Posts Tagged ‘ energy efficiency ’

Smart Glass Usage to Grow Tenfold in Next Ten Years

Jan 13th, 2014

SageGlass LightZone™ installed in board room at the headquarters of the Swiss watch company, Audemars Piguet, in Le Brassus, Switzerland. (photo courtesy of Sage)

It wasn’t that long ago that low-E glass was considered exotic, an added expense that was at times hard to justify. But low-E glass went on to become commonplace within the glass industry, a product so usual that there’s little debate now as to whether to get it. Many experts are predicting a likewise smooth [...]

Energy Efficiency: How Much Vision Do You Have?

Jul 30th, 2013

An energy-efficiency explosion is looming on the horizon. Will you be ready? When I visit with presidents, owners, CEOs and engineering directors of various door and window companies, I see three types of philosophies with respect to addressing energy-efficiency standards. There are the first responders, the visionaries and the cleanup crew. The first responders are [...]

Added Legislative Push Toward Energy Efficiency

Jul 1st, 2013

What began as a trickle has suddenly cascaded as of late into a legislative rush toward improved energy efficiency, leading many industry experts and others optimistic that a more effective national standard is soon on the way. President Barack Obama’s speech at Georgetown University last Tuesday was just the latest call for a concerted national [...]