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  • Most of us by now are accustomed to hearing the term “net zero” when talking about innovative houses and small commercial buildings. But now we’re starting to hear about a concept that is even more avant-garde: the triple-zero house.It’s the brain-child of German architect and engineer Werner Sobek. By triple-zero, Sobek means a building that is energy self-sufficient (...
  • The Building Enclosure Technology & Environment Council Symposium addressed Retrofitting Building Enclosures for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. The symposium took place Dec. 10, co-located with Ecobuild America at the Washington Convention Center.Wagdy Anis, BETEC chairman, and principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Cambridge, Mass., moderated the symposium. BETEC proposes that...
  • 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...
  • Company pledges significant industrial energy-efficiency improvementsPPG Industries has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Save Energy Now LEADER Program, reinforcing the company’s voluntary efforts to significantly reduce its industrial energy intensity.In a Washington, D.C., ceremony on Dec. 2, Victoria M. Holt, PPG senior vice president, glass and fiber glass, and co-chair of...
  • 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...
  • Company to team with Traco, DuPont to replace 319 windowsPPG Industries will donate more than 1,900 square feet of Starphire ultra-clear glass to restore 319 windows at Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterwork in Mill Run, Pa.The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, owner of Fallingwater, said the five-year project will replace window glass that has become cloudy and lost...
  • Construction of what would be North America's tallest building may move forward thanks to unions that not only want their workers to build it but are trying to put together a deal to help pay for it. A group of union pension funds — eager to provide work for union workers — are in talks to loan $170 million to Irish developer Shelbourne Development Group so construction of the...
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  • 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...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • 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...