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  • According to early reports, more than 26,000 attendees hit the first day of the 2008 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston, and some exhibitors estimate that total attendance reached more than 28,000. Total attendance reached 22,835 in 2007.
  • There is a risk in going green. I don't suggest it is a bad idea to make your products green or energy efficient. The law, industry standards, associations' recommendations, and owner expectations strongly suggest you do so and often times require you to do so. I do suggest it is a bad idea to focus on the wrong kind of green.
  • Photovoltaic industry offers significant growth opportunities for glass companies
    The PV industry is expected to see annual growth between 40 percent and 50 percent during the next several years. Glass manufacturers and processors will be required to serve a critical role in this developing industry. Click here for a free PDF download of this article.
  • The Family Circus comic strip might have represented it best. Whenever something went wrong in the busy household-a lamp was broken or milk was spilled-the parents would ask, "Who did it?" All of the children would point fingers and say, "Not me!" Meanwhile, an invisible gremlin with "Not me" written across its chest was running around causing all sorts of problems.
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens makes efficiency a priority during massive renovations
     Nothing seems greener in an urban setting than a garden conservatory—an indoor space dedicated to growing countless varieties of plants, acting as a natural haven for visitors. And often nothing is greener, as long as green doesn’t refer to energy efficiency. Greenhouses by nature are poor energy performers, says Jim Smith, head of Montgomery Smith Inc. in Burlington, Ky....
  • Dazzling NumbersContract glaziers’ gross sales dim last year’s numbersIn October 2006, the Dow Jones industrial average passed 12,000 for the first time. Seven months later, it’s been closing consistently at more than 13,000. Contract glazing companies in the United States also have been putting up impressive numbers. Of the 34 companies returning to the chart of leading U.S....
  • Opportunities for glazing industry through LEED
    LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is a program of the U.S. Green Building Council. The glass industry has a significant role to play in LEED projects through the use of high-performance insulating glass units that exceed the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1. In addition, points can be achieved by using glass for daylighting and to enable views to the outside. The...
  • Eye on windows
     Trends in today’s marketplace include rising energy costs, environmental responsibility, green building practices and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, D.C. Windows are a primary source of energy exchange in a commercial building. One square foot of window conducts about 10 times as much heat as one square...
  •   Part four of four in the e-glass green series. Read part one, part two and part three.The United States lags behind countries in Europe and Japan in use of building integrated photovoltaics. However, that trend is changing as technological advancements will allow building owners to get solar technology at less of a cost and architects to more easily integrate it into design...
  • Communication critical during photovoltaic installations Part three of four in the e-glass green series. Read part one and part two.In the push to go green, building integrated photovoltaics have become a hot product in projects nationwide. While only a fraction of buildings feature BIPV, glass companies should be prepared for the growing solar trend...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
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    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...