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Vitro Architectural Glass announces new low embodied carbon projects

May 17, 2024  By Vitro Architectural Glass

Glass building with a landscape.University of Texas at San Antonio. (Photo by Tom Kessler)

Vitro Architectural Glass hosted the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announce low embodied carbon (LEC) progress, sustainability objectives and environmental performance.

Vitro shares that the GSA selected its low-embodied carbon, energy-efficient products for a renovation project at the Whittaker Courthouse in Kansas City, MO., and a test project at the Cohen Federal Building in Washington, DC.

These renovation projects are part of president Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda and funding comes from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022. Additionally, these projects further the Biden-Harris Administration’s Buy Clean Initiative, under which the federal government is, for the first time, prioritizing the purchase of asphalt, concrete, glass and steel that have lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions associated with their production, use and disposal. These investments aim to expand America’s industrial capacity for manufacturing goods and materials of the future, tackle the climate crisis, and create good-paying jobs for workers in the region.


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