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  • How to avoid installation problems
    Exterior wall construction has evolved during the past century and a half. We have moved from massive masonry walls that support the floors of a building to slender walls that hang off the slabs. The heavy load-bearing masonry walls of the past absorbed rainwater and dried to the inside and outside. Contemporary glass and metal curtain walls rely on sealants and gaskets to prevent leakage to the...
  • April Glass Magazine
    Leon Silverstein President and chief executive officer Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Tamarac, Fla.   Education: 1982, Bachelor of Science in communications, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.  Career: 1998-present, present and chief executive officer, Arch Aluminum & Glass Co., Tamarac, Fla.; 1995-98, president and chief operating officer, Arch Aluminum & Glass; 1990-95,...
  •   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...
  • The basics: The University of Oregon’s Lillis Business Complex in Eugene went green with its building envelope, using low-emissivity glass in addition to building integrated photovoltaics. The 145,000-square-foot building received Silver certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program of the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C. The players: Architect...
  • 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...
  • The basics: The $6 million, 17,000-square-foot Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska, is the first municipal building in Alaska to earn accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification program. The building features clerestory windows over the main library, and a glass-encased room that projects out of the main building,...
  • 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...
  • Basic strategies to attract online shoppers
    Seventy percent of U.S. households use the Internet to shop locally for products and services, according to a 2005 study by The Kelsey Group, a Princeton, N.J., market-consulting firm that focuses on Yellow Pages, electronic directories, small-business advertising and search-engine marketing. This puts the Internet on par with newspapers and print Yellow Pages as an information resource for...
  • Part four of four in the e-glass HR seriesStop smoking, lose weight and watch your cholesterol. This has become the mantra for many glass company executives who are taking a proactive approach to health care by encouraging healthy lifestyles among employees...
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