Meet the World’s Only Certified Environmentally-Friendly Fire-Rated Glass-Ceramic: PYRAN® Platinum
PYRAN® Platinum fire-rated glass-ceramic contributes to LEED certification for building projects. LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System. LEED is the certification and measuring process of a building by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It is the evaluation of a project based on various criteria or credits. A project is given a rating based on points ranging from 1 to 100; LEED Certified is 40 to 49 points, LEED Silver is 50 to 59 points, LEED Gold is 60 to 79 and LEED Platinum is 80 and above.
Because PYRAN® Platinum fire-rated glass-ceramics are Cradle to Cradle Certified they qualify for a special credit in the LEED certification process. 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 CertifiedCM products qualify for LEED points as Environmentally Preferable Materials (MR 2.2) in the LEED for Homes Rating System.
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.
PYRAN® Platinum glass-ceramic is produced at SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions, GmbH (SCHOTT TGS) in Jena, Germany. SCHOTT TGS cares for the environment as is demonstrated in the manufacture and distribution of PYRAN® Platinum fire-rated glass-ceramic. Highlights of our commitment to the environment concerning energy and water are as follows:
PYRAN® Platinum glass-ceramic is produced at SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions GmbH (SCHOTT TGS) in Jena, Germany. SCHOTT TGS cares for the environment in manufacturing and distributing PYRAN® Platinum. Highlights of our commitment to the environment regarding materials, recyclability and social responsibility are as follows: Raw Materials
With regard to safety and environmental protection, SCHOTT accepts the challenges involved in protecting the environment, and actively contributes to solving the problems this poses. It intends to be a model of environmental protection and practices an open information policy towards its employees, its market partners, the authorities, and the general public. The economic benefits of our actions are not to be achieved at the expense of personal safety and environmental protection. The stipulations contained in laws and directives are considered to be minimum requirements. Assuming responsibility for our employees and our company has always been part of the SCHOTT corporate culture. That is why safety and environmental protection are high-priority goals for SCHOTT. This not only applies to the development of environmentally compatible products and manufacturing processes, but also to the conscientious handling of resources and the safe operation of our facilities. Each and every SCHOTT employee is called upon to personally contribute to the permanent improvement of safety and environmental protection. The SCHOTT Code of Conduct, introduced in March 2010, specifies binding rules of behavior for day-to day business practices. These rules of conduct reflect our company’s values. Respecting human rights and equal opportunity, protecting the environment and our employees, taking a clear position in the fight against discrimination and corruption, as well as strict adherence to the rules of fair competition are the main elements.