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January 14, 2014
From Glass Magazine
Energy Efficiency Drives Commercial Window Design
In the commercial window business, energy efficiency reigns supreme. While manufacturers report demand for reduced sightlines, historic retrofit products, and more paint and finish options, thermal performance remains the top priority for fenestration.
Three glass and glazing associations are seeking support in issuing an industry-backed response to the ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 189.1 Workgroup, regarding a proposal to reduce window to wall ratio by 25 percent in the 189.1 standard.

Industry news
Guardian Names New President of Global Flat Glass
Glass Apps Acquires Production Assets of Citala
PGT Breaks Ground on Glass Manufacturing Facility
View Receives $100 Million Investment for Dynamic Glass
Global Flat Glass to Grow 9% Annually through 2016
People news
Shannon Carlin Joins Ramapo as VP of Sales
New Leadership for Amesbury, Truth Following Merger
Aldora Hires Tim Greeson and Mike Holowicki as Sales Reps
NFRC Announces New Executive Committee, Jeff Baker Elected Chair
Project news
Digitally Printed Glass Wall Complete at O’Hare International Airport
2014 is well underway and the journey has begun on the Road to GlassBuild America. On our debut post for the New Year, get the low-down on our new theme, find out the dates to save, and see why this is the one show not to miss.
Testing the Waters
By Jenni Chase

In past issues of Glass Magazine, we addressed how the new healthcare policies under the Affordable Care Act would affect business owners and their employees. Now that many of these policies are finally being put into place, it’s time to ask: what changes have they brought to your company so far?

From the Fabricator: Battle to Protect Our Industry
By Max Perilstein

The battle to protect our industry from reduced usage of glass is on the front burner again. We need to continue to stand up for ourselves and say that reducing the window area by 25 percent is wrong, and actually works against high performance building design.

Product Spotlight
Invent-HP-XLT Series from Wausau

Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ Invent-HP-XLT Series windows combine hurricane-impact resistance, energy performance and recycled content to meet buildings’ goals for sustainability and protection.

Great Glazing
Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex, University of Texas

Contract glazier: Austin Glass & Mirror Inc.
Glass and glazing systems supplier: Bendheim Wall Systems

The interior of the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex at the University of Texas is highlighted by coordinated channel glass and decorative architectural glass. Architects wanted to provide private spaces within the lab without compromising light distribution and the feeling of space. Channel glass in varying opacities and textures met the challenge. Read more...



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