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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.
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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.
  • The cost of natural gas in the third quarter of 2009 was lower than in the second quarter of 2009, as a result there is a decrease in the natural gas surcharge per truckload for the fourth quarter of 2009, according to a Sept. 28 letter to its customers from PPG Indusutries, Pittsburgh. Read the letter.
  • Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he hopes to break the "deadlock" in global climate talks with evidence that 10 million jobs could be created by 2020, if developing nations agree to big cuts in greenhouse gases.Blair, heading up a climate initiative, released a report that also shows a global climate agreement could increase the world's GDP by 0.8 percent by 2020, as...
  • Taiwan Glass Industry Co., the listed subsidiary of Taiwan Glass Group, plans to set up a sodium carbonate plant in Huaian, Jiangsu Province, to tap into the glass upstream materials business.The new plant, with a total investment of $485 million, is jointly funded by Taiwan Glass, venture capital firms and other shareholders. Taiwan Glass holds a 30 percent stake in the JV, according to a...
  • Construction employment saw significant declines in all but two states this August compared to last year according to an analysis of new state-by-state employment figures released today [Sept. 18] by the federal government. The analysis, conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, however did show that the number of states gaining construction jobs increased slightly in...
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  • 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...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...