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October 4, 2011
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PV Pioneers

An increasing number of contract glaziers are getting involved in various aspects of the solar industry, from design and installation of BIPV and rooftop arrays, to product sourcing. Early entrants to the solar installation market share their perspective.  

Industry making progress on life cycle assessment
LCA is becoming an important aspect of the sustainability movement, and "sustainability criteria are quickly gaining momentum," said AAMA CEO Rich Walker, at the association’s fall conference last week. "LCAs and [product category rules] will become code or law in the next five to 10 years," he said. "If we don't become engaged in this process, others will."

 
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Business news
Recovery efforts underway at flooded Bloomsburg Kawneer facility
SAF-West to expand aluminum extrusions and sheet facility in Redding, Calif.
Small explosion at PGW Berea plant
Serious Energy partners with USGBC
Greenbuild opens its doors this week
 
Association news
Updates on lead rule, Energy Star and American Jobs Act during AAMA conference
AAMA nears completion of 2011 North American Fenestration Standard
 
People news
John Bush joins GGI as plant manager
Greg Landry joins Agalite Shower & Bath Enclosures
 
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glassblog
Highlighting some good economic news
By Katy Devlin
It seems like all we've been hearing on the economic front is bad news on the verge of panic. So, I thought I would use my vast power as a member of the, let's call it "trade-stream media," to share some of the good news that we've been hearing about the overall economy and construction market.
From the fabricator: Next up
By Max Perilstein

Greenbuild should be a very interesting show in that it's in Toronto and could attract a potentially much different audience and demographic than in years past. I will be watching to see if youth still dominate this crowd or if the more seasoned professionals are breaking down and joining the green revolution.

Product Spotlight
High-performance insulating glass

Southwall Technologies Inc. and Pleotint LLC unveiled high-performance insulating glass that combines Southwall's Heat Mirror suspended-film technology with Pleotint's Sunlight Responsive Thermochromic technology. The product reduces solar heat gain and glare during peak electrical usage hours, provides optimal daylighting during non-peak hours, and delivers maximum thermal insulation 24 hours a day, according to a release.

Great Glazing
Hawkins Elementary School

Toledo Public Schools' new Hawkins Elementary School is the area's first "green" school, designed to earn Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.


 
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