Guardian Glass North America has published Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs) version 2.1 for flat glass and processed glass.
An EPD is a standardised way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product or system. They are verified and registered documents that communicate transparent and comparable information about the life cycle environmental impact of a product. The declaration is also in accordance with ISO 14025 and can help building projects earn up to two LEED v4 credits.
HPDs disclose the potential chemical concerns of products in accordance with the Health Product Declaration Standard, which provides a consistent reporting format to increase the quality and availability of product consent and health information.
Rick Zoulek, Vice President – Americas of Guardian Glass, said: “Guardian Glass is committed to the efficient use of natural resources while operating in a way that protects the safety, health and well-being of our employees, customers, the environment and society.”
“To further that effort, we’re supporting architects and designers who strive to understand the sustainability profiles of the building they design through these EPDs and HPD.”
“It’s the goal of Guardian Glass to bring the value to the building team by providing the information it needs to meet transparency and sustainability goals, as well as achieve credits in global green building rating systems.”
The flat glass EPD covers unprocessed products such as Guardian UltraClear low iron, clear and tinted glass. The processed glass EPDs cover coated, heat-treated and/or textured products from the Guardian Sungard and ClimaGuard exterior glass product lines and interior glass products such as ShowerGuard coated glass. Each EPD and HPD contains a full list of the products that it covers.
Alberto Uggetti, Vice President and General Manager of UL Environment, said: “By earning an Environmental Product Declaration from UL Environment, Guardian Glass signals its commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability leadership.”
Guardian’s development of these documents included review and approval from UL Environment, a global service that reinforces credibility of sustainable product claims through robust certification, validation and testing service.
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