April 1, 2009
The four-story Contra Costa County District Attorney’s headquarters in Martinez, Calif., features an impressive channel glass façade on the north and west elevations that encloses the building’s library.
April 1, 2009
The Pearl Avenue Branch Library in San Jose features a permanent public art display that combines art glass and photovoltaics. The San Jose Public Art Program commissioned the piece, Solar Illumination I: Evolution of Language, that supports the San Jose Green Vision, a 15-year plan to help solve environmental problems and to grow the local economy.
March 30, 2009
Manitoba Hydro's signature office building in Winnipeg, Manitoba Hydro Place, meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design requirements, allows ample natural daylighting to promote worker productivity, and reduces the reliance on artificial lighting systems.
Insulating glass unit analysis bolsters independent, third party certification
March 26, 2009
The results are in. A 25-year study of insulating glass units based on long-term analysis of in-the-field building performance indicates that independent, third-party certified insulating glass units tested to the most stringent level of testing perform better than IG units tested to lower levels of testing.
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.
March 20, 2009
Perched at one of the highest vantage points above Shelton, Conn.'s rapidly developing historical riverfront, the $25-million, 17-story Renaissance offers waterfront views through high-performing window systems.
March 19, 2009
TechnoformTechnoform, Twinsburg, Ohio, added Raghbir C. “Raj” Goyal as a special consultant to the company’s TGI warm edge IG spacer and Bautec structural insulating strut market divisions. As a special consultant with Technoform, he will serve as a link between the company and North American window and curtain wall manufacturers, legislators and governmental entities, and...
Must-dos for glaziers to stay on top of the game
March 17, 2009
President Obama’s energy plan to implement zero-energy building codes nationwide for all new buildings by 2030, promises to boost the number of energy-efficient projects in the near future. California has already legislated a zero-energy building requirement, slated to begin by 2020.“Sustainable building design is a growing focus for architects designing commercial, residential and...
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.