ORAÉ® – The Greenest Glass on the Market with World’s Lowest Carbon Footprint
Saint-Gobain has revolutionized the glass industry by introducing ORAÉ® – the world’s first low carbon glass. A recent third-party verified EPD* confirms that ORAÉ® has the lowest carbon footprint in the market, setting a new standard at 6.64kg CO2 eq./m² (from Cradle to Grave for a 4mm substrate) – a 42% reduction compared to Saint-Gobain Glass European baseline for clear glass. This achievement is due to a remarkably high amount of recycled content, without compromising on the technical, quality, or aesthetic performances.
ORAÉ® is integrated into Saint-Gobain’s portfolio, offering sustainability and performance with COOL-LITE® XTREME ORAÉ®, reducing both operational and embodied carbon in building façades. In addition, ORAÉ® is now available for the windows market, associated with the best low emissivity coatings in the Saint-Gobain Glass range like ECLAZ® and PLANISTAR®.
Major real estate partners have already chosen Saint-Gobain Glass to reduce the carbon footprint of their pioneer projects. The latest is the Habitat 7 building in Gothenburg, Sweden, developed by NCC and in collaboration with the facade maker Fasadglas.
To evaluate the impact of ORAÉ® on the carbon footprint of architectural projects, building professionals can use Calumen®, Saint-Gobain’s all-in-one glazing digital configuration tool, as ORAÉ® is now integrated with detailed environmental data.
Saint-Gobain’s commitment to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 and to becoming the worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction is evidenced by the success of ORAÉ®. Visit www.saint-gobain-glass.com/products/ORAE to learn more about this product, and follow us on LinkedIn @glass-facade-saint-gobain.
*An EPD is an Environmental Product Declaration, a third-party verified document that indicates the environmental impact of a product during its life cycle. For the EPD, please visit https://www.environdec.com/library/epd8970. For the FDES, please visit https://www.base-inies.fr/iniesV4/dist/consultation.html?id=33840.
Source: Saint-Gobain Glass with additional information added by Apazone