Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • IG certification tops task group discussion

    Since its last membership meeting in March, the board of the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md., released two communiqués: one regarding the proposed fee structure for the organization’s nonresidential component modeling approach rating system; and another regarding across-the-board increases in membership dues ...

  • Faour Glass Technologies of Sarasota, Fla., applied for a patent in early July on a butt-glazed system it developed that passes Miami-Dade’s stringent hurricane impact building codes ...
  • The photovoltaic industry is expected to see annual growth between 40 percent and 50 percent during the next several years. Glass manufacturers and processors will be required to serve a critical role in the developing industry ...
  • A working group for the International Standards Organization of Switzerland is nearing completion of ISO 18292: Energy performance of fenestration systems – calculation procedure ...
  • Developments in photovoltaic technology and in mass production of solar cells are beginning to drive down costs and increase cell efficiencies, according to several solar industry representatives ...

  • After several months of rumors, Oldcastle Glass finalized its acquisition of The Vistawall Group June 29 ...
  • Some speculate the fabricator will go to installations next
    Oldcastle Glass of Santa Monica, Calif., became a major player in the aluminum curtain wall, skylight and window wall market ...
  • Texas first state to sign bill
    Read a Q&A with Virginia Lee, executive director of the Texas Glass Association, about the contingent payment bill, SB 324, to be effective Sept. 1...
  • Part one of two

    What that means for glazing professionals The Indian glazing community’s reaction to the implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code is not clear yet. The code is the first of its kind in India ...

  • Industry frustration with the National Fenestration Rating Council’s new program for commercial products dominated much of the discussion at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance meetings ...
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