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06-10-2010, SCHOTT North America

SCHOTT PYRAN® Platinum Fire-Rated Glass-Ceramic Cradle to Cradle Certified by MBDC.

• Only fire-rated glass-ceramic to receive this certification
• Helps qualify projects for LEED Certification
At American Institute of Architects Conference and Exposition in Miami, Booth 1217 - Architects and designers searching for fire-rated glass solutions that will help qualify projects for LEED certification finally have an option. SCHOTT PYRAN® Platinum fire-rated glass-ceramic has been Cradle to Cradle (C2C) CertifiedCM-Silver by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC).

Cradle to Cradle® Certification is a rigorous eco-label that evaluates the impacts of a product and its manufacturing process throughout its lifecycle, including recyclability and toxicity to human and environmental health.

SCHOTT PYRAN® Platinum uses innovative production processes that do not require the use of environmentally damaging heavy metals arsenic, antimony and barium.

“SCHOTT PYRAN® Platinum is the only glass-ceramic in the world produced via the Microfloat process,” said Dan Poling, Sales Manger, Fire-Rated Glass for SCHOTT in North America. “Our process provides a superior surface quality and color rendition, while also removing heavy metals that could harm the environment. Really, everyone wins.”

Qualifed for USGBC’s LEED Certification
Because SCHOTT PYRAN® Platinum fire-rated glass-ceramics are Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM -Silver they can contribute points towards a U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(LEED) building certification. The Innovation in Design Credit in any LEED Rating System can be earned if 2.5-5% of the building materials budget is used on Cradle to Cradle Certified products. Furthermore, C2C Certified products qualify for LEED points as Environmentally Preferable Materials (MR 2.2) in the LEED for Homes Rating System.

Recognized by EPA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program
C2C Certification also qualifies products to be listed in the U.S. EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) database. Federal agencies are directed by executive orders to make purchasing decisions with the environment in mind, and the EPP database is a tool used to facilitate the purchase of products and services with reduced environmental impacts. Environmentally preferable products are those that have a “lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products that serve the same purpose.” No other glass-ceramic on the market meets these requirements.

Further information
SCHOTT North America
Matthew Kraft
555 Taxter Road
10523 Elmsford