Posts Tagged ‘ low-E glass ’

Ready, Set, Go

Aug 4th, 2022

Well, here we are once again heading for a new version of Energy Star that will begin in 2023 with even tougher requirements. As I completed my travels during the first half of this year, I noticed an overall lack of concern regarding the upcoming Energy Star changes. My customers seemed focused on the present […]

Vitro Contributes to Weber State University’s Solar Decathlon Success

Jul 1st, 2021

Vitro Architectural Glass, formerly PPG Glass, donated Solarban® 70 solar control, low-E glass, to Weber State University’s (WSU’s) team that won first place in the energy performance contest of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon® 2020 Build Challenge. In addition to winning the energy performance contest, the WSU team’s project – now a 2,540 […]

Vitro Glass Renames Solarban 70XL By Dropping “XL”

Aug 13th, 2019

Vitro Architectural Glass, formerly PPG Glass, has changed the name of its Solarban 70XL solar control low-emissivity (low-E) glass by dropping the “XL” and calling it simply Solarban 70 glass. Robert J. Struble, Vitro Architectural Glass manager of brand and communications, emphasized that, despite the name change, there have been no changes to the glass […]

Wallside Windows Celebrates 75th Anniversary

May 21st, 2019

At Wallside Windows, family is more than just who owns the business—it is the business, says chief of staff Adam Blanck, a third-generation worker. It’s that mentality that has kept employees and customers returning to the Michigan-based company for 75 years, he suggests. “You always have to take care of your customer,” says Stanford Blanck, […]

New Energy Codes Gaining Traction

May 8th, 2014

Thomas D. Culp, president of Birch Point Consulting LLC, joined Jason Weber, director of business development for construction products at Sapa Extrusions North America, for a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) webinar last week, which highlighted the industry’s energy codes and their implications for extruded aluminum building components. As evidenced in the presentations, those codes – […]

How Prevalent is Melted Vinyl Siding—and are Windows and Glass to Blame?

Jun 12th, 2012

The industry has heard it before: a local newspaper will report on a case of melted vinyl siding and fingers are often pointed at low-E windows. The news will then die down until another case arises. However, some in the industry believe the issue of vinyl siding melting due to low-E windows is truly an […]

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