Environmental Product

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a voluntary, independently verified report regarding information about the life-cycle of products and their environmental impact. EPDs address energy use, emissions, processing of raw materials, and transportation.

More information on EPDs can be found on the  ASTM International website.

Flat Glass

Untreated and uncoated flat glass

Processed Glass

Coated and tempered glass

Laminated Glass

Glass panes with a protective interlayer, in monolithic or insulating glass applications

Insulating Glass

Double pane and triple pane units separated by spacers and filled with argon; panes can be annealed, tempered or coated

While the primary focus is on residential applications, much of the information can be used to gain a better understanding of glass performance in all types of buildings. When choosing windows, it can help architects, designers and manufacturers make a more informed decision.