Posts Tagged ‘ doors and windows ’

From the Home Office in Garrisonville, The Top Stories of 2014

Dec 30th, 2014

Top 5

2014 was another eventful year for the door and window industries, and was there to cover every aspect of it. So as we prepare for the start of 2015, let’s look back at the most-clicked stories of the past 12 months. The most-read story of the year was an item from August about a class […]

New Green Building Code Revises Glass, Fenestration Requirements

Dec 23rd, 2014

ASHRAE, ANSI, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society recently released the 2014 version of the green building standard. The new version, Standard 189.1-2014, “Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings,” has implications for the glass and fenestration industries. “One change was in how they set the […]

A Warm Welcome to the World of Doors and Windows

Dec 18th, 2014


They say the only constant in life is change. Right now, I’m getting a real lesson in what that means. Earlier this month, I “consciously uncoupled” from daily newspapers after more than 25 years and joined the staff at Door & Window Market magazine. Within a week, I went from worrying about whatever it is that Kim […]

2014 Was a Fun Ride – What Did We Learn?

Dec 16th, 2014

It seems like just yesterday it was January, and the continental U.S. was being treated by Mother Nature to some of the coldest temperatures we have seen in a long time. On January 7, more than 50 primary weather observation stations in major cities across the country saw record lows for the date. For a good […]

Congress Approves National Green Building Standard for Residential Military Construction

Dec 15th, 2014

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released a statement applauding Congress for authorizing the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) for all military residential construction, which represents 16 percent of the federal real estate portfolio. Passed by the Senate, and last week by the House, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “will provide […]

Energy Star Version 7.0 Discussions Begin

Dec 15th, 2014

Doug Anderson, EPA's Energy Star project manager, addresses industry stakeholders. (Photo by Trey Barrineau)

According to the EPA’s presentation, the purpose of the meeting was to “begin the dialogue on how to make specification revisions as collaborative and transparent as possible.”

Roto Frank Celebrates 35 Years in North America

Dec 9th, 2014

Roto officials  celebrated 35 years in North America last week.

On December 4, Roto Frank of America Inc., celebrated its 35th anniversary in North America with a big shindig at its facility in Chester, Conn.

AAMA Updates Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges In Windows

Dec 9th, 2014

According to AAMA, the document describes procedures, materials, performance criteria and test methods for determining the durability of this type of hinge used for opening and closing casement, projected and parallel opening windows.

Saint-Gobain Seeks Controlling Interest in Sika

Dec 9th, 2014

But the Sika board and management team say they are opposed to the move and will “resign following closing of the transaction,” according to a company statement.

Deceuninck North America Sponsors Fenestration Day™

Dec 9th, 2014

“As the economy continues to improve, Fenestration Day is an important event to learn about trends and issues that impact out industry,” says David Jacobson, director of marketing and innovation at Deceuninck North America.