Vitro Architectural Glass

Programs We Participate in

Across North America and around the world, organizations are mobilizing manufacturers and like-minded companies to commit to innovation in green design, building materials and glass manufacturing.

The goal: to foster continuous advancement and environmental responsibility through the built environment.

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Sustainability

National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) & Efficient Windows Collaborative™

Vitro Glass is a Gold Sponsor of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).

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Vitro Glass is a Gold Sponsor of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).

The NFRC is an independent non-profit organization that establishes glass energy performance ratings to help consumers and building owners compare products and make informed decisions.

Vitro Glass is a Gold Sponsor of the NFRC, which now includes the Efficient Windows Collaborative™. Vitro also is the sole sponsor of several NFRC programs, including its Earth Day and photovoltaics (PV) initiatives. Vitro also has representatives who participate in various NFRC initiatives.

Website
https://www.nfrc.org
https://www.efficientwindows.org

Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI)

Vitro Glass has been a Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI) Corporate Associate since 2019.

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Vitro Glass has been a Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI) Corporate Associate since 2019.

The Facade Tectonics Institute is a non-profit member organization intent on moving buildings and urban habitat toward resilience and sustainability goals by way of the building envelope. Vitro Glass has been a Facade Tectonics Corporate Associate since 2019.

Website
https://www.facadetectonics.org

Building Envelope Campaign (BEC)

Vitro Architectural Glass is a proud supporter of the Building Envelope Campaign (BEC).

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Vitro Architectural Glass is a proud supporter of the Building Envelope Campaign (BEC).

The Building Envelope Campaign (BEC) is a joint venture between the U.S. Department of Energy, UT–Battelle and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The program is designed to help building owners and managers create more energy efficient buildings through the improvement of building envelope performance (BEP).

Website
https://ec.ornl.gov

Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List

Vitro Glass products meet the criteria established in the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List of materials.

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Vitro Glass products meet the criteria established in the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List of materials.

Vitro Glass products do not contain any LBC-listed chemicals. The Red List is a certification standard that recognizes building product manufacturers who avoid materials, chemicals and elements known to pose serious risks to human health and the greater ecosystem.

Website
https://living-future.org/declare/declare-about/red-list/

International Living Future Institute (IFLI) Products Hub

Vitro Glass participated on the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Products Hub advisory board.

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Vitro Glass participated on the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Products Hub advisory board.

The HUB provides hands-on assistance to companies committed to creating transparent, healthy and sustainable products.

Website
https://living-future.org/pittsburgh-living-product-hub

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Glass Industry

Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) & American Ceramic Society (ACS)

Vitro Glass is a member of the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC).

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Vitro Glass is a member of the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC).

The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of the glass manufacturing industry. GMIC bridges all segments of glass manufacturing, including float glass, container, fiber and specialty glass.

The American Ceramic Society (ACS) is the parent company of GMIC. ACS is one of the most trusted sources of ceramic materials and applications knowledge. ACS aims to advance the study, understanding and use of ceramics and related materials for the benefit of its members and society.

Website
https://gmic.org
https://ceramics.org

International Commission on Glass (ICG)

Vitro Glass is part of the International Commission on Glass (ICG).

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Vitro Glass is part of the International Commission on Glass (ICG).

The International Commission on Glass (ICG) is a non-profit that promotes cooperation between glass experts through its Technical Committees and by assisting in the organization of conferences.

ICG worked with senior figures from the industry and academia to propose that 2022 be considered the UN International Year of Glass. Formal UN approval was given in May 2021.

Website
http://www.icglass.org

Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA)

Vitro Glass has representatives who serve on many committees of the Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA).

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Vitro Glass has representatives who serve on many committees of the Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA).

The Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is dedicated to improving home and building performance through better glass, window, door and skylight technology standards. Vitro Glass has representatives who serve on many committees of the FGIA as well as the FGIA board.

Website
https://fgiaonline.org

Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC)

Vitro Glass is represented on the Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) Board of Governors.

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Vitro Glass is represented on the Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) Board of Governors.

The Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) was founded in 1977 in response to the growing demand from insulating glass unit manufacturers, consumers, specifiers, and others who were concerned with upgrading the quality and performance of IG products purchased for use in commercial and residential construction nationwide. Vitro Glass is represented on the IGCC Board of Governors.

Website
https://igcc.org

Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC)

Vitro Glass is represented on the Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC).

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Vitro Glass is represented on the Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC).

The Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC) is a non-profit corporation that provides for the certification of safety glazing materials. SGCC is comprised of safety glazing manufacturers and other parties concerned with public safety. Vitro Glass is represented on the SGCC.

Website
https://www.sgcc.org

Fenestration Canada

Vitro Glass is a member of Fenestration Canada.

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Vitro Glass is a member of Fenestration Canada.

Fenestration Canada is an organization focused on helping its members be more profitable, sustainable, productive, credible and competitive. Fenestration Canada is the voice of the fenestration industry in Canada, and its members wrote the original CSA standards for the window and door industry.

Website
https://fenestrationcanada.ca

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Products & Plants

Cradle to Cradle Certified® (C2C) Products Innovation Institute

Vitro Glass’s product selection is Cradle to Cradle® Bronze certified.

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Vitro Glass’s product selection is Cradle to Cradle® Bronze certified.

Cradle to Cradle Certified® (C2C) is a globally recognized measure of safer, more sustainable products made for the circular economy. In 2008, Vitro Architectural Glass became the first U.S. glass manufacturer to have its entire collection of architectural glass products recognized by the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program.

Today, Vitro Glass’s product selection is Cradle to Cradle Bronze certified; subcategory certification levels, valid through April 23, 2022, are below. The Material Health Certificate uses the material health assessment methodology of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard.

Certificates
C2C Certificate
Material Health Certificate

Website
https://www.c2ccertified.org

ENERGY STAR® Plants Certification

Vitro Glass’s Fresno plant has an ENERGY STAR® Plants Certification.

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Vitro Glass’s Fresno plant has an ENERGY STAR® Plants Certification.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) distinguishes the best performing plants within an industry with ENERGY STAR® certification. Vitro Glass’s Fresno plant has an ENERGY STAR Plants Certification.

Website
https://www.energystar.gov/industrial_plants/earn-recognition/plant-certification

mindful Materials (mM)

Vitro Glass products are featured in the mindful MATERIALS (mM) Library.

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Vitro Glass products are featured in the mindful MATERIALS (mM) Library.

mM is a free platform with aggregated information on human health and environmental impacts for products from leading manufacturers.

Website
https://www.mindfulmaterials.com/

Sustainable Minds® Transparency Catalog

Vitro Glass products are listed in Sustainable Minds®.

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Vitro Glass products are listed in Sustainable Minds®.

Sustainable Minds® is a cloud software and services company whose mission is to operationalize environmental performance into mainstream product development and manufacturing in an accessible, empowering and credible way.

Website
http://www.sustainableminds.com/

Building Transparency Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3)

Vitro Glass products are listed in the Building Transparency Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3).

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Vitro Glass products are listed in the Building Transparency Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3).

Building Transparency is a non-profit aiming to provide the open access data and tools necessary to enable broad and swift action across the building industry in addressing embodied carbon’s role in climate change. Vitro Glass products are listed in the Building Transparency Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3).

Website
https://www.buildingtransparency.org/

Mexico Clean Industry Certification (PROFEPA)

Vitro has certification of “Industria Limpia” from the Government of Mexico Procuraduria Federal de Protección del Medio Ambiente (PROFEPA).

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Vitro has certification of “Industria Limpia” from the Government of Mexico Procuraduria Federal de Protección del Medio Ambiente (PROFEPA).

PROFEPA aims to stop the destruction of our natural resources, revert the processes of environmental destruction and ensure the full access of society to environmental justice in a prompt manner.

Website
http://www.profepa.gob.mx/innovaportal/v/376/1/mx/english.html