Testing and Certification Facilities

GSI is committed to promote standardization and certification of building envelopes in India. Towards this, GSI has collaborated with eminent academic institutions to establish two state-of-the-art and dedicated testing facilities for glazing products, windows and Facade. These two facilities ensure that the samples are subjected to the most rigorous testing procedures and comply with the highest quality standards. The testing programmes at the facilities deploy both computer simulation and physical testing of samples.

The two testing and certification facilities are the Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science & Energy (CARBSE) and Structural Glass Research and Testing Facility (SGRT). CARBSE, located at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, is the testing facility for energy performance of building envelopes and the SGRT at IIT Madras, Chennai is the testing facility for structural performance of processed glass.

Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science & Energy (CARBSE)

Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science & Energy (CARBSE) at Ahmedabad is the energy performance testing and certification facility. It is a unique collaboration between the GSI and Centre for Environment and Planning Technology (CEPT) University and supported by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Resources (MNRE) and USAID. Established in September 2009, CARBSE is the first-of-its-kind facility for testing Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science & Energy in India. CARBSE, CEPT University is NABL accredited and has obtained Round Robin Certification from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), USA.

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Structural Glass Research and Testing Facility (SGRT)

The Structural Glass Research and Testing Facility (SGRT) is the testing facility for structural performance of processed glass. Part of the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, SGRT is a collaborative effort between the GSI and IIT Madras. Funded and supported by Glass Manufacturers and Federation of Safety Glass (FOSG), it is a one-of-its-kind testing facility for processed glass in India.

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Architectural Glass Research and Testing (AGRT) Facility

Architectural Glass Research and Testing (AGRT) Facility is a joint initiative of CSIR - Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute and Glazing Society of India (GSI). It is an advanced facility established at the Glass Division in CGCRI, Kolkata, for research and testing of energy performance, materials characteristics and safety and structural performance of architectural glass, Glazing system and its associated materials.

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