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Performance and energy efficiency

Understand how glass can influence a building's energy and acoustic performance

Applications of glass

Whether you need glass for facades, interiors, homes, or specific applications, we have a solution

Which glass is right

See how the right glass can help improve your quality of life and the beauty of your home

Understand glass

Learn more about glass and what you can do with it.

Design with glass

There’s almost no limit to what you can create with glass.

Build with glass

Glass is the ultimate building element, and can be tailored to each project.

Glass for your home

We’re helping glass inspire more homes than ever before.

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BNL-BNP Paribas

Due to the clever structural glazing, the aesthetics are visually appealing, reflecting the building’s surroundings on all sides.

cube berlin

Architects 3XN have created deliberate geometric transformations that create a prismatic pattern of triangular surface reliefs.

NOBU HOTEL

Nobu Hotel Warsaw embraces the city’s charisma to create a genuinely unique, stunning structure in this cultural hub.

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Our story

Just as we were in 1932, we're ready to meet the challenges of now and the future

Sustainability

Find out more about how glass can support sustainable design

Quality control

We strive for quality in everything we do

Our company

Learn more about who we are

Help and contact

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Glass Analytics

Access our comprehensive suite of engineering and analytical tools

BIM objects

Download and use our standardized Guardian BIM content to create project specific BIM files

Seminars and online learning

For anyone who is interested in learning more about glass and its use

Cradle to Cradle

Certified™ Products in Europe

Cradle to Cradle Certified Products
Cradle to Cradle Certified Products

The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Standard is a globally-recognised methodology used to constantly evaluate the sustainable attributes of products, and a tool for the glass industry’s response to the circular economy challenge. The standard evaluates products across five categories of human and environmental health, and encourages continuous improvement over time by awarding certification on the basis of ascending levels of achievement and requiring certification renewal every two years. Each certification level represents increasingly rigorous achievement across five critical performance categories:

Material Health

Material Health

Optimizing the chemistry of the materials used in the design of products/buildings to minimize impact to human health and the environment.

Material Reutilization

Material Re-utilisation

Design to eliminate the concept of “waste” with intentional constituent cycles to retain the full value of the constituent.

Renewable Energy & Carbon Management

Renewable Energy & Carbon Management

A future powered by renewable energy where manufacturers positively impact energy supply, ecosystem balance, and keep carbon in soil and vegetation.

Social Fairness

Social Fairness

Responsible business operations and ethics for all stakeholders, including the supply chain and the environment.

Water Stewardship

Water Stewardship

Treat water as a precious resource by encouraging effective management and use strategies.

Product Scorecards

Each Cradle to Cradle Certified™ product receives a scorecard with its achievement levels for the five categories – the lowest level achieved being the overall product certification level. 

Product Scorecard
Product Scorecard
Product Scorecard

Three of our European product families – float, laminated and coated glass products – manufactured at eight of our European plants, have attained the Bronze level Cradle to Cradle certification.

CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED™

CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED™

The advantages of building with C2C certified products

The Cradle to Cradle Building Charter encourages architects and designers to create positive impacts and beneficial footprints from the very beginning of their project. A growing number of brands such as BREEAM and LEED recognize the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard as a preferred product designation for making more responsible purchasing decisions.

VIEW THE CRADLE TO CRADLE BUILDING CHARTER

Some of Guardian Glass Europe's C2C certified products