Window and glass measurement tools from EDTM
November 22, 2010
Mark Imbrock, vice president, EDTM, Toledo, Ohio, demonstrates two of the company's new products at Greenbuild: the Window Energy Profiler, a tool capable of analyzing the energy capabilities of windows, and the Glass-Check Pro that measures glass and airspace thickness, detects the location of a low-emissivity coating and determines the type of low-E coating.
Colin Powell delivers opening address in Chicago
November 18, 2010
Retired Gen. Colin Powell delivered the opening keynote address at the U.S. Green Building Council's 2010 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, Nov. 17-19 at McCormick Place West in Chicago. Powell addressed a crowd of 10,000, urging listeners to be leaders in green building. Watch a video of the opening session, which also included a discussion between political pundits Mary Matalin...
Southwall Technologies’ film products for commercial use
November 17, 2010
John Meade, sales manager, architectural and automotive products, Southwall Technologies, Palo Alto, Calif., demonstrates the capabilities of films in insulating glass units as well as the weight concerns with triple glazing products. Meade estimates the weight of the 10 by 10 panel shown in the video to be more than 30 pounds.During Greenbuild, Southwall Technologies and Dow Corning Corp.,...
News, updates, photos and video from the show floor
November 17, 2010
More than 25,000 visitors headed to McCormick Place West in Chicago last week for the 2010 Greenbuild Conference and Expo. The U.S. Green Building Council hosted the green building educational conference and trade show, Nov. 17-19.
Members form new government affiars committee
November 8, 2010
Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., hosted its Annual Symposium Nov. 2-4, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md. Even though the symposium typically takes place in the metro D.C. area, last year, it co-located with GANA’s fall conference in Kansas City.The members formed a new task force, the Government Affairs Committee, to interface with the...
Industry waits for economy to turn; code changes to spur green product use, retrofits
October 4, 2010
"Cautiously optimistic" could describe the mood at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 14-16, in Las Vegas. Although it might be another 12 to 18 months before the industry experiences an upturn (See "Economy not headed for double-dip recession,"), positive discussion surrounded the green building and commercial retrofit markets."I think it's going to be a long, cold...
September 28, 2010
Product and event coverage from the show floor in Düsseldorf, Germany, Sept. 28-Oct. 1.
September 23, 2010
Goldray Industries Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, displayed its decorative products with graphic interlayers. M3 Glass Technologies, Irving, Texas, showed its MPrint Digital Decorative glass, at left. Standard Bent Glass, Butler, Pa., showed decorative glass with one-way vision PET (polyethylene terephthalate) film. Bernard Lax, CEO, Pulp Studios in Los Angeles, said back-painted glass...
Tips to working in the growing specialty glass market
September 22, 2010
Decorative and specialty glass is a growing market, with more designers specifying the products, and more suppliers offering a greater variety of decorative glass types. "As people become more familiar with the products and the options, they become less afraid," said Cathie Saroka, marketing director, Goldray Industries Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, on the GlassBuild America trade show floor. "We have...
September 20, 2010
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