Glass for Europe - Press release MARCH 2017

Glass for Europe welcomes the provisional agreement found on the waste package
Glass for Europe - Press release DECEMBER 2017

A new visual identity to mark Glass for Europe's enlargement to the entire value chain
Glass for Europe - Press release OCTOBER 2017

The expected reform to make the EPBD fit for purpose starts today with the ITRE committee vote
Glass for Europe - Press release OCTOBER 2017

Massive energy saving potential of windows impeded by an inadequate EU policy framework
Glass for Europe - Press release MAY 2017 

The European Parliament must be praised for its contribution on ETS to deliver GHG emissions reduction in line with COP21
Glass for Europe - Press release FEBRUARY 2017

Glass for Europe welcomes EP committee move to incentivise initiatives in building glass recycling
Glass for Europe - Press release January 2017

More actionable measures needed to meet high energy efficiency expectations in the building sector
Glass for Europe - Press release November 2016

Revising the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive to tap into the energy saving potential of modern windows
Glass for Europe - Joint press release November 2016

First-of-its-kind study sheds light on end-of-life building glass and its recycling in the European Union
Glass for Europe - Press release June 2016

An industrial policy vision for the European glass sector - as seen by the European Economic and Social Committee
Glass Alliance Europe - Press release - APRIL 2015

Highest leverage, quickest roll-out and widest societal benefits: Ambitious building renovation projects are best-in-class for Strategic Investment
Press release - Leading industries in the building energy efficiency sector MARCH2015

From global energy and climate targets toward a meaningful sectorial approach: an approach to build on ahead of 2030
Glass for Europe - Press release OCTOBER 2014