Certifications and standards

National, Regional and Local Building Codes/Standards

The evolution of building construction has led to the development of codes and standards that mandate structurally sound, energy-efficient and environmentally conscious buildings. Many of these codes and standards apply directly to glazing components and should be thoroughly investigated prior to design finalization. A few of the applicable standards include:

  • EN 81 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts
  • EN 356 Glass in building – Security glazing – Testing and classification of resistance against manual attack
  • EN 410 Glass in building – Determination of luminous and solar characteristics of glazing
  • EN 572 Glass in building – Basic soda lime silicate glass products
  • EN 673 Glass in building – Determination of thermal transmittance (U-value) – calculation method
  • EN 674 Glass in building – Determination of thermal transmittance (U-value) – guarded hot plate method
  • EN 1063 Glass in building – Security glazing - testing and classification of resistance against bullet attack
  • EN 1096 Glass in building – Coated glass
  • EN 1279 Glass in building – Insulated glass units
  • EN 1363 Fire resistance tests
  • EN 1364 Fire resistance tests on non load bearing elements
  • EN 1522/1523 windows, doors, shutters and blinds – bullet resistance
  • EN 1627-1630 Burglar resistant construction products – Requirements and classification, test methods for the determination of resistance under static and dynamic loading and to manual burglary attempts
  • EN 1748 Glass in building – special basic products
  • EN 1863 Glass in building – heat strengthened soda lime silicate glass
  • EN 12150 Glass in building – thermally tempered soda lime silicate glass
  • EN 12207 windows and doors – air permeability - classification
  • EN 12208 windows and doors – water tightness – classification
  • EN 12412 thermal performance of windows, doors and shutters
  • EN 12488 Glass in building – Glazing requirements – Assembly rules
  • EN 12600 Glass in building – pendulum impact test
  • EN 12758 Glass in building – glazing and airborne sound insulation
  • EN 12898 Glass in building – determination of the emissivity
  • EN 13022 Glass in building – structural sealant glazing
  • EN 13123-1/2 windows, doors and shatters – explosion resistance
  • EN 13501 Fire classification of construction products and building elements
  • EN 13541 Glass in building – Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against explosion pressure
  • EN 14179 Glass in building – Heat-soaked thermally tempered soda lime silicate safety glass
  • EN 14449 Glass in building – Laminated glass and laminated safety glass
  • EN 15434 Glass in building – Product standard for structural and/or ultraviolet resistant sealant
  • EN 15651 joint sealants for non load bearing applications in buildings and on pedestrian paths
  • EN 20140 Acoustics – Measurement of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements
  • EN ISO 140-3 Acoustics – Measurement of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements – Laboratory measurements of airborne sound insulation of building elements
  • EN ISO 717-1 Acoustics – Rating of sound insulation
  • EN ISO 1288-1…5 Glass in building – Bending strength of glass
  • EN ISO 9050 Glass in building – Determination of light transmittance, solar direct transmittance, total solar energy transmittance, ultraviolet transmittance and related glazing factors
  • EN ISO 10077 Thermal performance of windows, doors and shutters
  • EN ISO 12543 Glass in building – Laminated glass and laminated safety glass