Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has partnered with a variety of organisations to raise the industry standard for sustainability.
Vitro was the first US glass manufacturer to have its entire collection of architectural glass products recognised by the Cradle-to-Cradle products programme, which are now Bronze certified.
The company is also a member of the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) and Fenestration Canada.
It has further representatives in the Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), the Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC), and the Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) Board of Governors.
Additionally, Vitro is part of the International Commission on Glass (ICG).
Vitro was also the first North American manufacturer to publish third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its flat glass and processed glass products.
The company’s glass has been installed on hundreds of LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings, including three of the world’s certified net-zero ‘living’ buildings; there are only 11 in existence. One of the most commonly installed is Vitro’s ‘Solarban’ solar controlled, low-emissivity glass.
Nathan McKenna, Director of Marketing and Innovation at Vitro, said:
“Across North America and around the world, organisations are mobilising manufacturers and like-minded companies to commit to innovation in green design, building materials and glass manufacturing.
“At Vitro, our goal is to foster continuous advancement and environmental responsibility through the built environment.”