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  • “Climate Change” and “Cap and Trade” were the buzz words on the second day at the GANA Fall Conference, Sept. 9, at the Wyndham Dallas.“Energy and climate are the two issues that are going to change the glass and glazing industry,” said Kim Mann, general counsel of GANA, Topeka, Kan. “NFRC, Energy Star, greenhouse emissions, carbon footprint are...
  • Keynote speaker, Russ Huffer, chairman and CEO, Apogee Enterprises Inc., Minneapolis, spoke on the State of the Glass and Glazing Industry.“North America was a very protected market,” Huffer said during the speech, which was available as a live podcast. “A lot has changed. We’re affected by the global market where any standard item can be imported at low cost;...
  • Four members spoke at the Regulatory Affairs and Marketing Committee meeting on the third day of the National Fenestration Rating Council's Summer Meeting July 30 in Chicago. Bipin Shah, president, WinBuild Inc., Fairfax, Va., talked about NFRC’s international activities. “NFRC’s activities in the international arena are designed to foster an open exchange of...
  • The technical subcommittees meeting continued on the third day of the National Fenestration Rating Council's Summer Meeting July 30 in Chicago, starting with the Attachment Subcommittee. Five task groups presented their reports: Storm Window, Dynamic Attachments for Swinging Doors, Exterior Attachments, Interior Attachments, and Storm Door and Storm Panels.Other than the task group chairs,...
  • The second day of the NFRC’s Summer Meeting in Chicago had two blocks of meetings on the agenda: Research and technology and technical.

  • Sahely Mukerji, news editor and managing editor of Glass Magazine, talks with Jim Benney, executive director, National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md.What is the status of outside development support funding for the Component Model Approach program?We got approval for $200,000 from the Department of Energy. Also got in-kind support from Southern California Edison CTAC. [Edison CTAC,...
  • During the opening session of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Summer Meeting July 28, Michael Collins, vice president, Building Products Group, Jordan, Knauff & Co., Chicago, presented “Window & Door Industry Update.” He talked about: residential and commercial market overviews, Building Information Modeling, green building update, Chinese building products...
  • The Skylight Fall Protection Task Group met for the first time June 2 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s National Summer Conference in Hershey, Pa., June 1-4. ...
  • AAMA started work on a new green rating system for fenestration products at its summer conference last week. The group also heard an update on DOE initiatives. ...
  • According to officials from the American Institute of Architects, more than 20,000 attendees gathered at the Boston Convention Center last week for the AIA 2008 National Convention and Design Exposition ...

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  • 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...
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