Use of low carbon glass

Use of low carbon glass

The Story

Nervesa 21, a renovation project in Milan that focused on sustainability and circularity, was designed by Lombardini22.

The building is a model of environmental stewardship, striving for excellence in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) standards and incorporating circular economy principles by planning for over 90% of the construction materials to be recyclable.

During the refurbishment, 6,510 m² of AGC’s Low-Carbon Glass were supplied, which helped to save 81 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

AGC’s Low-Carbon Glass features a reduced Global Warming Potential of 5.5 kgCO2 eq/m² as expressed for 4 mm float glass (cradle to gate, modules A1 – A3). This represents a significant reduction of carbon footprint compared to standard float glass.

To produce Low-Carbon Glass, AGC takes a holistic approach throughout the entire manufacturing process in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, not only before and during the production process itself, but up to and including delivery to the customer.

Aiming for LEED Platinum and WELL Gold certifications, Nervesa 21 is a pioneering example of sustainability with its energy-efficient design, the integration of renewable energy sources and innovative systems for the collection and re-use of rainwater. These features underscore the building's commitment to environmental responsibility and resource conservation.


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Primary Contact

 Saul Papaleo (


Other information

Innovation has been implemented in the facade with the first use of AGC's Low-Carbon Glass.  The building was completed at the end of 2023.  

Architect: Lombardini22.


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