Hydro & Saint-Gobain Glass to Decarbonize Architectural Facades

In a momentous collaboration poised to revolutionize the realm of architectural facades, Hydro Building Systems has forged an innovative partnership with Saint-
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In a momentous collaboration poised to revolutionize the realm of architectural facades, Hydro Building Systems has forged an innovative partnership with Saint-Gobain Glass, with the shared objective of slashing the carbon footprint of building exteriors by an astonishing fifty percent. Harnessing the immense potential of their respective cutting-edge technologies, the two companies are set to seamlessly integrate their low-carbon solutions, thereby ushering in an era of unprecedented sustainability.

Hydro Building Systems, at the vanguard of transformative progress, employs Hydro CIRCAL, a groundbreaking aluminum facade solution that incorporates a substantial proportion of post-consumer scrap, thus minimizing environmental impact. Meanwhile, Saint-Gobain Glass, renowned for its unwavering commitment to ecological stewardship, produces superlative glass products characterized by minimal carbon content, a commendable feat accomplished through the utilization of renewable electricity and an impressive volume of recycled materials.

Marion Portenseigne, the Director of Glass Façade Specification at Saint-Gobain Glass, elucidated the profound significance of this partnership, asserting, "Hydro and ourselves share a common aspiration to spearhead the realms of lightweight and sustainable construction. Through this collaboration, we aim to raise awareness regarding the availability of low-carbon facade solutions, embarking on comprehensive training programs for our specifiers to familiarize themselves with the offerings of our esteemed counterparts, complemented by unified communication endeavors."

A comprehensive lifecycle assessment study conducted on facades has revealed that the embodied carbon emissions attributed to building exteriors could be significantly curtailed, potentially halved, through the symbiotic utilization of facade systems crafted from Hydro CIRCAL 75R, coupled with the revolutionary ORAÉ® products, such as the esteemed COOL-LITE® XTREME ORAÉ® solar control glass.

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