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ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION PROCESSED GLASS view A leader in building innovation, View Inc. is the first company to successfully advance the large-scale commercialization of dynamic glass. Situated at the intersection of human wellness, smart technology, and energy efficiency, View manufactures View Dynamic Glass, a new generation of architectural glass that intelligently transitions through multiple tint states to control the sun's energy, providing an enhanced occupant experience and optimum natural light and thermal comfort. View Dynamic Glass tints in response to outdoor conditions, providing greater comfort and efficiency without ever compromising the view CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION ^ UUCOM/fcPD J

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Environmental Product Declaration view Dynamic Glass According to ISO 14025 This declaration is an environmental product declaration (EPD) in accordance with ISO 14025 and EN 15804. EPDs rely on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to provide information on a number of environmental impacts of products over their life cycle. Exclusions: EPDs do not indicate that any environmental or social performance benchmarks are met, and there may be impacts that they do not encompass. LCAs do not typically address the site-specific environmental impacts of raw material extraction, nor are they meant to assess...

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Environmental Product Declaration Dynamic Glass Product Description Product Description The declared product is one square meter of a View Dynamic Glass insulating glass unit (IGU). Dynamic glass is produced in many sizes, and the ratio of materials in this declaration is based on the average sized IGU of 20 square feet. While different sized IGUs may have slightly different ratios of materials, this composition is considered representative of the product line. Dynamic Glass is an IGU product, containing an electrochromic layer on one surface of the glass which tints when an electrical...

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Dynamic Glass Market Placement / Installation Requirements View Dynamic Glass is produced according to the following standards: - ASTM E1300 Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings - ASTM C1036 Standard Specification for Flat Glass - ASTM C1048 Standard Specification for Heat-Treated Flat Glass - ASTM E2141 Standard Test Methods for Assessing the Durability of Absorptive Electrochromic Coatings on Sealed Insulating Glass Units - ASTM C1376 Standard Specification for Pyrolytic and Vacuum Deposition Coatings on Flat Glass (Scratches, Pinholes & Defects) - ASTM...

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Environmental Product Declaration view Dynamic Glass Base Materials / Ancillary Materials Dynamic Glass contains 0% recycled content. The following table describes the material composition of Dynamic Glass: Table 2 - View Dynamic Glass Composition Dynamic Glass is manufactured in Olive Branch, MS. The process starts with float glass, which is washed, polished, and tempered, before being coated with a proprietary blend of metals to achieve its electrochromic properties. The coated glass is then combined with uncoated glass, a spacer, and sealant to form an insulating glass unit (IGU), which...

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Dynamic Glass Product Installation The IGU is to be installed per specification of IGMA North American Glazing Guidelines for Sealed Insulating Glass Units for Commercial And Residential Use TM 2000-90(04). Each IGU contains a 12” cable that is to be connected to the View controls system. Packaging Dynamic Glass utlizes two different packaging configurations. For larger scale projects, Dynamic Glass is often shipped on steel A-frames, which are designed to secure and carry completed IGUs. For this packaging configuration, the A-frames are returned to the Olive Branch, MS facility for reuse....

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Environmental Product Declaration Dynamic Glass Further Information For more information, please visit or contact View at or 1-408-514-6512. Life Cycle Assessment The declared unit of this product is one square meter of a Dynamic Glass IGU. Table 3 - Dynamic Glass Declared Unit

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Dynamic Glass Estimates and Assumptions Product produced for research and development purposes is counted as scrap. This scrap, along with other process scrap is assumed to be disposed of in landfill, unless it is clean, flat glass in which case the glass is assumed to be recycled. Cut-off Criteria This EPD is in compliance with the cut-off criteria. No components and materials were omitted from the LCA. Software and Background Data SimaPro v8.02 Software System for Life Cycle Engineering, an internationally recognized LCA modeling software program, was used for life cycle impact assessment...

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Environmental Product Declaration view Dynamic Glass LCA Results Results are reported based on characterization factors from the US EPA Tool for the Reduction and Assessment of Chemical and Other Environmental Impacts (TRACI 2.1 impact categories). Additionally, impact categories taken from the University of Leiden (CML) methodology are reported to facilitate the use of this EPD outside of North America. Table 4 - Life Cycle Impact Assessment Results

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Environmental Product Declaration Dynamic Glass The cradle-to-gate life cycle of Dynamic Glass is driven by both the raw material extraction and processing stage (A1) and the manufacturing stage (A3), while impacts from raw material sourcing (A2) are minor. Within the raw material extraction and processing stage (A1), the upstream production of flat glass drives the impact. Within the manufacturing stage (A3), electricity consumption is the most impactful input.

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Dynamic Glass ISO 21930: Sustainability in building construction – Environmental declaration of building products EN 15804: Sustainability of construction works, Environmental product declarations, Core rules for the product category of construction products. EPA, Tool for the Reduction and Assessment of Chemical and Other Environmental Impacts (TRACI) FTC Part 260, Green guides (ILCD, 2010) Joint Research Commission, 2010, ILCD Handbook: General Guide for Life Cycle Assessment Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ISO 14025:2006 Environmental labels and declarations – Type III...

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