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Sustainable Design & Construction Using Vinyl Products.


SmartBuild is a new concept event providing specifiers and procurement professionals with the opportunity to learn how vinyl products can increase sustainability through energy efficiency, performance and cost savings.


23rd November 2015

BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 9XX,  UK


This year the European Polycarbonate Sheets Extruders (EPSE) organizes the 7th Awards Competition to recognize the most innovative, most sustainable and the best design projects which were made out of polycarbonate. The aim of this biennual event is to promote the material’s unique properties.

The conference was an excellent occasion to learn how the plastics industry contributes to the main objectives of the new European Commission such as growth, jobs, investment and energy efficiency. This conference is part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week – Energy Day

With 481,018 tonnes of PVC waste recycled in 2014, VinylPlus, the sustainable development programme of the European PVC industry, is steadily progressing toward its 2020 recycling targets.


Within 80 days a total of 1500 old PVC windows have been replaced with new, heat-insulating ones in Freiburg, Germany.

Additionally, 180 front doors have been replaced. Building owner and project leader explained that they expect a decrease of 20000 kilos of emissions each year once the works are completed.