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Glass for Europe: energy saving potential of windows impeded by an inadequate EU policy framework

A new study commissioned by Glass for Europe to ECOFYS provides a clear picture of the minimum requirements for window replacement in the residential sector.

Section: News Date: 2017-05-22 Representative organizations

Perry to support Energy-Efficient Building Codes

Rick Perry has been selected by President Trump to run the Department of Energy (DOE). Perry testified in a confirmation hearing before the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee last week, a...

Section: News Date: 2017-01-23 Government

International Code Requirements 2017 for Commercial Glazing Systems

The family of I-codes published by the International Code Council (ICC) is the most widely used in the history of U.S. construction codes. Townhouses, condominiums more than four stories high, and...

Section: News Date: 2017-01-19 Industry update

Building Codes legal battle heats up

The American Bar Association (ABA) will vote in August on a resolution urging Congress to pass legislation that provides limited free online access to standards incorporated into state and local const...

Section: News Date: 2016-07-18 Government

GlassCon discussions focus attention on laminated glass, codes and railings

Recent changes in building codes, particularly to the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), are driving increased interest in and use of laminated glass in railings and balustrades.

Section: News Date: 2016-07-14 Government

ICC acts on industry proposals

During the recent International Code Council (ICC) 2016 Committee Action Hearings decisions were made on some notable glazing and fenestration industry-related proposals.

Section: News Date: 2016-04-26 Industry update

National Glass Association Publishes updated Guide to Glass and Glazing Requirements

The National Glass Association (NGA) has published the newly revised Guide to the Glass and Glazing Requirements of the Model Building Codes—5th Edition, a valuable reference to federal glazing laws, ...

Section: News Date: 2016-03-07 Industry update

Australia: keeping up with energy efficient building

Myths and misconceptions, poor standards and slow industry are some of the reasons why Australia is behind the rest of the world with regards to energy efficiency, with its inefficient residential...

Section: News Date: 2015-01-28 Energy saving

Canadian Glass Association chooses new management company

The Canadian Glass Association (CGA) has selected Centric Management and Consulting to serve as its new management company. Centric currently manages the Glass Association of North America (GANA),...

Section: News Date: 2014-07-16 Representative organizations

SageGlass and Lutron co-presenting at AIA Convention 2014

SageGlass dynamic glass is on display at the SAGE booth and an integrated SageGlass-Lutron display is featured at the Lutron booth at the AIA Convention 2014, taking place until 28 June, in Chicago.

Section: News Date: 2014-06-27 Events

US: push toward energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is looking to move fast in the US thanks to a recent legislation decision, leading many industry experts and others optimistic that a more effective national standard is soon on the...

Section: News Date: 2013-07-10 Energy saving

PPG introduces Vistacool Atlantica glass for commercial buildings

Vistacool Atlantica from PPG combines high visible light transmittance (VLT) and good solar control performance in an emerald-green aesthetic. In a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU) with...

Section: News Date: 2013-04-11 Glazing / Insulating Glass

AAMA releases updated standard for residential installations

An updated standard has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) which regards the installation of residential replacement windows without the removal of existing...

Section: News Date: 2013-03-20 Representative organizations

Corning Museum of Glass: renovation begins on new 500-seat glassmaking hotshop

The former Steuben Glass factory adjacent to The Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, NY, is presently undergoing renovations, and will become the largest space in the world for public glassblowing...

Section: News Date: 2013-01-21 Art & culture

AAMA National Fall Conference: industry closer to developing PCR for windows

During the recent AAMA National Fall Conference, work continued on the drafting of product category rules for windows; while the joint task group made up of AAMA, GANA, IGMA and WDMA, is presently...

Section: News Date: 2012-10-19 Representative organizations

SAGE’s Dr. Helen Sanders named one of USGlass Magazine’s Top 100 influencers

Vice President of Technical Business Development at SAGE, Dr. Helen Sanders, Ph.D., was named one of USGlass Magazine’s Top 100 Influencers. Dr. Sanders has 15 years of experience in the glass i...

Section: News Date: 2012-09-20 People

Glazing Executives Forum line-up announced

The 7th Annual Glazing Executives Forum will feature discussions on the economy, green building, project management and other key issues facing the glass industry, including an economic forecast,...

Section: News Date: 2012-05-22 Events

Kolbe: impact resistant windows and doors at the 2012 International Builders Show

At the 2012 International Builders Show (IBS), visitors had the possibility of seeing Kolbe's hurricane impact resistant products, tested extensively to meet or exceed the strict building codes of...

Section: News Date: 2012-02-28 Product news

NGA: 2010 guide to glass and glazing requirements out now

The National Glass Association``s best-selling 2010 Guide to the Glass and Glazing Requirements of the Model Building Codes is now available, according to a 12 May 2010 release. This updated,...

Section: News Date: 2010-05-20 Recycling

New Zealand: compulsory double glazing under new building codes

New Zealand Energy Minister Pete Hodgson signalled on 5 September 2004 that double glazing of windows in new homes could become compulsory in southern parts of New Zealand within the next three...

Section: News Date: 2004-09-14 Representative organizations
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