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  • 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...
  • CityCenter, the $8.5 billion Las Vegas project, is set to open next week, despite a near bankruptcy earlier this year, according to a Dec. 9 article from Fox News. The project includes four glass and steel hotels: Mandarin Oriental, the Vdara, the Harmon and the Aria.
  • 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...
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  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • 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...