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  • Nancy Sutley, chair for council on environmental quality for the White House and President Obama’s principal environmental adviser, provided an update on the President’s achievements in changing energy and environmental policies since he took office, and outlined future plans during the closing plenary for the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 13, in Phoenix.One...
  • RavenBrick, Denver, debuted a smart window technology during the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Nov. 11-13. RavenWindow, the company’s thermochromic switchable window, automatically tints when the glass temperature rises.

  • Green construction will do much more than reduce emissions and better the environment; it will also make the United States more secure and improve the economy, according to former Vice President Al Gore, Nobel Laureate, and author. Gore spoke Nov. 11 during the opening keynote and celebration of the Greenbuild National Conference and Expo in Phoenix.

  • The green building market, including nonresidential and residential construction, is likely to more than double from today’s $36-$49 billion to $96-$104 billion by 2013, according to a release of green building facts from the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C., the host of the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 11-13 in Phoenix.

  • The recent Vitrum show, Oct. 28-31, in Milan, proved to be a great success for Glaston despite difficult times in the glass processing industry, according to a Nov. 11 release. Glaston’s new approach to presenting its technology and solutions, Virtual Factory, was well received by the visitors. In addition, a new customer showroom that shows all the technology in action was...
  • Global glass manufacturer Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., will present its line of solar glass products at the third Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit, Nov. 11-12, in Seville, Spain (Booth #7), according to a Nov. 9 release. Guardian will feature its EcoGuard Solar Boost-LP, laminated parabolic mirrors for concentrating solar power applications, which provides best-...
  • Despite the overall downturn in exhibition activity during 2009, the 16th Vitrum international trade fair for machinery, equipment and systems for the processing of flat and hollow glass; glass; and finished products, Oct. 28-31, in Milan, posted excellent visitor attendance from Italy and more than 100 countries, according to a Nov. 5 release.A large number of visitors toured the three...
  • The Fenzi Group, Italy, showcased several innovations at Vitrum 2009, Oct. 28-31, Milan, according to a Nov. 5 release. In the stand dedicated to Glass Alliance--an international network to which the group belongs and that produces and distributes worldwide everything necessary for industrial production of insulating glass units--trade professionals got a chance to take a close-up view...
  • Vitrum, the international trade fair for machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass; glass; and finished products, wrapped up Oct. 31. The third day of the show saw 6,256 visitors, 2,967 foreigners and 3,289 Italians, according to an Oct. 30 release.Although machinery and special products for glass processing are a niche sector, this industry has always been a factor of excellence...
  • Based on a report by Federmacchine, it seems that the first half of 2009 was marked by a 31.9 percent collapse in Italy’s industrial production, with a 9 percent reduction in the second quarter, compared to the first, according to an Oct. 29 Vitrum release. The blow to businesses, and to the nation’s economy, is shocking given that this sector is one of the mainstays of...
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  • 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...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
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