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GANA Fall Conference Talks High-Performance Façades

Oct 15th, 2015

Steve Selkowitz of LBNL spoke to GANA Fall Conference attendees about high-performance building opportunities.

The glazing world is becoming increasingly complex and is dependent on many factors that need to be balanced. Steve Selkowitz with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL) spoke during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Fall Conference Flat Glass Division meeting Wednesday about tools and resources that can help create high-performance, integrated facades. Selkowitz explained […]

IGMA Hashes Out Technical Committee Matters

Oct 9th, 2015

IGMA’s Fall Conference is underway this week in Denver.

Things continue to get technical this week in Denver. The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Fall Conference commenced Wednesday with the Technical Services Committee, chaired by Jeff Haberer of Trulite Industries. One of the more controversial discussions surrounded the tolerances for IG Cavity Width Task Group, which held a closed meeting. The scope of the […]

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 […]