Posts Tagged ‘ AIA ’

Improving Residential Market Leads to Larger Homes and an Increase in Property Enhancements

Jun 17th, 2013

*+-The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released a study showing that as the residential market continues to improve, home size has grown in response. According to a release from the AIA, this trend is being seen in both high-end and custom homes, as well as in additions to existing homes. These findings are from […]

Legislation Aims to Develop National Energy Efficiency Strategy

May 3rd, 2013

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*+-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman insist that it’s time to put political ideology aside for the sake of the nation, re-introducing a bill hailed by both the New Hampshire Democrat and Ohio Republican as a bipartisan roadmap to an improved national energy efficiency strategy. The bill calls for state-based commercial energy-efficiency programs that […]

New Energy Modeling Guide Could Encourage Glazing to Optimize Energy Efficiency and Daylighting

Oct 5th, 2012

*+-As the design, specification and use of advanced glazing products continues to advance, so, too, will the need for performance modeling. In this respect, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released An Architect’s Guide to Integrating Energy Modeling in the Design Process. This new guide was created to provide a step-by-step map to predicting […]

AIA Show Gives Snapshot of Market

May 18th, 2012

*+-There always seems to be one key word or phrase that comes out of any event; you know, the word you hear the most when talking to exhibitors and attendees. At AIA it was thermal efficiency. When describing the company’s new swing door, Miguel Chavez, Fleetwood Windows and Doors, said it introduced a new swing […]

Flexibility and Variety Reign at AIA

May 18th, 2012

*+-“We have a little bit of everything in our booth,” said Miguel Chavez, Fleetwood Windows and Doors. That also seemed to accurately sum up the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention, which opened yesterday in Washington, D.C. From trim products to lumber to glass and windows, the event offered a little bit of everything to […]

AIA Convention Opens Tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

May 16th, 2012

*+-The American Institute of Architects’ Annual Convention and Design Expo begins tomorrow at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. View the video below for a preview of the event, and be sure to stay tuned to www.USGNN.com™ throughout the week for the latest news straight from the show. Click HERE to watch […]

ICC Publishes 2012 IgCC

Mar 28th, 2012

*+-The International Code Council (ICC) published the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) today. The new model code addresses the construction and remodeling of residential as well as commercial structures, and is expected to increase cost savings and job growth and spur sustainable building design and construction. The code cites 46 ASTM International standards covering […]