Posts Tagged ‘ glazing ’

Michigan’s House of Rep. Introduces Energy Efficiency Legislation Impacting Glass and Glazing

Oct 14th, 2021

Rep. Mark Huizenga introduced a bill to amend the “Property assessed clean energy act” during a session for Michigan’s House of Representatives on October 5. The bill, No. 5357, referred to the Committee on Energy, aims to amend the title of 2010’s Act No. 270 and introduce a new section which discusses how glass, glazing […]

Energy Star Innovation

Sep 24th, 2021

“It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.”—Winston Churchill After attending GlassBuild last week and reviewing innovations that can help improve thermal performance, I’m encouraged! The new low-E coatings and combinations of coatings, along with some new work on thin triples, advises us that we can achieve lower […]

FEMA’s New Guideline Explains How to Assess Exterior Glazing for Wind Vulnerabilities

Oct 11th, 2019

As increasingly powerful hurricanes continue to make landfall in the U.S., resulting in extensive wind damage to critical facilities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed FEMA P-2062: Guidelines for Wind Vulnerability Assessments of Existing Critical Facilities. The document provides design professionals with guidelines for assessing the vulnerability of critical facilities, including glass doors and […]

Guardian Issues Price Increase

Apr 22nd, 2014

Guardian Industries issued a letter to customers recently informing them of a price increase to take effect May 19, 2014. The company implemented a similar price increase last November. Several products are listed in the letter, signed by Bill Widmann, vice president of sales and marketing. “Guardian continues to experience higher costs for the materials […]

Glass Companies Work to Educate on Using Proper Glass Selections

Mar 24th, 2014

With glass technology, building codes, and even the makeup of the architecture field all experiencing significant change during recent years, the need for information and education about low-E glass and solar control options—as well as how those choices interact—is increasing, say some industry members. “Architects now are being asked to meet ever-increasing energy codes,” says […]

BLS Reports Glass Import, Export Prices up for Latest Four-, 12-month Periods

Mar 17th, 2014

Import prices for glass and glassware rose 1.4 percent between February 2013 and February 2014, while export prices increased 0.6 percent during that time period, according to the latest release of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Import and Export Price Indexes. More recently, import prices are up 0.4 percent between October 2013 and […]

Glass Can Withstand 200 mph Winds, But What about Flying Debris?

Nov 18th, 2013

Finding a glass that can withstand 200 mile-per-hour (mph) winds is one thing, but somehow finding the kind that can also withstand the wind-borne debris that accompanies such a powerful storm is another matter entirely, say several experts. The topic is a timely one now, given the swath of destruction left in the Philippines last […]

Full EPDs Could Soon Be Headed to the Glass Industry

Nov 15th, 2013

The chairman of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) working group on whole building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) says he thinks it’s not if the glass industry officially embraces a specific Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) that would compare and contrast every building’s environmental footprint. Just when. Wayne B. Trusty, who is also a […]

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