Sustainable Design

At Tidewater Glazing, we recognize the profound impact that sustainable design practices have on both our living spaces and the environment.

Our commitment to advancing sustainable construction is evident in our contribution to some of the world’s most eco-friendly buildings. Our expertise and innovative approach enable us to enhance the performance of exterior envelope components, ensuring they not only serve the interior environment but also respect the exterior one.

Our products and services play a pivotal role in securing essential points across four key LEED certification categories: Energy & Atmosphere (EA), Materials & Resources (MR), Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ), and Innovation & Design (ID). Here’s how we align with these sustainability pillars:

Energy & Atmosphere (EA):

  • We adhere to ASHRAE/IESNA Standards to meet performance prerequisites.
  • Our framing systems are designed for high efficiency, boasting commendable thermal properties that contribute to energy conservation.

Materials & Resources (MR):

  • We actively participate in Construction Waste Management & Disposal Plans, minimizing environmental impact.
  • By documenting the use of recycled content, we promote the reuse of materials.
  • Whenever possible, we source products locally to reduce transportation emissions and support regional economies.

Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ):

  • Our storage practices ensure materials are protected from moisture, preventing damage and maintaining quality.
  • The aluminum finishes we provide are chosen for their high performance and low to zero VOC emissions, enhancing indoor air quality.
  • We select adhesives, sealants, primers, and solvents that have minimal VOC content, contributing to a healthier interior environment.

Innovation & Design (ID):

  • Our engineering process is geared towards developing systems that not only meet but exceed project sustainability goals, showcasing our commitment to innovative and forward-thinking solutions.

With every project, Tidewater Glazing embraces the chance to make a meaningful impact, aiming for progress that benefits our clients today and preserves the environment for future generations. We are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead in sustainable building construction and invite you to join us on this journey towards a greener future.