Posts Tagged ‘ fenestration ’

GANA Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

Sep 29th, 2014

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When the Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to codes and standards, energy performance and more. In the Energy Division meeting, Tom Culp [...]

Alside Opens Doors of New Supply Center

Sep 25th, 2014

Alside has opened a new location in Fort Wayne, Ind. The 16,120 square-foot supply center opened Sept. 2, and will bring a wide array of exterior building products to local contractors, remodelers and builders, as well as adding jobs to the local market, the company says. “We are very excited about expanding into Fort Wayne [...]

North Carolina Low-E Building Code Loophole Shot Down by Review Commission

Sep 23rd, 2014

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A temporary rule that allowed North Carolina permit holders to opt-out of using low-E fenestration products in residential construction has been rejected by the North Carolina Rules Review Commission (RRC). The Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s residential building code that allowed builders to use non-low-E glass in areas where it poses [...]

GlassBuild America 2014 Underway, Companies Report Strong Year

Sep 9th, 2014

Thermal Windows Inc. displayed their sound mitigation windows, used in both residential and commercial construction. Pictured is their Series 826 projected window (with an awning) and their fixed series 850 with an STC value of 40 and 41, respectively.

GlassBuild America kicked off its first day today and exhibitors are beginning to report an improving market since last year.  Fenestration companies in particular are reporting an uptick in sales – as high as 25 percent over last year. “2014 has been very good, an extremely busy year,” says Seth Patterson, commercial sales manager of [...]

Ply Gem Sponsors Purdue University Net-Zero Home with Energy-Efficient Products

Sep 5th, 2014

Ply Gem is sponsoring the ReNEWW house, a Purdue University net-zero energy project, by providing windows, doors, siding and trim to the project. The purpose is to help the university reach its goal of making the 1920s craftsman-style home a net-zero housing unit for visiting graduate students. Lee Clark-Sellers, chief innovation officer at Ply Gem, [...]

JELD-WEN settles with EPA, ODEQ for Clean Air Act Violations

Sep 4th, 2014

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JELD-WEN’s lumber facility in Klamath Falls, Ore., has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) for alleged air quality violations. Ed Kowalski, director of the EPA’s enforcement program in Seattle, says, “This settlement will help improve the air people breathe in the Klamath Falls area. By [...]

Second Version of HPD on Horizon for Green Building Community

Sep 4th, 2014

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) continues to be on the move in the green building industry, and it’s growing in the architectural glass sector, as well. The HPD Collaborative is set to release HPD v.2.0 to the public in to late-October, right around the time the GreenBuild International Conference & Expo 2014 commences in New [...]

Registration Still Open for AAMA Fall Conference

Sep 4th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is still accepting registrations for the upcoming AAMA 2014 Fall Conference, to be held Sept. 14-17 in Westminster (Denver), Colo. Several exhibitor spots for the supplier product display are still available. This opportunity is offered to Category 1 supplier members and provides the chance to exhibit products and services during [...]

Deceuninck North America Appoints New Director of National Fenestration Sales

Aug 29th, 2014

Deceuninck North America has hired Greg Koch as director of national fenestration sales. In this new role, Koch will develop and manage national accounts as well as provide direction in product research and development for new markets. Koch will also develop strategies and programs to meet customer needs. “Greg joins us with 29 years of [...]

PPG Helps Angels’ Place With Energy Saving Solution

Aug 28th, 2014

PPG Industries donated approximately $8,000 worth of glass to Pittsburgh-based Angels’ Place to enable the installation of 142 new energy-efficient windows at its Swissvale facility. John Arch, president of Angels’ Place board of directors, said his fellow directors and staff have been applying for grants and raising funds for several years with the goal of [...]