Posts Tagged ‘ GANA ’

BEC Attendees Get a Crash Course in Codes

Mar 13th, 2015

Building code changes and increased stringency require the glass and glazing industry to stay informed, and code expert Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting did just that at GANA’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference in Las Vegas earlier this week. On Monday, Culp gave a presentation about the latest in code requirements and where they’re […]

GANA Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

Sep 29th, 2014

Culp GANA Energy Division Update 23Sep14.pdf

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 […]

North Carolina Puts Low-E Code Loophole into Effect, Fenestration Industry Poised to Respond

Jul 21st, 2014


An emergency building code rule that was adopted in North Carolina in June regarding low-E glass was put into effect the first week of July. The state’s residential building code used to require the use of low-E windows for their energy-efficiency benefits, but an emergency rule the North Carolina Building Code Council recently adopted now […]

Supreme Court to Hear Industry Challenge to New EPA Regulations

Feb 20th, 2014

The general counsel for the Glass Association of North America (GANA) says he’s “guardedly optimistic” that the Supreme Court will favorably view the challenge by GANA and other members of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to the proposed new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards dealing with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. NAM will be heading […]

Manufacturers’ EPA Challenge to be Heard Before Supreme Court

Oct 17th, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will accept the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and other associations’ petition challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of greenhouse gases, according to a release from the Glass Association of North America (GANA), which is a part of the coalition challenging the EPA regulations. NAM president and […]

GANA Tackles Glass Issues in Recent Meeting

Sep 23rd, 2013

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) wrapped up its fall conference last Friday which included a variety of discussions surrounding glass products. Within the technical committee, chaired by Mike Rupert of PPG Industries, the group had a number of documents to discuss. These included the efforts of a task group chaired by Jeff Nixon […]

Daylight and Views Top Energy Discussions During Annual Conference

Jan 25th, 2013

Wednesday was energy day at the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Annual Conference, underway this week at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa. Numerous speakers throughout the day focused on the topic and how glass relates. During the energy division session, the group heard from Mudit Saxena of Heshong Mahone Group who gave […]

Foreign-Born and Young Flat Glass Employees are More Prone to Workplace Injuries

Nov 29th, 2012

Window companies that make their own insulating glass will be interested in a webinar that took place this week which warned an audience of flat glass attendees to avoid becoming too comfortable in the work environment, especially when it comes to young and foreign-born workers. These groups are the most at risk for severe injuries […]

GANA Members Focus on Energy Matters and LCA

Sep 20th, 2012


Energy was the topic of discussion yesterday when Energy Division committees convened in Chicago as part of the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Fall Conference. Both the technical committee and advocacy committee met to discuss a number of topics, ranging from educational opportunities to government affairs. Members of the technical committee covered areas such […]

Codes, Standards, Market Will Drive Disclosure of Product LCA

Mar 19th, 2012

There’s increasing pressure on manufacturers to disclose the environmental impact of a product from cradle to grave, from extraction of the raw material through disposal, says Jeff Inks, vice president of code and regulatory affairs for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) in Washington, D.C. Inks made a presentation about life cycle analysis (LCA) […]