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NGA's Urmilla Sowell at Glass Performance Days

Glass Performance Days (GPD) will be held June 14-16 in Tampere, Finland,  and will feature a presentation “North American Glass and Glazing Market Trends” presented by Urmilla Sowell, National Glass Association.

NGA's Tom Culp Addresses ASHRAE's 2031 Net-Zero Goal

At the ASHRAE Region VI conference in Wisconsin, on May 5, NGA’s Energy Code Consultant, Dr. Tom Culp gave the breakfast address which consisted of ASHRAE's new goal to reach  both net-zero energy and net-zero carbon emissions by 2031.

NGA Committees Update Glass Technical Papers

The NGA Fabricating Committee and the NGA Installing Committee recently updated multiple Glass Technical Papers, which are available for download now at 

NGA Named 2023 Best Nonprofit to Work For

The National Glass Association was selected as one of the “2023 Best Nonprofits to Work For” by The Nonprofit Times for its excellent leadership and creation of a quality workplace.  

The National Glass Association Addresses Industry's Top Priorities During Second Annual Glass & Glazing Advocacy Days

March 27-28 the National Glass Association hosted its second annual Glass & Glazing Advocacy Days. Policy priorities included school security, bird-friendly glazing, high-performance glazing, recyclability/sustainability, and workforce development.

Industry Leaders Present a Strong Case for Glass as a Safe, Renewable Building Material

The National Glass Association hosted industry leaders for its second annual Glass and Glazing Advocacy Days, March 27-28 in Washington, D.C. The Association facilitated critical conversations between the industry and U.S. Congressional representatives about glass's future as a sustainable, safe…

BEC Conference 2023: Reflection on the Industry with a Focus on the Future

The 25th anniversary edition of BEC Conference kicked off this week, featuring educational panels on take-home strategies for glass businesses, updates on new facade trends, explanation of code changes and much more.

NGA Publishes GANA Glazing Manual, International Year of Glass Edition

Recognized as the definitive source of information in the glass and glazing industry, the manual describes primary and fabricated glass products, quality standards, design considerations, general and specific glazing guidelines and glazing in hazardous locations.

An Unbelievable 25 Years

At the 25th anniversary of the BEC Conference in Las Vegas this month, we celebrate the remarkable advancements in glass during the previous 25 years, and we look ahead at what the next 25 might hold.

NGA Congratulates Award Winners

At the NGA Glass Conference: Miramar Beach, NGA recognized Tim Moore of W.A. Wilson with the C. Gregory Carney Award and five other industry members with Volunteer Appreciation Awards during the Volunteer Celebration Dinner. 

What's the Word on Thin Triples?

At the NGA Glass Conference: Miramar Beach January 24-26, Selkowitz will present considerations for the practical application of thin triples in commercial and residential construction. 

NGA Publishes New Technical Paper on Energy Conservation Codes

Alignment in U.S. Energy Conservation Codes: ASHRAE 90.1 and the IECC provides information on the codes’ use as national model codes, and their compliance paths for both new and existing commercial and residential buildings.

Closing Out the International Year of Glass

As IYOG comes to a close, I'm looking back at the year’s activities. NGA helped to promote glass this year by demonstrating the essential role of glass in the built environment's sustainability goals, and by raising awareness of the industry as a rewarding career path.

As IYOG Closes, the Glass Industry Looks to the Future

The international glass industry honored the achievements of the UN International Year of Glass. Recognizing all that glass can do, expert industry panelists helped provide a framework for how glass can continue to innovate in the next decades.

FHC and Friese Foundation Invest in Glazier Education Through NGA

Both the Frameless Hardware Co. and the Friese Foundation have doubled down on their commitment to the industry, granting major funds to support to deliver online glass and glazing education and apprenticeship programs to the masses.

National Glass Association Announces New Board Terms

The National Glass Association has some new board members for the 2022-23 term, as well as returning members and some departing members.

New Research Aims to Close Standards Gap for Spandrel

Assessing spandrel assemblies thermal efficiency is important to understanding energy efficiency, but currently little guidance exists. Reseachers, with funding from the Charles Pankow Foundation, are attempting to create that guidance, with the long-term goal of creating codes and standards.

An Industry of “First Responders”

The glass industry has an opportunity to become a new type of “first responder” by providing security products that protect children, teachers and staff against school shooters.

NGA Announces New Test Method for Forced-Entry-Resistance of Fenestration Systems After Simulated Active Shooter Attack

The National Glass Association (NGA) announced today at the NGA Glass Conference taking place this week in Northbrook, Illinois, a new ASTM International document created through the F12 Security Committee entitled "Standard Test Method for Forced-Entry-Resistance of Fenestration Systems After…

California Adopts 2022 Energy Code

Overall, the new version of Title 24 will make significant advancement towards the state’s energy efficiency and climate change goals, while also meeting their cost effectiveness requirements.

Updated Guide to the Glass & Glazing Requirements

NGA has released an updated version of its long-standing resource, the Guide to the Glass & Glazing Requirements of the Model Building Codes.

National Glass Association Welcomes New Board Members

The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the following three new board members:  Jim Stathopoulos, Ajay Glass Co., Canandaigua, New York; Mark Chapman, Chapman Windows, Doors and Siding, West Chester, Pennsylvania; and Ron Crowl, FeneTech, Inc., Aurora, Ohio.