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Everything’s Better with Daylight

Everything is better with daylight. While that may sound cliché, according to the Department of Energy, daylighting is a key building strategy that can save money for businesses. Many factors go into creating the right daylighting—the type of window, window placement, and interior design all help to control how sunlight comes into a building. However, one of the most important decisions hinges on the right facade solution.

The Massive BEC Recap

Wow. What a week in Nashville. Unreal in so many ways. Get ready, for a happening this big, and two-plus years in the making, it takes an extra-long blog with plenty of name drops is coming your way.

Deciphering LEED Credits

More than 100,000 projects currently use the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating systems to meet and verify their sustainability goals. It’s great to see this commitment, but what does it mean for glazing contractors?

In this four-part blog series, we’ll decipher how aluminum-framed entrances, storefronts, curtain walls and other fenestration systems can contribute to LEED credit categories.

Want Women in Your Workplace? Be Flexible

Labor is a perennial issue in the glass industry, further exacerbated recently by supply chain and logistical issues. The need to recruit and retain workers is urgent. One part of the labor pool remains underrepresented: women. No one is perhaps more aware of this than Allison Grealis, president and founder of The Women in Manufacturing Association. The organization works to empower women workers and strengthen the manufacturing sector.

By Norah Dick | March 29, 2022

Restoring life and value with on-site repair of finished aluminum

Economists and commercial developers like to say that taking care of the assets you have, generally, will provide the greatest return on investment. Historic preservationists and environmental experts will add that the most sustainable property is the one that isn’t built. Coupling these reminders with the current supply chain realities and labor constraints, many building owners are choosing to renovate.

Back at the BEC

It’s big week in our industry with BEC and GPAD finally here. By the time some of you read this, most of the events will be done. I am just so happy it is here, it’s been a long time since the last time we held this event live in March of 2020. Great to get everyone back together!

Glass Can Save the World

While the sentiment may seem audacious, it’s also true. 

Top 10 Tradeshow Giveaway Items of 2022

While tradeshow organizers will continue to err on the side of caution and keep safety front and center, it could be an encouraging trend for tradeshow attendance to see some light at the end of this seemingly never-ending tunnel. Tradeshows provide an incredible opportunity to connect, learn and effectively market. Whether you are getting or giving out goodies, this is my Top 10 list for the best tradeshow logo giveaway items this year.

Exciting Stretch Ahead

We are about to enter a cool little stretch of industry events, and I am excited because this may be the first real “normal” stretch we’ve had in two years.

By Max Perilstein | March 21, 2022