NFRC Spring Meeting Kicks Off with Welcome, Educational Presentations

Mar 25th, 2014


Members of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) are gathered at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn., this week for three days of back-to-back educational and committee meetings. The event began yesterday with a warm welcome from incoming NFRC chairman Jeff Baker of WestLab and presentations covering the state of the fenestration industry, an update [...]

Volatile Fog Testing—Does It Need Updating?

Mar 21st, 2014

In a recent presentation, Cooper (left) and Herndon (center) determined that volatile fog box testing specifications need to be reevaluated.

In a recent presentation “Objective Volatile Fog Measurement,” Dave Cooper and Jonathan Herndon of Guardian Industries discussed the series of testing the two completed to determine effective methods for measuring volatile compounds in insulating glass units (IGU). The organic components to which IGUs are exposed, such as sealants, exterior components, adhesives, muntin bars and spacers, [...]

BEC Attendees Learn About Evolving Codes and Legislative Efforts

Mar 18th, 2014

Tom Culp educated attendees on a host of energy issues.

Topics ranging from building codes to legal issues were on the program during the second day of the Glass Association of North America’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) conference, which is taking place in Las Vegas. Those speakers included Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting and Courtney Little with Ace Glass. Code Talks Culp provided the [...]

As Window EPD Nears, LEED and Green Globes Focus More on Products

Mar 14th, 2014

Just as work on an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for windows gets set to reach an important milestone and the broader certification landscape continues to evolve, both LEED and the newer Green Globes programs are increasingly reflecting the trend of greater attention on individual products, say some experts.

Energy Solutions Help One Window Business to Weather the Winter Cold

Mar 13th, 2014


The best way for the window industry’s most power-hungry businesses to manage energy costs is to do two things—first, if you can, put in cost-saving mechanisms before the thermometer starts impacting energy bills and, second, just dig in and bear with the added costs, says one window company owner. “Energy costs? Not a lot you [...]

Attendees Receive an Education about IG at IGMA 2014 Winter Meeting

Mar 10th, 2014

IGMA wrapped up its 2014 Winter Meeting with a variety of educational offerings.

Attendees focused on education during the final day of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting, held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco. With a variety of seminars encompassing topics from safety and investigating failures, there was no shortage of information surrounding proper practices for insulating glass (IG) units. Opening [...]

IGMA Talks Association and Committee Updates at Winter Meeting

Mar 7th, 2014

Among other topics she discussed, Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director, paid tribute to several industry members who passed away during the year at the Annual General Meeting during the 2014 Winter Conference in San Francisco.

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting, taking place at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco, has kept attendees busy this week, . Topics discussed during this week have ranged from marketing and new board members, association updates and much more. A number of other associations were represented during the afternoon [...]

IGMA Winter Meeting Continues with Committee Updates

Mar 6th, 2014

IGMA wrapped up its 2014 Winter Meeting with a variety of educational offerings.

Meetings at the 2014 Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting, held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco, continued yesterday with technical services committee task groups as well as a technical update. The morning, which began for members with a closed-door discussion of the Gas-filled IGU Correlation Field Study, focused on [...]

IGMA Opens with Hot Topics at Winter Meeting

Mar 4th, 2014

For the first day of the conference, attendees gathered at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for Emerging Technologies and Innovations committee meetings.

The 2014 Winter Meeting for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) officially kicked off today with committee meetings at the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory. The conference is being held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco through Friday. Today’s meeting focused on the Emerging Technologies and Innovations committee. To start the morning, the [...]

Study Offers Insights into Channel Purchase Behavior

Mar 3rd, 2014

The Farnsworth Group - Channel Purchase Behavior - June 2013[1]_Page_2

A good selection of products is the top reason, builders, remodelers and tradesmen, stick with a current supplier, according to a study performed by The Farnsworth Group, a research firm that specializes in the home improvement market, including doors and windows. At the bottom of the list was a quality product. The study, Channel Purchase [...]