Environmental Responsibility

  

In tune with international practices of environmental responsibility, the basis for the management policy adopted by GlassecViracon in it is industrial park is sustainability. The company's commitment is anchored in our attention to the product's manufacturing process, which encompass effluent treatment and recycling of materials, also extending to the development of sustainable glass, thereby contributing towards reduction in energy consumption in buildings in general.

All of the water utilized in the glass lapidation process is treated. The phase separation between glass powder and water is performed at the industrial effluents treatment plant ( also known as E.T.E.) set by GlassecViracon in its manufacturing site, after a study by a Cetesb[1]-accredited company. The clean water then goes back to the manufacturing process, and the glass powder is forwarded to recycling facilities. [1] CETESB -Companhia de Tecnologia e Saneamento Ambiental (Environmental Sanitation Technology Company)
Recyclable materials, such as glass, PVB film, wood, plastics and paper, are sorted out and forwarded to manufacturers of glass sheets, glass shops, and recycling facilities that utilize these materials in their production processes or else in the development of new products.
Today, green building design is on the spotlight all over the world, though this is nothing new to GlassecViracon, which has been investing in sustainable technologies for many years now. There are tens of alternatives that meet the 'green requirements' from environmental-friendly buildings, and at the same time preserve the good performance and esthetical characteristics of glass. The use of natural lighting, for instance, is one of the most effective ways for reducing energy consumption. Solar control glass, whether they are reflective or low-e, represent an important strategy for green projects since they allow natural light into the space, without compromising the thermal comfort of the building.