Sustainability Goals: A Challenge for the Marine Industry

Architects and building owners around the world are now with a global mandate to reduce or eliminate carbon emissions. This mandate is affecting the marine industry as well. What is the key to achieving zero carbon emissions in yachts and other maritime vessels?

Marine Industry and Sustainability

Two years ago, Superyacht published an interesting article entitled, “Naval Architects and the Drive for Green Yachting,” by Jenna Mehdi. The article mentioned the 106-meter sailing yacht, Black Pearl, that achieved zero fuel consumption by virtue of the power resulting from two propellers onboard. Another example is a hybrid system, in which batteries run the propellers and a small diesel generator recharges the batteries.

Sustainability in Glass Design

What is clear is that there are many options related to sustainability. As in building design, carbon reduction strategies are available. What about glass? The high-performance marine glass used in windshields and side glass panels can now be specified with features that control sunlight, thus, reducing a reliance on air conditioning to offset solar heat gain. Glass is necessary for visibility, but its use in marine applications can be designed for efficient energy performance.

For more information on glazing options, click here (ProCurve-HeatShield.pdf ( or contact Customer Service at ProCurve Glass.

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