Vitro Updates Glass Education Website with New Sustainability Content

Vitro Architectural Glass has updated its online glass education website with three new articles that address topics related to sustainability, a discussion of biophilia and a review of green building codes.

The company announced that the updates provide further educational resources to go along with an array of videos, infographics, slide shows and narrative articles that examine a myriad of glass industry topics.

“Thanks to feedback from our Glass Education Center users, we’ve found there is a significant demand for
educational content about topics relating to designing and building with glass,” says Rob Struble, director of
brand and innovation at Vitro Architectural Glass. “With the focus on sustainability across the entire industry,
we’re pleased to provide these new articles that will help architects, designers, fabricators and others
better understand the issues facing them today.”

The new articles include:

  • What is Embodied Carbon? explains what architects and glaziers need to know about embodied carbon
    as it relates to architectural glass products and production, as well as what steps manufacturers can take
    to reduce embodied carbon and how to evaluate and utilize Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
  • In Biophilia and Glass: Supporting a Connection to Nature, readers can learn more about biophilia, a
    concept that suggests human beings have a natural desire to be connected to and immersed in nature.
    The growing practice of biophilic design in architecture is all about maintaining a connection to nature and
    light through a building, with glass being the most popular transparent building material used in
    contemporary architecture and building construction.
  • Codes and Climate Zones reviews green building strategies that can help reduce energy consumption
    and that are increasingly being introduced to traditional building codes, including the two major building
    codes established in the U.S. that impact the glass industry: the International Energy Conservation