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Vitro Architectural Glass Launches Vitro emissions™ Carbon & Energy Calculator

PITTSBURGH, January 16, 2024 – Vitro Architectural Glass has unveiled a new digital tool called the Vitro emissions Carbon & Energy Calculator, which models energy consumption and embodied and operational carbon emissions in various standard buildings.

The Vitro emissions Carbon & Energy Calculator uses the DOE-2 building energy analysis program to simulate a full year of typical operations data for five common building types: convention centers, offices, educational facilities, hospitals and healthcare, and multi-family residences.

“This new and innovative tool helps architects, building owners, fabricators and glaziers understand the impact that different glazings will have on annual operational carbon emissions and building energy use,” said Fernando Diez, Vice President of Marketing at Vitro Architectural Glass. “Our calculator can also determine a figure that shows embodied carbon payback. We strongly believe in transparency, and providing this essential information will guide users throughout the planning and construction processes and support them to meet energy code requirements and achieve sustainable design goals.”

In addition to selecting a building type, users may choose environmental data from 268 locations in North America – 236 in the United States and 32 in Mexico, as well as building orientation, window-to-wall ratio, and shading and curtain wall performance preferences.

Users may choose up to two Vitro glasses for comparison, and the tool will calculate the selections' energy efficiency and carbon impact. To access the Vitro emissions Carbon & Energy Calculator, visit:

For an optimal viewing experience, Vitro recommends using a desktop with a 16:9 screen aspect ratio.

For more information about other Vitro Architectural Glass products, visit or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).

About Vitro Architectural Glass

Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), is the largest glass producer in the Western Hemisphere, manufacturing a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient, high-performance products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses. Committed to continually raising the industry standard for sustainability, Vitro was the first U.S. glass manufacturer to have its entire collection of architectural glass products earn Cradle to Cradle Certified® status and the first North American manufacturer to publish third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for flat glass and processed glass products. Additionally, as of April 2024, all Vitro architectural glass products meet the Top 20% Low Embodied Carbon (LEC) material Global Warming Potential (GWP) threshold the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) established pursuant to the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and related guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Vitro operates seven glass production facilities across North America, four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada and one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit

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