The EcoGlass line of textured architectural glass from Bendheim contains 60% recycled material (up to 40% of which is post consumer). Suitable for a range of commercial and residential applications, the glass is created in a clean-burning, oxygen-fuel-fired furnace. For safety and security applications, the glass is tempered in a highly energy-efficient oven and laminated with environmentally sensitive materials. EcoGlass is available in 10 textures with varying degrees of privacy. The glass can be supplied in combination with custom color interlayers or VOC-free color coatings. It is offered in 5/32", 1/4", and 3/8" thicknesses and is available in sheet sizes up to 70" by 126". bendheim.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.