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  • Registration is now open for GPD Finland 2013, to be held June 11-15 in Tampere, Finland. Final program details will be available soon, according to GPD organizers. To register, visit www.gpd.fi. 
  • Glass industry representatives are gathering this week in San Diego for the 2013 Glass Association of North America Annual Conference. The conference kicked off Monday morning with the Decorative Division Technical Committee, covering a range of items including a new Glazing Informational Bulletin on the "Recyclability of Architectural Glass Products," to task group discussions on product color,...
  • The deadline for submitting an abstract for GPD Finland 2013 is December 17. To submit a paper for consideration, click here. More information about the event, scheduled for June 11-15 in Tampere, Finland, is available here.
  • The glass and glazing industry took one step closer to developing product category rules for windows during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Fall Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., yesterday.Product category rules (PCR) serve as the basis for environmental product declarations—also known as eco-labels—that disclose the life cycle environmental performance of a product....
  • Glass Performance Days will host the China edition of the event in Beijing, May 22-23, 2013, and organizers have announced a call for papers.GPD China 2013 will address energy management in buildings, particularly as it affects the future of glass technology in developing countries. Speakers interested in submitting papers can do so here. The deadline for submitting an abstract is December 31,...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo came to a close, Sept. 14, after three days of networking, business deals, new product introductions and education at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Nearly 6,700 attendees walked the show floor and visited more than 330 exhibitors.“We are all very pleased with the industry support; the show far exceeded our expectations,” said Denise Sheehan...
  • Economist Jeff Dietrich advised attendees at the 2012 Glazing Executives Forum to "make your move." Dietrich, senior analyst for the Institute for Trend Research, was the keynote speaker for the 7th annual forum, held Sept. 13 as part of GlassBuild America in Las Vegas. More than 200 glazing industry representatives attended the meeting, sponsored by the National Glass Association.Dietrich...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance will hold its annual Performance and Innovation in Insulating Glass Educational Seminar, September 11 and 12, in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, September 12-14, in Las Vegas."Our program has had great attendance over the years, but we wanted to make it a no-brainer to attend," says Margaret Webb, IGMA executive...
  • Officials of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association announced registration is now open for the AAMA National Fall Conference, to be held October 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Santa Ana Pueblo in Albuquerque, N.M. Attendees who register by September 21 will receive the early bird registration rate. Click here for more information.
  • The National Glass Association announced the addition of a Solar Power Symposium to the GlassBuild America educational agenda. The high-level session will feature expert speakers from the photovoltaics and building construction industries, and will take place Friday, Sept. 14. 
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