Additionally, we have teams dedicated to keeping an eye on the future and consistently improving these initiatives to be increasingly high-performing. These include:
LCA - Life Cycle Assessment
LCA is an analytical tool used to quantify and interpret the flows to-and-from the environment (e.g., emissions, consumption of energy, etc.) over the entire life cycle of a product, process or service. By including the impacts throughout the product life cycle, LCA provides a comprehensive view of the environmental aspects of the product and an accurate picture of the environmental costs/benefits of product selection.
HPD – Health Product Declarations
Saint-Gobain’s building materials subsidiary, CertainTeed, issued the industry’s first Health Product Declarations (HPDs) that offer detailed information on the makeup of the vast majority of the company's ceiling product families and their potential health and environmental impacts, helping architects and designers make fully informed decisions when specifying products. HPDs also contribute to important materials and resources credits under the newest version of LEED, which places greater emphasis on product transparency.
CARE:4 stands for “Company Actions for the Reduction of Energy by 4.” The goal of Saint-Gobain's global CARE:4 program is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions of company-owned buildings by a factor of four by 2040.