November 6, 2007
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Of the following, which has had the toughest price hikes so far this year?
Natural gas

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News to know

Pleas for simplicity top discussion at NFRC
Software tool completed for non-residential rating program
The fall meeting for the National Fenestration Rating Council of Greenbelt, Md., got underway Nov. 5 in Tempe, Ariz., with an appeal  for more simplicity and cost-effectiveness in the nonresidential fenestration rating program, the Component Modeling Approach ... read more

Coalition takes whole building approach to codes
Q&A with Thom Zarema
The newly formed Advanced Building Coalition had its inaugural meeting Oct. 24 in Chicago, bringing manufacturers and other industry players together to discuss building codes for energy savings that best serve all parties while providing the most beneficial whole-building savings ... read more

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Product spotlight

Manual revolving door
Besam Entrance Solutions, division of Besam U.S., both of Monroe, N.C., added the RD4M four-wing manual door system to its revolving door product line. It features glass in slim profile doors and a curved glass outer wall ... read more


Nonresidential growth offsets weak residential September
Nonresidential construction experienced continued robust growth in September, climbing 1.8 percent compared to August and 16.7 percent year-over-year, according to an Oct. 31 report from the Census Bureau.
The strong nonresidential sector offset a continued decline in residential construction ... read more

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Project news:

Low-emissivity saves at Lincoln Square in Washington
“The vision glass in Lincoln Square meets all of our aesthetic and performance requirements and we are pleased with the result.” —Rick Deno, associate, Sclater Partners.

The basics: An office tower at the mixed-use Lincoln Square development in Bellevue, Wash., features ample high-performance glazing to provide energy savings and thermal efficiency. The entire development includes 500,000 square feet of retail space, 42-story hotel and condominium tower, 28-story office tower, restaurants, a health club and spa, and 2,000 square feet of underground parking.
The players:
Architect, Sclater Partners, Seattle; glass fabricator, Northwestern Industries Inc., Seattle; contract glazier, Walters & Wolf, Mukilteo, Wash.; glass manufacturer, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich.; window system supplier, Moduline Windows, Wausau, Wis. 

The glass and systems:
Insulating units with clear glass, with reflective and low-emissivity coatings. SunGuard AG 43 for its thermal efficiency and aesthetic design flexibility. Almost 1,300 of the Contemporary 42P Architectural Grade Window Series, that requires 25 percent less aluminum, while maintaining strength and energy efficiency.

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