Key Stakes

Buildings (both construction and use) account for more than 40% of energy consumption and around 35% of green house gas emissions in Europe. This is a key issue for the whole sector.

Windows have a major role to play in a building's energy performance. A 2009 study from the Dutch technical research institute TNO commissioned by "Glass for Europe" (the European glass federation) has shown that replacing every single glazing window in the European Union with advanced, low-emissivity double glazing would cut CO2 emissions by up to 90 million metric tons annually. The equivalent of one third of the European Union's target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings!

For us, habitat has to be sustainable and we have our share of responsibility.

Our definition of sustainable habitat could be summarized in three points:

1. Performance
Product quality, energy efficiency.introduction of new solutions. performance has always been our key word. Our expertise and experience constantly drive us toprovide the best we can, as sustainability rhymes with durability.

2. Comfort

Our products contribute to improving the quality of life. Thermal efficiency
is obvious, but improved safety, ease of cleaning, together with better acoustic, sanitary and visual performances all result in greater user-comfort.

Environment3. Environment
Reducing our environmental footprint by improving our products and processes is a daily concern. Every industrial process has an impact on
the environment. We are fully aware of this, and work daily on limiting
our impact on the planet.

By developing more energy-efficient glassand promoting the use of natural light, we, as glassmakers, have an important responsibility to bear.
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