Guardian Glass is committed to the efficient use of natural resources while operating in a way that protects the safety, health and well-being of its employees, customers, the environment and society.
As a manufacturing leader of high performance, energy-efficient glass products for commercial, residential, interior, transportation and specialty applications, Guardian Glass makes products that help improve people’s lives. By allowing abundant natural light into homes, offices and vehicles, glass products can help contribute to occupants’ well-being.
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a verified and registered document that communicates transparent information about the life-cycle environmental impact of a product.
Guardian EPDs are developed specific to the region where the glass is manufactured since facility specific information is collected to quantify the environment impact of a product. The standards by which these impacts are measured can vary by region. By publishing EPDs, Guardian Glass intends to support architects and designers who strive to understand the sustainability profiles of the buildings they design through the products they specify. The goal is to provide them with the information needed to achieve credits in global green building rating systems, such as LEED® and BREEAM®. Two EPDs are available from Guardian Glass North America. For Guardian Glass products manufactured in Europe, please refer to the Guardian Europe webpage for a listing of European EPDs.
The Guardian Flat Glass Products EPD, which is valid for all flat unprocessed glass products produced in North America. The products covered by this EPD include unprocessed clear glass and tinted glass such as Guardian UltraClear® low-iron glass, green glass, CrystalGray® glass and SMG®. The EPD contains a complete listing of all products covered.
The Guardian Processed Glass Products EPD is valid for sputter-coated, heat-treated and textured glass products produced in North America. The products covered by this EPD include Guardian SunGuard® architectural glass, ClimaGuard® residential glass, InGlass® interior glass and more. The EPD contains a complete listing of all products covered.
Contributing lifecycle data from seven float plants in North America, Guardian's participation in the Industry-wide EPD demonstrates our commitment to responsible stewardship of environmental resources and sustainability. Through transparent contribution of environmental impacts, Guardian enables society to better understand sustainable qualities of flat glass.
Guardian Glass is the first float glass manufacturer to offer UL Product Lens™ certification, covering three global product categories: Uncoated Float Glass, Sputter (Vacuum) Coated Float glass (including Commercial SunGuard® and residential ClimaGuard® products) and UltraMirror™ products.