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Karen Wegert

Karen Wegert

Wegert is the Associate Director of Advocacy & Technical Services for the National Glass Association. Contact her at

School Safety and Security is Another Way Glass Can Save the World

The time is now for implementing strong security measures in schools. Tragically, we’ve already witnessed 27 active shooter events in United States schools this year. Last week, President Biden signed a new gun bill into law, including extended timeframes for mental health background checks of…


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.

Migrating toward Bird-Friendly Buildings

The United Nations International Year of Glass 2022, or IYOG, celebrates the essential role glass has and will continue to have in society. Throughout IYOG, the National Glass Association will promote the ways architectural glass can improve our built environment and the world, focusing on a single…

Two Education Sessions You Shouldn’t MIss at Glass Conference: Long Beach

The National Glass Association’s Glass Conference, to be held Jan. 24-26 in Long Beach, California, at the Renaissance, Long Beach will feature a few rounds of golf, great networking opportunities, and of course, invaluable informational and educational sessions.

6 Reasons to Love Architectural Glass

Among structural materials, glass is worthy of our admiration, with many properties that make it uniquely suited to enhance the beauty, design and performance of buildings. It benefits people; it benefits the environment.