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Deciphering LEED credits: Environmental Product Declarations

How do environmental product declarations affect your projects' LEED score? What should glazing contractors know? In this second installment of our blog series, we’ll cover EPDs, what they are, the types used for compliance, and how they can be used on your project to satisfy LEED requirements

Moving Forward

Here we are two weeks into our latest adventure, so I checked in with glaziers and fabricators from all over North America. Overall, it was pretty uniform that people sat down and worked through it. Battled. Yes, jobs were lost to overseas players. As was predicted. Yes, jobs were put on hold until things could be determined more. As was predicted. But we did see intelligent and creative work from so many to work through this the best way they could.

By Max Perilstein | June 27, 2022

Revisiting Innovation

Departing from established comfort zones – whether traditional or recently acquired – requires executives to consider new ways of forming the future and taking more risk. It’s a challenge, but also an opportunity.

By Janice Yglesias | June 21, 2022

The Other Shoe Dropped

If last week was the earthquake, then this week was the aftershock. And a heck of an aftershock indeed.

By Max Perilstein | June 20, 2022


Windows that are removed from buildings at the time of replacement or demolition can be recycled. Attendees of the NGA Glass Conference: Chicago, taking place July 18-20, 2022, at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore hotel, will discuss how to encourage architectural glass recycling.

    By Karen Wegert | June 14, 2022

    The Friday Stunner

    Wow. Well on a day that it was announced U.S. Inflation was at its highest rate in 40 years, another bombshell was dropped by a major float glass company.

    By Max Perilstein | June 13, 2022

    Use Value Engineering to Maximize Function and Lower Costs

    Our industry is faced with a dilemma: How do we help our clients work around the financial constraints, maintain the functional and aesthetic goals, and ensure that the building is completed on time? The answer is value engineering.

    By William Green | June 10, 2022

    Raising Awareness of the Glazing Trade

    When I attended Trades Night, an event designed to spread awareness about construction trades to high school students, I found career professionals ready to demo the most exciting parts of their profession.

    Kitchen Confidential and Industry Sub-cultures

    I've been reading about the life of Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef. It didn’t take me very long to start drawing comparisons from the restaurant world to other industries—such as the glass and fenestration industries.

    By David Vermeulen | June 06, 2022