“Theme-Park” by GPD — April Edition

Welcome to Theme-Park by GPD. This is a series of online activities where GPD is recognizing and appreciating the work done by speakers who submitted material for publication in GPD Finland 2021 proceedings book..

Glass and Sustainability

This week, we look at glass and sustainability. The concept of sustainability generally refers to the ability to maintain an activity continuously over time. Studies approach the concept via three pillars: economic, environmental, and social.

The economic pillar looks at preserving natural resources that would provide physical inputs (renewable & exhaustible) for economic production.

The environmental pillar looks at resources that must be maintained for economic production to happen e.g.the atmosphere.

The social pillar looks at how human activities or behavior affect the economic system e.g., goals set to eradicate hunger.

Renewable and reusable materials are classified as sustainable. Glass is recyclable and reusable.

Join the ‘After work Huddle’ for an informal discussion on this topic on April 28th, starting 17:00 CET. Please register for the huddle via the registration form provided at the bottom of this page. It is free of charge.

Speaker topics this week:

  • Carbon Neutral Silicones in Façades – a window of opportunity, Valérie  Hayez, DOW
  • Reversing the Supply Chain: Recovery of IGU components, Graham Dodd & Eva Babic, Arup
  • Bird-Friendly Science and Research: Myths and Realities, James Gulnick, McGrory Glass, Inc.

Teasers

A short chat with our industry experts about market trends.


Speakers of the week

Valérie Hayez

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Graham Dodd

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Eva Babic

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Abstract / PDF

James Gulnick

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“Design with more freedom by engineering less impact.”

Valérie Hayez

“The tunnel test in the United States does not incorporate the latest innovations in environmental reflective testing as found in other countries. Notwithstanding, legislation, testing standards, and prescriptive solutions are being adopted forged from the first surface mantra of an industry.”

James Gulnick

“Re-use of building materials is a response to the climate emergency following the circular economy principles. Through an informal collaboration, we have been exploring innovative processes to dismantle Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) – with robots!”

Graham Dodd & Eva Babic

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Meet and chat with the speakers on the 28th of April at 17:00 CET. Registration is free of charge.

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