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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...
  • Making glass the solution, not the problem
    Bird-friendly glass clads the Integrated Science Commons at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. The project, designed by Ennead Architects, features Isolar Ornilux Bird Protection Glass from Arnold Glas. The glass features a patterned UV-reflective coating that is visible to birds while remaining virtually transparent to the human eye. This reduces the risks of bird collisions. According to...
  • Parksmart, parksmart.gbci.org, Green Business Certification Inc. Parksmart, formerly Green Garage Certification, is a rating system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation. Aimed at reduced operational costs, increased energy efficiency and better lighting and ventilation, Parksmart complements LEED and other certifications It is a voluntary...
  • The short answer is no, a recession can't be predicted reliably. There is not enough historical data to have a reliable set of indicators and methods—especially since our economy is always changing and recessions can come from different sectors. If recessions could be accurately predicted, we could enact measures to avoid them. Yet, we don’t seem to avoid recessions at all. They hit us at regular...
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    Further reading & informationNGA Annual ConferenceFrom the NGA | Committee Activities at the NGA Annual Conference Complete news coverage from the NGA Annual Conference A New Vision and Fresh Momentum at the NGA Annual Conference NGA Celebrates the NGA-GANA Combination    Photo Gallery: NGA Annual Conference 2019 Technical and Advocacy Activities Move Forward at NGA Annual...
  • The industry’s increasingly significant responsibility to contribute to total occupant comfort
    Project Snapshot: The Siemens corporate headquarters in Munich exemplifies sustainable building. The company, which announced plans to achieve a carbon neutral footprint by 2030, built its head office to consume 90 percent less electricity and about 75 percent less water as a regular building. The glazing makes a considerable contribution towards the sustainable energy balance of the new...
  • Break down business operations and improve efficiencies
    There is growing concern that the United States is entering a recession. The decade-long recovery may be losing steam, and the economy may experience a contraction. At least, that is what some experts, and many TV pundits, say. Conversely, many experts are looking at the same or similar data and are coming to a different conclusion. They think the economy is stable and doing well.  As a...
  •  The Millennium Center in Crissier, Switzerland, a smart building expected to open in 2020, will exclusively use SageGlass Harmony, a connected, building dynamic glazing solution. Photo courtesy of SageGlass. 2018 was a busy year for dynamic glass. The industry experienced an increased emphasis on designing for occupant health and well-being, and saw a bevy of innovative technology...
  • How unitized curtain and window wall systems can help overcome the challenges of insufficient field labor and strict project schedules
    Glaziers install unitized curtain wall at the Encore Condos in Nashville. Photo courtesy of C.R. Laurence Co.It’s no secret that the shortage of skilled labor has been a significant, ongoing problem in the construction industry. According to the 2019 Construction Outlook Survey from the Associated General Contractors of America, 78 percent of contractors reported having a difficult time filling...
  • Fabricated glass market projected to grow 4.3 percent annually through 2021
    Fig. 1—Global fabricated flat glass value & volume demand by market, 2016. In 2016, architectural glass captured 47.2 percent of the global fabricated glass market by value, reaching $32.7 billion of $69.4 billion total. In terms of volume, architectural glass led the global market with 82.8 percent of production. The market for other fabricated glass products, such as solar glass, accounted...
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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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