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IGMA addresses LCA and IG certification issues

February 19, 2013  By Glass Magazine

Feb. 19. 2013 – About 100 glass industry representatives gathered in New Orleans last week for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference, where life cycle assessment and IG certification inspired much discussion. The
meeting kicked off with the organization's Emerging Technologies and
Innovation Committee, covering topics from gas permeability to vacuum
insulating glazing to life cycle assessment. Members of the life cycle
task group noted the challenges in developing an LCA for glass and
window products (an LCA addresses the embodied energy/carbon footprint
of a product, taking into account factors such as climate change,
acidification, fossil fuel depletion and human toxicity). | READ MORE

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