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  • GlassBuild America attendees say we’re one step closer
    The overall mood at GlassBuild America 2012 was positive, with most agreeing the worst is over and suppliers reporting increased sales over 2011. Still, many remained conservative in their predictions for the coming year.
  • Companies look to employees to help shoulder the burden
    See results of Glass Magazine's "Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits Survey." 
  • Code changes will contribute to increased utilization
    In recent times, the use of low-emissivity glass has trended upward (see attached PDF). Given the upcoming changes to the International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE 90.1 regulations, low-E penetration is estimated to go up even more.
  • Next decade to see dramatic growth in global green building
    Since the establishment of the U.S. Green Building Council in 1993 and the United Kingdom-based Building Research Establishment in 1990, many organizations have formed around the world to promote green building. 
  • Congress included about $100 billion for education in the stimulus law last year to cushion the recession’s impact on schools and to help fuel an economic recovery, according to a February article in The New York Times. Even though a small portion of that education money was directly designated for school construction — $100 million for impact aid schools — states have...
  • The Federal Reserve has introduced a generous surge of money in the financial system, but this could result in higher inflation, expected to reappear in 2011 and 2012.See attached PDF for more information.
  • Tight lending standards have the industry in a chokehold, as builders and developers, business owners, and consumers struggle to secure the financing necessary to bankroll construction projects, invest in personnel and equipment, and purchase or remodel homes.
  • Experts at Outlook 2010 say economy is on the mend, but recovery will be slow, difficult
    The recession that gripped the nation since December 2007 is beginning to end, but we are not out of the woods, said the economists at the Outlook 2010 Executive Conference, Oct. 15-16, Washington, D.C.
  • The financial crisis has had a deep impact on economic activity over the last 18 months. What started as a problem related to the securitization of sub-prime mortgages has expanded to affect practically all aspects of the economy.
  • Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors, Arlington, Va., said $135 billion of the $787 billion stimulus package would likely end up being used for various construction projects. He expected about $30 billion to $40 billion of that amount to be spent this year.The table below breaks down stimulus spending by category and agency.
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