The Role of Precision Glass Services Inc In Achieving LEED Certification

Not just safety... energy efficiency as well!

Vetrotech fire-rated glass can help you achieve LEED certification

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain is recognized as a worldwide leader in fire-rated glass products, offering the industry's broadest range of clear fire-rated glazing, fire-rated ceramic and heat-absorbing tempered laminates. These fire-rated glass products will not only make your building safer, but can also help make it brighter, more inviting, and more energy efficient.

Vetrotect fire-rated glass can reduce heating and cooling load

When considering integrated, whole-builing design and energy efficiency, choosing the proper glass products is critical. The ideal glass product is one that permits the greatest amount of natural light to enter a building while reducing or eliminating solar radiation and solar hear gain. This solar control can help maximize building energy performance, allowing warmth to enter during the winter, while also keeping the building cool in the summer months - reducing the energy load on your HVAC equipment.

Vetrotech fire-rated SWISSFLAM®, KERALITE®, and CONTRAFLAM® insultated glass unit (IGU) products are manufactured with low-e coated glass and insulted with a specialized gel product that helps reflect the energy of the sun and insulate the interior of the building. Vetrotech IGU products can enable high-density areas to comply with strict fire codes while at the same time contributing to the energy efficiency of the building.

Vetrotech fire-rated glass enables daylight without compromising occupant safety. Whether you're designing or building commercial offices, a school, or a healthcare facility, it is proven that allowing abundant daylight into interior spaces and providing a visual connection to the outdoors increases productivity, promotes healing, and improves the overall mood of the occupants.

Vetrotech fire-rated products provide up to 90% transmittance of visible light into a structure. Vetrotech fire-rated glass is an excellent way to incorporate daylighting into a building's design - without compromising safety in the event of a fire, all Vetrotech fire-rated products provide that same protection while also delivering a maximum amount of visible light to interior spaces. Buildings with Vetrotech products can earn points in the "Daylight and Views" categories of the various LEED building design and construction standards.

Vetrotech Saint-Gobin is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), developer of the LEED green building rating systems. LEED certification is the recognized standard for the measuring building sustainability.

Although typical gypsum board and frame walls provide protection from fire, all Vetrotech fire-rated products provide that same protection while also delivering a maximum amount of visible light to interior spaces. Building with Vetrotech products may also earn points in the "Daylight and Views" categories of the various LEED building design and construction standards.

Vetrotech fire-rated glass products can contribute to achieving points as environmentally preferable products in LEED for New Construction (NC), LEED-Core and Shell (CS), LEED for Schools, LEED-Commercial Interiors (CI), and LEED for Healthcare. The pictures attached lists how Vetrotech fire-rated glass can contribute to earning points in each of the applicable categories in the LEED green building standards.

BREEAM certification

BREEAM is the world's leading sustainability assessment method for the masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It address a number of lifecycle stages such as New Construction, Refurbishment and In-Use.

Globally there are more than 542,200 BREEAM certified developments, and alms 2,239,200 buildings registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990.


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Fire Resistant Glass Doors
Saint-Gobain Vetrotech Product Contributions to LE
Saint-Gobain Vetrotech Product Contributions to LE
Saint-Gobain Vetrotech Product Contributions to LE
Fire-Protection Window Glazing
Fire-Rated Door and Window Frames

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