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September 27, 2011
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No double-dip recession, says economist at AAMA conference

Growth will be very slow, but we don't see the economy falling back into recession, said Esmael Adibi, director of the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research, at the 2011 American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Fall Conference.  

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Video: 'Greening' the manufacturing process  
The glass industry has contributed in "all sorts of ways to develop and design products for a new type of building that's essentially moving to zero net energy or carbon neutral," says Edward Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030. "But I think the key element in all of this is that the product manufacturers actually reduce the carbon footprint of the products they manufacture..."

 
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Business news
Architectural Billings Index sees upturn in August
Saint-Gobain Solar invests in new plant, its first in the U.S.
Australian hardware manufacturer Brio expands into U.S. market
EnviroGlas changes name to Glass Recycled
San Francisco OKs 'bird-safe' building standard
August construction climbs 8 percent
 
Project news
VIDEO: 2011 Solar Decathlon underway
RavenBrick, Trulite team up to provide dynamic windows for NREL facility
Harmon builder and owner at odds over tower’s fate
 
International news
CT Glass partners with Glas Trösch
GPD China, South America call for papers
Report shows low-E growth opportunities in Asia
 
People news
Tubelite hires Wayne Storie to serve Maryland, Virginia, D.C.
 
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Next up: Commercial windows?
By Jim Benney

I believe there is an opportunity to develop an Energy Star windows program for factory-made windows for punched openings in commercial buildings with three stories or less. And, Doug Anderson, Energy Star Residential Windows Program manager, recently told me that EPA is open to the idea.

From the fabricator: Good news in the middle of the mess
By Max Perilstein
Amidst the massive malaise on Wall Street last week, the AIA released some positive ABI news. There are two ways to look at this. One, it means the building segment will be strong next summer. Or two, these projects are pie-in-the-sky efforts that will never get the financing, and the study is skewed.
Product Spotlight
Vacuum hand cup

Wood's Powr-Grip introduced the Premium N-Series vacuum hand cup, featuring a one-piece cast metal handle with rounded corners for operator comfort. The cup's release mechanism has been reworked with a comfort-fit lever and lighter spring action for quicker, more accessible cup release.

Great Glazing
Barnes Foundation Museum

A large, engineered glass wall featuring laminated insulating glass units serves as a central design element for the Barnes Foundation Museum's new location in Philadelphia. The 16 laminated IGUs weigh more than 2,000 pounds, and many of the units are more than 70 inches by 188 inches in size.


 
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