Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Super Sky Products Enterprises LLC, offering high quality, custom extruded aluminum skylighting, unveiled its updated website, which offers clients easy navigation, downloadable features, details/specifications and project photos, according to an Oct. 1 company release. Focused on providing complete information about glass, point-supported, hurricane/impact-rated, blast, photovoltaic and...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued a response in September on the final Energy Star Draft Specification released by the Environmental Protection Agency in late July, recommending that the EPA take the necessary steps to separate tubular daylighting devices and skylight criteria, according to an Oct. 1 AAMA release. According to AAMA, "Continuing to dismiss the overall...
  • Solar Innovations Inc. recently completed testing on two skylight variations, the flat or “side glazed” skylight and the pyramidal skylight, with air, water, structural, impact and cycle tests to ultimately adhere to state hurricane codes, such as Florida impact testing, according to a Sept. 2 company release. The tests were completed at Solar Innovations' in-house test lab and are considered “...
  • During lunch on May 2 at Wolfgang Puck's Spago in Beverly Hills, a skylight cracked and glass fell on at least two customers, including chef Bernhard Mairinger, according to The Hollywood Reporter."I was literally sitting right underneath it," Mairinger said to the Reporter. "It’s two glasses on top of each other. The bottom one cracked...and fell down on [my girlfriend and me]. It was the two of...
  • The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that skylights can contribute to heat gain and loss 40 percent more than windows. However, there are ways to maximize the energy efficiency of skylights. Both tubular and flat skylights can become more energy-efficient when size, location, slope, materials and ventilation are worked at their optimum. Read how.
  • Wasco Skylight Products Inc., [Sanford, Maine] one of the nation's largest skylight manufacturers, announced today it has introduced a new glass into its portfolio of high-performance glazings -- one with the ability to respond to fluctuating sunlight and heat conditions by electronically changing its tint, according to a Nov. 30 benzinga.com report.
  • Action News has learned a roofer has died after an accident Tuesday [March 16] afternoon in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.Police say the 45-year-old man was doing work on a roof when he fell about 30 feet through the skylight on the roof of the building, according to a March 17 6abc.com report.
  • A 10-year-old boy was left with serious head injuries after falling through the roof of a Camden Town pub [United Kingdom].The youngster was playing on the roof of Tommy Flynn's on Camden High Street on Monday [March 1] evening when he crashed through a skylight above the gents toilets, according to a March 4 Ham & High 24 report.
  • Solyndra, a Fremont, Calif., solar-panel maker that received a $535 million federal loan guarantee in March to build a massive new factory, filed Friday [Dec. 18, 2009] for a $300 million initial public stock offering, one of the largest such offerings in the past few years.Officials with the company were not immediately available for comment. But the firm disclosed its plans in a...
  • A 7-year-old boy fell through a skylight at a mall [in Jacksonville, Fla.] this [Dec. 31, 2009] afternoon.The store manager of the Pineapple Post, Gail Tetreault said she went to get her mail and saw a child fall through a skylight this afternoon at the Coste Verde shopping plaza, according to a Dec. 31, 2009, firstcoastnews.com report. 
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