June 26, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 26
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What will be the effect of higher Chinese glass prices on U.S. demand?
U.S. demand for Chinese glass will decrease
Demand will not change, because Chinese prices will still be the lowest
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Last week's poll results: 
What is the most effective way for the glass industry to impact energy efficiency?

34.25%: More effectively communicate the need for energy-efficient products to customers

28.77%: Develop more efficient products

23.29%: Find ways to decrease costs for greener products

13.7%: Develop more efficient manufacturing processes


 


News to know

Energy code implemented in India

Part one of two

What that means for glazing professionals
The Indian glazing community’s reaction to the implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code is not clear yet. The code is the first of its kind in India ... read more

Applied coatings can save glass, money

Read our GPD blogs here and more GPD news here.

Tracy Rogers, technical director of Edgetech IG addressed an oft-overlooked area of the building process—post-construction cleanup—during Glass Performance Days ... read more

Changes in pay-if-paid clause
Texas first state to sign bill
Read a Q&A with Virginia Lee, executive director of the Texas Glass Association, about the contingent payment bill, SB 324, to be effective Sept. 1... read more

More top stories

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Product spotlight

Dorma interior glass door system
Dorma Group North America of Reamstown, Pa., introduced the Mame glass door system with European design for interior commercial and residential applications ... read more

Financials

Business headlines

More updates:

China cuts tax rebates on exports; glass prices increase

The Chinese government announced major cutbacks in its tax rebates for exports in an attempt to correct its trade surplus ... read more


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Project news

Heifer International headquarters focuses on energy savings
"The architect used a lot of Kawneer 450 systems and sliders in the interior with panels and glass to allow the light into the interior of the building. ... The upper large horizontal light boxes bounce light off the tops to illuminate the ceilings and rooms."— Newton Little, president and owner, Ace Glass.

The basics: In February 2006, Heifer International opened its glass-clad headquarters building in Little Rock, Ark. The five-story, 94,000-square-foot building was named one of the top 10 green projects from the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C., in part because of its orientation on an east-west axis to maximize natural daylighting. Sunshades, high-performance glass and light boxes improve building performance even more.
The players:
 Architect, Polk Stanley Rowland Curzon Porter Architects Ltd., Little Rock; aluminum fabricator and glazier, Ace Glass, Little Rock; aluminum suppliers, Kawneer North America, Norcross, Ga., Petersen Aluminum Co., Elk Grove Village, Ill.; glass fabricator, Wholesale Glass Distributors, Memphis; glass manufacturer, Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich.

The glass:
Clear with a low-emissivity coating, Guardian’s SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 that provides 68 percent visible light transmission with a U-Value of .29 and a solar heat gain coefficient of .38.


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