Technology, products evolve as green structures become the norm
March 25, 2009
Coating, an integral part of glass manufacturing, can be divided into roughly two types: low-emissivity coatings, which improve the energy efficiency of glass used in architectural and automotive applications; and specialty coatings, which enhance the electro-optical, catalytic, or conducting properties of glass. Specialty coatings have currently become a major value-added market for the flat...
March 23, 2009
Architects, a demanding bunch, push for performance, innovative design and aesthetics. Read about the trends in larger lite sizes, custom curtain wall, green glazing, aluminum panels, steel curtain wall and energy rating education in articles authored by representatives from leading companies in the industry.
Seize today’s opportunities with advanced glazing technologies
March 16, 2009
The February stimulus package got everyone, including the glass and glazing industry, scrambling to take advantage of the $787 billion boost. From the new tax rebate for energy efficient windows, to the dollars for renovation of schools and government buildings, to reduce energy costs and improve sustainability, everyone wants a piece of the action.
What role does 'green' play in your business?
March 2, 2009
CommercialChuck Mowrey, vice president of business development, Carmel Architectural Sales, Anaheim, Calif.Daylighting devices, carbon footprint calculations and thermal performance are "green" areas in our business. In Southern California, Carmel has exclusive distributorship of Solatube, a daylighting device installed in ceilings/roofs, especially schools.Code changes around thermal...
February 23, 2009
Green was the theme of the 2009 GlassWeek and Building Envelope Contractors Conference, even topping talk of the grim outlook for construction. The meetings, hosted by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., were held back-to-back Feb. 12-17 at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
December 12, 2008
Building Information Modeling was the all-encompassing theme at this year’s Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-11.The meeting was held in cooperation with: American Institute of Architects, Building Smart Alliance, Green Mechanical Council, and SCIP or Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice. Co-located conferences...
November 26, 2008
Solar as a trend has so far been mainly in Europe, says Russell J. Ebeid, president, Glass Group, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills. Mich. “Europeans have always been into use of glass of unique nature; whereas U.S. is more vanilla [in its use of unique glass], not exotic,” he said. “And that’s because the builders in the U.S. don’t pay for exotic.” The U...
Potential and risks for U.S. glass industry
November 26, 2008
The U.S. is starting to wake up as far as solar power is concerned, and much of it is in the south.
November 20, 2008
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.
Photovoltaic industry offers significant growth opportunities for glass companies
September 16, 2008
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.