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Vitro Architectural Glass reinforces commitment to sustainability

Vitro Architectural Glass partners with various organizations and industry initiatives to reinforce its commitment to the environment.

The Bullitt Center in Seattle, WA, which features Solarban® 60 glass and Starphire® glass, was designed to meet the rigorous standards of the Living Building Challenge (LBC). (Photograph by Tom Kessler Photography.)

Vitro also establishes new product brands to realize the full potential for environmentally friendly glass innovation on a global scale.

“Across North America and around the world, organizations are mobilizing manufacturers and like-minded companies to commit to innovation in green design, building materials and glass manufacturing,” said Nathan McKenna, director of marketing and innovation, Vitro Architectural Glass. “At Vitro, our goal is to foster continuous advancement and environmental responsibility through the built environment.”

Vitro Glass is a gold sponsor of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), a proud supporter of the Building Envelope Campaign (BEC), and a Façade Tectonics Institute (FTI) Corporate Associate since 2019. In addition, Vitro has participated on the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Products Hub advisory board, and Vitro products meet the criteria established in the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List of materials.

In the glass industry, Vitro is a member of the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) and Fenestration Canada. Vitro has representatives in the Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), the Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC), and the Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) Board of Governors. Vitro is also part of the International Commission on Glass (ICG).

Vitro Glass’s product selection is Cradle to Cradle® Bronze certified and is featured in the mindful MATERIALS (mM) Library, Sustainable Minds®, and the Building Transparency Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3). Vitro has certification of “Industria Limpia” from the Government of Mexico Procuraduria Federal de Protección del Medio Ambiente (PROFEPA), and Vitro’s Fresno plant holds an ENERGY STAR® Plants Certification.

Vitro Glass was the first North American manufacturer to publish third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its Flat Glass and Processed Glass products. Solarban® solar control low-e glass and other glasses by Vitro have been installed on hundreds of LEED®-certified buildings, including three of the world’s 11 certified net-zero “living” buildings.

To learn more about Vitro Glass and its commitment to sustainability, please visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).