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  • An international team of researchers has found another form of light pollution that could have an adverse effect on wildlife.The scientists showed that as well as direct light sources, polarized light also triggered potentially dangerous changes in many species' behavior.They added that road surfaces and glass buildings were among the main sources of this form of light pollution.The findings...
  • What can you do to avoid birds hitting your windows? Windows are invisible to birds. Lethal strikes have been documented by birds taking off from a perched position more than three feet from a window. Half of bird strikes are fatal, with the birds dying from head trauma. Window strikes occur year around and conservative estimates place the number of bird strikes in the U.S. alone at 100 million...
  • Directors have purchased assets of Liverpool [U.K.] glass firm Greenberg, which collapsed late last year owing £16 million [$23,675,040].Beryl Greenberg has set up Dakota Glass, a business registered in Liverpool, which has bought the assets of Greenberg Glass Emergency’s depot in Salford. It has also occupied the Salford premises in Dakota Avenue.Dakota Glass paid £70,000 [$103...
  • The Protective Glazing Council  International, Topeka, Kan., will host a monthly Webinar series for architects, building owners, specifiers, glazing contractors and others in the architectural community, according to a Jan. 16 release. The free series will focus on various industry topics and will run for an hour. Scheduled for the last Friday of each month, the first Webinar will...
  • Manufacturing in New York contracted for a ninth straight month in January and a gauge of expectations for six months from now was negative for the first time on record.The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s general economic index rose to minus 22.2 from a revised minus 27.9 in December that was lower than previously reported, the bank said today. Readings below zero for the Empire State...
  • The BrightBuilt Barn, located in Rockwood, Maine, is one of the super energy-efficient prefab designs of the year. A highly covetable structure, this barn/studio is not only a net-zero house — meaning it strives to leave no carbon footprint — it is also seeking LEED Platinum certification. While the current prototype was designed as a studio/workspace, the barn is constructed on 4-...
  • Constellation Brands Inc., an international producer and marketer of beverage alcohol brands, is in the process of implementing the world’s largest winery solar energy system at its Gonzales, CA, facility. The company anticipates the project to be completed in early this year.Once in place, the solar energy system is expected to produce more than 1.7 million kilowatt hours of electricity...
  • Advocates say BIPV [building integrated photovoltaics] technology could dramatically cut costs of manufacturing and installing solar power and could expand the solar market. The BIPV market in Europe, the biggest market for the technology, grew 43.8 percent last year to reach €142.6 million [US $186.4 million], according to an October report from research firm Frost & Sullivan, which...
  • The American Institute of Architecture Students and Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga., announce the winners of the third annual national student design competition, according to a Jan. 15 release. The competition, sponsored by Kawneer and administered by AIAS, challenged students to learn about building materials, specifically architectural aluminum building products and systems, in the design...
  • Colorado is well positioned to take advantage of new growth in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, creating long-term opportunities in rapidly growing fields. The renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, or RE&EE, generate $10.2 billion in annual revenue and provide more than 91,000 jobs in Colorado (2007) with potential for these industries to grow sixfold by...
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  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America held the first joint task force meeting in late February to discuss a possible combination of the two industry trade associations. The NGA task force is represented by:Michael Albert, S. Albert GlassAngelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies Nicole Harris, NGA President & CEOJerry Jacobs, NGA General Counsel...
  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations.The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...