glasstec 2010 to Focus on “Energy Efficiency with Glass”
February 4, 2010

The issue of sustainability is increasingly becoming more important in virtually all sectors of industry, in particular to the building sector. According to reports from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the construction industry accounts for 40 percent of energy consumption world­wide and is thus a major player. It contributes about 30 percent to the release of harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) and produces an annual volume of 360 metric tons of waste, according to the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).

glasstec 2010, International Trade Fair for Glass Production – Processing – Products, will showcase the progress of developments in this supplier sector which is so important for the architecture of the future. Taking place September 28 - October 1, 2010 in Düsseldorf, Germany, product solutions for sustainable buildings will be presented by exhibitors from all over the world. A particularly far-reaching glimpse into the future of glass will be given by the special exhibition "glass technology live". This year's motto "Energy Efficiency with Glass" promises innovative products and systems for sustainable buildings and other applications. In addition, for the first time this year, the trade fair will include a Façade Centre, which will be dedicated exclusively with the façade architecture of the future.

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