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  • A look at the complex world of green building codes, standards and certifications, and how they’re changing building design
    High-performance, sustainable construction continues to make impressive gains worldwide. According to the World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report from Dodge Data and Analytics, green construction is expected to see “dramatic increases” between now and 2021. And, nearly half of respondents to the Dodge survey expect that the majority of projects will be green by 2021.However, the path...
  • High-performance, environmentally sustainable construction market shifts its focus
    Above: High-performance glass creates a wave-like façade that encloses the 38-story Anaha Tower in Honolulu. The building, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz in partnership with Benjamin Woo Architects, features 275,000 square feet of Guardian Glass SunGuard SNR 43 coating on CrystalGray glass, 20,000 square feet of which is bent glass. The podium features 50,000 square feet of Guardian SunGuard...
  • DOE program helps promote and create energy-efficient windows of the future
    Sawyer is Technology Manager at U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies OfficeTell me about the Emerging Technologies Program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office. How does it relate to the glass and window industries?The Emerging Technologies (ET) program within the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) funds R&D in academia, at the...
  • Photos and video from the show floor
    Take a tour of the show floor in Toronto, visiting the booths of glass industry companies introducing products ranging from ultra-thermal windows to dynamic glass to window walls and more. 
  • From low-emissivity glass to low-emitting sealants, the glass industry has a wide variety of products that help earn points in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. To help understand how glass, metal and related products can contribute to achieving LEED points, this article provides examples of recently introduced products that qualify in...
  • Glass considerations under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program
    No matter where you sit on the spectrum regarding the relevance of LEED, there is no question that it has impacted our industry in a big way. From product development, to marketing and sales, to managing documentation, LEED affects virtually every company within our industry. 
  • "It's important that if we are going to be in this game, we understand the rules"
    At the recent American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference, guest speaker Ellen Struck, director of business development for UL Environment, Northbrook, Ill., asked how many of us in the audience had recently purchased a "green" product. I, along with many other attendees, raised my hand. "Now, how many of you paid more for that product because it was green?" she asked....
  • The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C., hit the Phoenix Convention Center last week. The event featured an exhibit floor of more than 1,800 booths and hosted more than 27,000 attendees, according to USGBC officials.
  • The 2009 Solar Power International Conference, hosted by Washington D.C.’s Solar Electric Power Association and Solar Energy Industries Association, opened its doors Oct. 27 in Anaheim, Calif. The show more than doubled the number of exhibiting companies and the net square feet of exhibit space since 2008, according to the conference guide. About 900 companies exhibited in the show on...
  • Solar and thermal performance in research complex glazingThe glazing on the $236 million University of Colorado's Research Complex Phase 2 (R2) won the Project of the Year award for more than $3 million projects from the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association.Glass icon on Tampa RiverwalkThe Tampa Bay (Fla.) History Center, a $52-million, 60,000-square-foot museum, stands as a glass jewel...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
  • Read about the winners
    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...

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