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  • The Hot Springs Intermediate School, located in Hot Springs, Ark., may appear to be an everyday, two-story school. But in taking a closer look at the aluminum, glass and brick building it is apparent that there is much more to the building than meets the eye.Sustainability was a key factor in creating the new school. It was important that the Intermediate School incorporate solutions that help...
  • Konarka Technologies Inc., [Lowell, Mass.], an innovator in development and commercialization of Konarka Power Plastic, a material that converts light to energy, today announced the company, along with Arch Aluminum & Glass Co., [Tamarac, Fla.], has launched the first curtain wall pilot project that will integrate Konarka Power Plastic into a wall structure at Arch’s office building in...
  • Greg Carney, technical director for the past decade for Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., announced today the launch of his new company, C.G. Carney Associates, according to a Nov. 9 release. The company will provide architectural glass and glazing design, application and evaluation consulting services to building owners, developers, architects, engineers, general contractors,...
  • Chinese company, Advanced Technology & Materials, and Odersun AG, a German manufacturer of thin-film solar cells and modules, plan to form a joint venture in Beijing, China, for the production and sales of solar cells and modules based on Odersun's proprietary thin-film technology. As recent renewable energy support schemes drive significant growth in the photovoltaic sector in China,...
  • Global glass manufacturer Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., will present its line of solar glass products at the third Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit, Nov. 11-12, in Seville, Spain (Booth #7), according to a Nov. 9 release. Guardian will feature its EcoGuard Solar Boost-LP, laminated parabolic mirrors for concentrating solar power applications, which provides best-...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., endorsed Allstate Insurance Co.’s new Distinguished Performers Program, an initiative designed to recognize and reward quality workmanship among auto glass shops nationwide, according to a Nov. 6 release.The new program categorizes auto glass repair and replacement shops into two tiers. Tier 1 shops are those that meet best-in-class criteria for...
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc., San Clemente, Calif., global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, signed a key strategic alliance and license agreement in Hong Kong with Decorlinks Ltd., according to a Nov. 6 release. Decorlinks is a Hong-Kong based company, part of a business group with more than 20 years of experience, specializing in architectural...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., is organizing special Webinars this fall to address recent developments in its Component Modeling Approach program, according to a Nov. 4 release.The CMA program uses performance data from the three primary components of a fenestration product--frame, spacer, glazing--to generate an overall energy performance rating for a...
  • While the extension of the home buyers' tax credit and expansion of carryback of net operation losses will provide some help for the 1.6 million construction workers who lost their jobs since December 2007, AGC today called for additional measures to stimulate construction demand as new federal figures showed another 62,000 construction workers lost their jobs in October, according to a Nov. 6...
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has published a white paper detailing how PPG paint, glass and coatings can help building projects earn “green” certification, according to a Nov. 5 release.The eight-page document primarily references Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design criteria published by the U.S. Green Building Council, and demonstrates how environmental claims for PPG...
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