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  • A coalition of environmental, labor, veterans and religious groups formally launched a national lobbying campaign Tuesday [Sept. 8] aimed at mobilizing grass-roots support for passage of a Senate climate bill this fall.The group--dubbed Clean Energy Works--marks perhaps the most ambitious effort yet to enact legislation that would cap greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. The...
  • Plans for a new 200-meter high super sustainable skyscraper in Shenzhen, China, have been unveiled.The 96,000-square-meter building will be the regional headquarters for the Shenzhen Energy Co.The façade will be made with folded skin that shades the office complex from direct sunlight and integrates solar thermal panels, reducing the overall energy consumption of the building, according to...
  • Solyndra Inc., a Fremont [Calif.] company that designs and manufactures photovoltaic systems, is getting the backing of Uncle Sam to expand its operations, adding as many as 3,000 jobs.The U.S. Department of Energy says it will offer a $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra, according to a Sept. 4 CVBT report.
  • Builders covet LEED certification — it stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — as a way to gain tax credits, attract tenants, charge premium rents and project an image of environmental responsibility. But the gap between design and construction, which LEED certifies, and how some buildings actually perform led the program last week to announce that it would begin...
  • Oversupply and glut are the order of the day in the solar cell market as production rises while demand sinks. That may well lead to some companies going to the wall.That's according to the latest report from Displaysearch on the market for solar cells.Solar cell capacity will grow by 56 percent during this year amounting to 17GW, and that trend will continue at a compound annual growth rate of 49...
  • Applied Materials Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., today reported results for its third fiscal quarter ended July 26, 2009. Net sales were $1.13 billion, and the GAAP net loss was $55 million, or $0.04 per share, according to an Aug. 11 release. The company also reported a non-GAAP net loss for the period of $2 million, or break-even per share.“In a difficult environment, Applied improved...
  • Though green-building experts and construction lawyers laud the good intentions of the U.S. Green Building Council about its popular Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green-building rating system, many have serious concerns about at least one new requirement in the latest version of LEED, which went into effect on July 1. The requirement, a “precondition” of certification...
  • Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar visited the high-tech solar panel plant in Longmont, Colo., to call attention to a reinvigorated U.S. high-tech manufacturing sector. Salazar met with employees of an innovative solar panel company that has created more than 200 ‘green jobs’ in two years and expects to double employment by next year.“Abound Solar and hundreds of...
  • Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based XsunX is scrapping plans to build a $40 million amorphous silicon thin-film solar module manufacturing facility. But its new plan comes at one-fourth the cost, the company’s CEO Tom Djokovich told the Cleantech Group.The company is repositioning itself, with a new business model that could even bring the company back to its roots in the building-integrated...
  • Pointing to the Web site of the Environmental Defense Fund, which includes lists of companies that the group suggests would benefit from passage of cap and trade legislation, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association sent out an alert to members last week urging them to make their positions on the legislation known to their representatives.The Web site includes state maps that...
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  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...