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  • 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...
  • How glass and glazing earn points in the government’s green building certification program Learn about photovoltaics in the next issue of e-glass weekly. Read part one of the e-glass green series here.The growing popularity of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program of the U.S. Green Building Council of Washington, D.C., means architects will want more natural...
  • See next week's e-glass weekly for more in our e-glass green seriesToday, green building represents about 10 percent of commercial construction. However, the energy-efficient trend is quickly growing as owners and architects respond to rising energy costs with sustainable design...
  • Daylighting headlines 2006 GreenBuild Conference and Expo
    More than 700 exhibitors and a record 13,000 visitors descended on the Colorado Convention Center in Denver Nov. 14-17 for the 2006 GreenBuild Conference and Expo. “Let the sunshine in!” was a popular sentiment at the event, where daylighting design, products and controls dominated the seminars and show floor. Good daylighting designThe educational program at this year’s event...
  • Energy efficiency takes center stage
     International Glass Technology Seminar & Trade Show in India Going green was the main theme at the 4th International Glass Technology Seminar & Trade Show in India. Held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, the trade show ran Dec. 8-10 with 21,600 total attendees, 8,100 more than last year.Seminar sessions on the first day were dedicated to green architecture, emphasizing the...
  • Help owners squeeze the last bit of efficiency into the design of these bread-and-butter projects
    Glazing figures prominently in a series of small office buildings showcased in the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office Buildings. The guide was published in 2005 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers of Atlanta; the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Department of Energy, both in Washington, D.C.; the Illuminating Engineering Society...
  • Advance the argument for incorporating photovoltaics in new construction
    The generation of clean electricity is an overbearing issue in today’s American economy. With the requirements of reducing the use of foreign fuel, coupled with the need to reduce greenhouse gases, photovoltaics have become a market force within the construction industry. Solar electricity is the effect of generating electricity when exposing a semiconductor to light.Recent increases in...
  • In 2002, Los Angeles officials approved an ordinance requiring that all public buildings in excess of 7,500 square feet be certified for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design by the U.S. Green Building Council of Washington, D.C. Among the first buildings to achieve those ratings were two concrete block-and-glass branch libraries completed in 2003. The libraries were the subjects of an...
  • The nation’s green building trend continues to drive demand for high-performance glass despite rising prices, architects say...
  • With the 2006 edition of the international codes barely off the press, the 2006-07 International Code Council’s code-change cycle has already begun. Although at the time this was written the ICC had not posted the record-breaking 2,300 proposals submitted for this cycle on www.iccsafe.org, it is possible to get an idea what the “hot” topics for glass and glazing will be, based...
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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...
  • Read about the winners
    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...