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  • Officials at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, are working on a revision to its standard 90.1 to increase building energy efficiency by 30 percent by 2030, and reduce the window-to-wall ratio on the prescriptive path to 30 percent from the current 40 percent maximum. This will limit the light to solar heat gain ratio for the prescriptive...
  • Glasspex India 2009, International Exhibition for Glass Production - Processing – Products, will feature the special show “Solar Energy Generation". Nine companies from Germany, Austria and the Netherlands will present trendsetting developments and applications in form of innovative solar modules, glass and solar energy systems, solar collectors and photovoltaic cells, according...
  • Twenty jobs have been saved by a Learning and Skills Council-funded training package.The health and safety course means staff at St. Helens glass giant Pilkington can operate a new solar panel production line from next January, according to a Sept.  22 Liverpool Echo report.
  • Innovative Glass Corp.’s smart E Glass will be featured in the “Mile High Skyscraper” episode of a new television series for Discovery Channel called Mega-Engineering.The program, which is scheduled to first air on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at 10 p.m. ET, explores whether humans could build “Extopia”–a mile-high skyscraper–in the future, and...
  • John De Gorter, 81, of Charlotte, N.C., died peacefully Sept. 16 surrounded by his family. A well-known and respected figure in the flat glass industry for more than 60 years, De Gorter was a member of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., since its inception in 1948. He and his father, Daniel, were responsible for the importation of glass from Belgium and France. De Gorter was president...
  • Emirates Glass LLC, one of the leading processors of architectural flat glass in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments, has announced that its new AED 100 million glass coating line has commenced operations earlier this month and is now online. The Terra G coating line is set to boost EGL's manufacturing capacity threefold up to 3.5 million square...
  • Edgetech U.K. recently announced that Super Spacer TriSeal has earned a coveted position in the Construction Products Association’s Innovation and Achievement Showcase 2009 in the “Energy and Carbon Saving” category, according to a Sept. 22 release. The annual showcase includes building products that address the U.K. government’s initiatives to reduce energy consumption...
  • Code ready standards such as Standard 189 may have some serious competition. In collaboration with The American Institute of Architects and the American Society for Testing and Materials, the International Code Council recently announced its new International Green Construction Code initiative. The result of the initiative will be “IGCC: Safe and Sustainable By the Book,” a stand-...
  • Serious Materials, Sunnyvale, Calif., has closed $60 million in Series C financing, according to a Sept. 22 release. The round was led by Mesirow Financial, a diversified financial services firm in Chicago. Additional new investors included Enertech Capital, Cheyenne and Saints Capital. Previous investors including New Enterprise Associates, Foundation Capital, Rustic Canyon Partners,...
  • Originally the distribution arm of Gardner Glass Products Inc., a U.S. coatings-to-glass manufacturer since 1962, Dreamwalls OnGlass Experts opened Sept. 21.Visit the new Web site.Read a related story.
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...