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  • Renson, developer of ventilation and solar shading products, joined a strategic marketing partnership with Deceuninck North America. The company installed its Invisivent Evo thermally broken ventilation system onto the Deceuninck Revolution Tilt & Turn window system. Selling to the same fabrication customers, Renson and Deceuninck offer a complete product featuring low energy consumption and...
  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope partnered with Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation on "The Future of Energy," an interdisciplinary research program, according to an Oldcastle release. The full-day conference was held on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City."The Future of Energy" is devoted to exploring key questions facing...
  • Boosted by demand for energy-efficient building, output of low-emissivity glass in China increased by 33.3 percent in 2012, according to the Research and Markets Global and Chinese Low-E Glass Industry Report, 2013-2016 report. In 2012, more than 20 new low-E production lines came online, and a large number of low-E lines are expected to begin operating in 2013 and 2014, according to the report.
  • The U.S. Green Building Council voted to adopt LEED v4 and announced it will launch the newest version of the LEED green building rating system at Greenbuild this fall. “There are 46 countries and territories around the world and all 50 U.S. states (and the District of Columbia) represented in the voting pool for LEED v4, which includes an extraordinarily diverse group of industry...
  • The Green Building Advisory Committee recommended the General Services Administration use the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standard as its primary means of measuring the overall efficiency of agency buildings, particularly in terms of energy and water. According to a FederalNewsRadio.com report, the committee made the recommendation after studying more than 160 tools and...
  • LEED-certified existing buildings are outpacing their newly built counterparts, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. As of this December 2011, square footage of LEED-certified existing buildings surpassed LEED-certified new construction by 15 million square feet on a cumulative basis, according to a Dec. 7 USGBC release.Historically, USGBC has seen the stock of LEED-certified green...
  • Officials from Glasswerks announced the launch of E-Space Systems, June 24, during the Dwell on Design show in Los Angeles. E-Space Systems is a group of ecologically minded designers, architects, engineers and manufacturers committed to creating building components that allow energy-efficient dwellings to be quickly assembled. Glasswerks is one of 11 E-Space Systems strategic allies, which also...
  • The oil giant Chevron has transformed an old refinery site in California into a test bed for seven advanced photovoltaic solar technologies, which the company is evaluating for use at its facilities worldwide, according to a March 22 article in The New York Times.
  • The International Code Council and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. have merged their efforts, rather than compete, to develop the nation’s first “green” model code for commercial buildings. The model code, released on March 15, is open for public comment through May 14 but now is available to jurisdictions. Version 2.0, based on...
  • A local glass manufacturing company is seeking a federal grant to help it expand, create dozens of jobs and form a partnership with the University of Connecticut to train students in green energy technology.Flabeg Solar U.S. Corp., the former Naugatuck Glass Co., plans to add about 80 jobs to its work force of 92 employees, according to a Feb. 19 Republican-American report. 
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  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...