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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Saint Gobain Glass France, controlled by French glass maker Saint-Gobain SA and Turkey-based Trakya Cam Sanayii AS, owned by Turkish glass company Sisecam, take joint control of Saint Gobain Glass Egypt, a maker of glass for building and automotive applications (approved Dec. 4), according to a Dec. 4 Reuters report.
  • It is reported that in January to October 2009 cement production was up by 18 percent at more than 1.3 billion tons while production of flat glass was up 2.5 percent to nearly 470 million weight boxes. Both sectors have successfully made deficits into surpluses.Mr Xiong Bilin Inspector of Industrial Coordination Division NDRC said "Projects involving new capacity building or...
  • Despite a slowing in the number of construction workers losing jobs in November, 19.4 percent of the nation's construction workers are now unemployed according to new federal figures released today. The figures show that unemployment rates within the construction industry remain significantly higher than any other sector of the economy, the Associated General Contractors of America said."The...
  • The global financial and economic crisis has left its mark on the glass industry worldwide, according to a Dec. 3  Messe Düsseldorf North America release. In particular, the flat glass industry, which is heavily dependent on the construction and automotive markets, has had to deal with considerable sales declines in 2009. An example of the trend on an international level is 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...