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.
"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....
What role does 'green' play in your business?
March 2, 2009
CommercialChuck Mowrey, vice president of business development, Carmel Architectural Sales, Anaheim, Calif.Daylighting devices, carbon footprint calculations and thermal performance are "green" areas in our business. In Southern California, Carmel has exclusive distributorship of Solatube, a daylighting device installed in ceilings/roofs, especially schools.Code changes around thermal...
November 26, 2008
Solar as a trend has so far been mainly in Europe, says Russell J. Ebeid, president, Glass Group, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills. Mich. “Europeans have always been into use of glass of unique nature; whereas U.S. is more vanilla [in its use of unique glass], not exotic,” he said. “And that’s because the builders in the U.S. don’t pay for exotic.” The U...
Photovoltaic industry offers significant growth opportunities for glass companies
September 16, 2008
The PV industry is expected to see annual growth between 40 percent and 50 percent during the next several years. Glass manufacturers and processors will be required to serve a critical role in this developing industry. Click here for a free PDF download of this article.
June 1, 2006
The roots of thin interlayers used in and on windows and glazing date to the 1930s, the first Golden Age of the American automobile. A consortium, including DuPont of Wilmington, Del., developed glass fashioned from tough, clear polyvinyl butyral. Sandwiched between glass, it created a safety windshield, and lamination was born. Since then, the processes, applications, thicknesses, colors and...
January 1, 2006
With the soaring cost of energy to heat and cool homes, energy conscious glass and window manufacturers search for technologies to reduce energy loss through window glass panes and frames. At present, state-of-the-art insulation glass technologies achieve, at best, U-values of 0.2 BTU/hrft2F0. One BTU, or British Thermal Unit, is equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of...
December 1, 2005
Architects tout green buildings and sustainable design; fabricators trumpet low-emissivity and insulating glass products, all in the spirit of creating energy-efficient buildings. What about energy-saving manufacturing and production, though? Each year, the U.S. glass industry uses more than 250 trillion British Thermal Units to produce 21 million tons of glass, according to the U.S....