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  • Joe Deringer, visiting researcher, Building Technologies Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., discussed Building Enclosure Research at the Department of Energy at the BETEC Symposium, Dec. 10, at the Washington Convention Center.President Obama wants net zero energy buildings by 2025 and net zero energy homes by 2020, Deringer said. The American Recovery &...
  • Brandon Tinianov, chief technology officer, Serious Materials, Sunnyvale, Calif., discussed Advanced Glazing and Window Technologies at the BETEC Symposium, Dec. 10, at the Washington Convention Center.“The way I see it, there are three generations of windows: high thermal insulation, dynamic glazings and BIPVs. At present, we’re seeing some high thermal insulation; dynamic glazing...
  • Dudley G. McFarquhar, principal, MGI McFarquhar Group Inc., Mesquite, Texas, discussed Designing Commercial Energy Retrofit for Curtain Walls at the BETEC Symposium, Dec. 10, at the Washington Convention Center.“Curtain walls are a key area to focus on contribution and managing energy loads on buildings,” McFarquhar said. “It controls light transmission in vision areas. Key...
  • Wagdy Anis, BETEC chairman, and principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Cambridge, Mass., and Paul Totten, PE, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc., Rockville, Md., discussed Modernization and Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Wall Systems at the BETEC Symposium, Dec. 10, at the Washington Convention Center. Anis spoke on retrofitting existing buildings, focusing on opaque envelopes more than...
  • Nils Petermann, project manager, Efficient Windows Collaborative, Washington, D.C., spoke at the Efficient Windows Collaborative Pavilion at Ecobuild America, Dec. 10, at the Washington Convention Center. His presentation, Efficient Windows Technologies and Policies, covered a basic introduction to energy ratings for residential and commercial glazing; standard incentive programs referring to...
  • Glen Hughes, president, Glenn D. Hughes Consulting Associates, Hessel, Mich., presented a case study on the New York Times building, "High Performance Energy-Efficient Daylighting: The New York Times Building Case Study," at Ecobuild America, Dec. 9, at the Washington Convention Center. He was the director of construction at The New York Times when the new headquarters was built. See...
  • Keynote speaker Robert Peck, commissioner, Public Building Services, GSA, gave the presentation "Green Pioneer--Green Proving Ground," at Ecobuild America, Dec. 9, at the Washington Convention Center.Per legislative mandate, by 2015, the GSA has to reduce btu per gross square foot by 2 percent per year from 2003 based on existing inventory, Peck said. The agency also will...
  • Ecobuild America kicked off Dec. 8 at the Washington Convention Center. The conference will continue through Dec. 10; the exhibit is open Dec. 9-10.“'Sustainable' and 'smart' are the theme of this year’s conference,” said Laura Edwards, director of marketing, Ecobuild America. “Sustainability represents green buildings and 'smart' represents technology, such as Building...
  • The global financial and economic crisis has left its mark on the glass industry worldwide, according to a Dec. 3  Messe Düsseldorf North America release. In particular, the flat glass industry, which is heavily dependent on the construction and automotive markets, has had to deal with considerable sales declines in 2009. An example of the trend on an international level is the...
  • Glass Performance Days will launch in South America, according to a Dec. 1 release. The first GPD South America will be held May 6-7, 2010. GPD has teamed up with the organizers of the Glass South America trade fair, the Nürnberg Messe, for this pilot conference.The GPD organization also is gearing up for a continuation of its successful traditions in both China and Finland. GPD China is...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
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