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  • The 21th China International Glass Industrial Technical Exhibition (China Glass 2010) will take place at the China International Exhibition Center, Beijing on June 4-7, 2010. The China Glass exhibition has been growing steadily, and the 2010 event will for the first time cover an exhibition area of more than 200,000 square feet, according to a Dec. 6 release from show organizers, the Chinese...
  • Following President Obama’s speech detailing the need for nationwide energy-efficient home improvements, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association has high expectations that a newly proposed government program will encourage consumers to invest in energy-efficient windows by applying appropriate criteria for these products.On Dec. 15, President Obama spoke at an Alexandria, Va.,...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., joined other industry associations in submitting comments in the public review for American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standard 90.1, according to a Dec. 17 release. The revision to ASHRAE 90.1 aims to increase building energy efficiency by 30 percent by the year 2030. See story. The standard, ...
  • In April 2010, new Environmental Protection Agency rules go into effect requiring that contractors "take the proper precautions to work lead-safe, including minimizing the dust, containing the work area, and conducting a thorough cleanup to reduce the potential exposure associated with disturbing lead-based paint." The rules will affect companies doing window and door replacements, and...
  • As young and developing as the solar photovoltaics industry is today, concentrating photovoltaics finds itself in an even more nascent stage, fighting for visibility and funding in a burgeoning solar market. The CPV industry is about where the thin-film PV industry was seven or eight years ago, struggling for bankability, according to Nancy Hartsoch, director of the CPV Consortium (Sunnyvale,...
  • Glass maker Apogee Enterprises Inc. said its fiscal third-quarter profit fell on declining sales as tight commercial real estate credit and unemployment worries plagued the commercial construction market.As the real estate and construction markets suffer, so do the businesses that supply them with products, according to a Dec. 17 AP report on MSN Money.com.
  • The deadline for submitting abstracts for GPD China 2010 has been extended to Jan. 20, 2010, according to a Dec. 17 release. GPD China 2010 will be held in Beijing, June 2-3.Abstracts already sent are are under review. Notification of accepted or rejected abstracts will be sent in January 2010. Abstracts should be submitted--maximum 150 words per abstract--as e-mail attachment...
  • Builders in November broke ground on more U.S. homes, a sign the recovery in homebuilding may carry through into 2010.Housing starts rose 8.9 percent to an annual rate of 574,000, the Commerce Department said today [Dec. 16] in Washington. Building permits, a sign of future construction, climbed to the highest level in a year.Government tax credits, lower home prices and borrowing costs near...
  • The producer price index for finished goods spurted 1.2 percent in November, not seasonally adjusted (1.8 percent, seasonally adjusted), and 2.4 percent over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday [Dec.15]. A jump of 7 percent in the PPI for crude petroleum drove up both the finished-goods and construction indexes. Even aside from the oil-price leap, construction...
  • The premiere staging of Glasspex India, International Exhibition for Glass Production, Processing, Products, Dec. 2-4 in New Delhi hosted 139 exhibitors from more than 20 countries and 3,200 attendees. The trade fair was organized by Messe Düsseldorf, the organizer of glasstec, and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India, according to a Dec. 15 release from Messe Dusseldorf. The exhibits...
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