Photos and video from the show floor
October 10, 2011
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.
October 3, 2011
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
November 8, 2010
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"
November 8, 2010
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....
November 12, 2009
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.
October 28, 2009
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...
August 27, 2009
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...
August 23, 2009
The basics: The 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. The 11-story, 550,000-square-foot building features expansive glazing that drenches the interior with natural light and is designed to manage solar heat gain and to remain...
August 6, 2009
A new six-page brochure from Henkel Corp., headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, provides detailed information on the company’s line of Loctite adhesives and sealants for manufacturing photovoltaic and concentrating solar modules, according to an Aug. 6 release. The literature, Solutions for the Solar Power Industry, offers technical data on products for elastomeric bonding and sealing...
Technology, products evolve as green structures become the norm
March 25, 2009
Coating, an integral part of glass manufacturing, can be divided into roughly two types: low-emissivity coatings, which improve the energy efficiency of glass used in architectural and automotive applications; and specialty coatings, which enhance the electro-optical, catalytic, or conducting properties of glass. Specialty coatings have currently become a major value-added market for the flat...