July 31, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 31
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News to know

Nonresidential rating program tops NFRC agenda
About 100 industry representatives gathered in Denver July 23-26 for the Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council’s summer meeting. As with meetings for the past few years, the NFRC’s nonresidential rating program led group discussions ... read more

Investment to reduce costs for Sage products
Earlier this month, Sage Electrochromics Inc. of Faribault, Minn., secured $16 million in Series B financing from several leading renewable energy companies, with provisions for additional investment of $13 million ... read more

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Product spotlight

High design pressure windows and door
Venice, Fla.-based PGT Architectural Systems launched a line of commercial products engineered for high design pressure for multifamily high-rise construction. The line includes the SH3000 side-load single-hung window, PW3020 fixed window and SGD3030 sliding glass door ... read more


Business headlines

Xinyi Glass to sell curtain wall business

Officials from Chinese glassmaker Xinyi Glass announced plans to sell the company’s subsidiary Xinyi Curtainwall Engineering (Shenzhen) Co., according to a July 24 release ...

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Project news

Florida theater reopens to natural light
“The signature component will be a three-story glass curtain wall and atrium that will look out onto the city’s beautiful downtown waterfront”—Sabrina Anico, Mahaffey Theater marketing director

The basics: After a one-year hiatus and a $20-million renovation, the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Fla., is back with a light-filled and expanded lobby enclosed by soaring glass walls. It reopened in spring 2006.
The players:
 Architect, Aude Shand & Williams Inc., Clearwater, Fla.; glazing contractors, Midway Glass, Clearwater, Fla. and Tab Glass & Window Co., St. Petersburg, Fla.; fabricator, Westshore Glass, Tampa, Fla.; glass manufacturer, Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich.

The glass and systems:
Three-story curtain wall of 1-inch insulating units, with Guardian Industries’ SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 low-emissivity coating. The glass provides 68 percent visible light transmission with a winter night time U-Value of .29 and a SHGC of .38, allowing for more natural light and reducing heat gain.

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