发布日期:2015/8/10 16:36:19
What role can glass play in reducing energy consumption in buildings ?

 Using advanced glazing solutions can significantly reduce the need for heating and cooling in buildings, thereby reducing energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions. Independent studies2 show that savings of more than 100 million tonnes of CO2 could be achieved annually if all Europe's buildings were fitted with advanced energy saving glass.

On the basis of these findings, the EU could achieve around one third of the energy saving targets for buildings identified in the 2006 "Action Plan for Energy Efficiency" simply by promoting the use of energy saving glazing.

The potential for improving the glazed facades and windows of Europe's building is enormous. A recent study on glazing type distribution in the EU building stock3 reveals that:

  • 44% of the windows in Europe's buildings are still single glazed.
  • Less than 15% of Europe's windows contain energy-saving glass whereas these solutions have been available on the market for over 20 years!
  • Early uncoated double glazing is still used in a vast number of buildings. Although their energy performance is limited compared to solutions available nowadays, they are too often regarded as efficient by poorly informed property owners