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What’s Next for Glass: National Day of Glass Presenters Explore Emerging Developments

Apr 13th, 2022

“Glass is an enabler for modern civilization and scientific discovery.” That’s what John Mauro from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University shared Thursday morning during the National Day of Glass in Washington, D.C. The event is organized by the American Ceramic Society and serves as the country’s kick off […]

Back Together Again: The Glass Expo Northeast Finale

Apr 13th, 2022

GENE’s comeback is complete, and what a return it was. We talked with Howard Cohen, president of the Long Island Glass Association and several other exhibitors to get their take on the event.

DC Council Proposes Bill to Require Bird-Safe Glass and Glazing in New Buildings

Mar 30th, 2022

Washington, D.C., Council members have submitted new legislation to help mitigate what they call the unnecessary deaths of numerous birds in the city. On March 14, Mary Cheh, D.C. council member, along with other members, introduced the “Migratory Local Wildlife Protection Act of 2022” to Nyasha Smith, secretary for the Council of the District of […]

Back in Nashville

Mar 30th, 2022

After a two-year absence, the Building Envelope Contractors Conference is back in Nashville. In today’s newscast, we’re talking to several companies about how they’ve navigated the past two years, and what they’re excited to see in the future.

Michigan Legislature Introduced a Bill Addressing Clean Energy, Glazing

Mar 23rd, 2022

On March 8, a number of Michigan representatives and the Committees on Energy introduced a bipartisan bill to amend the 2010 “Property assessed clean energy act.” The act’s amendments include a change in title and a new addition. The act looks to “authorize local units of government to adopt property assessment programs and to create districts […]

An Ivy League Façade: Yale’s Campus Now Features Glass-Centered Design

Mar 2nd, 2022

On Yale University’s campus in New Haven, Conn., Gothic-inspired architecture is commonplace. Typical materials for these designs involve iron, stone, brick and even marble. Then, there’s the school’s Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking–a new addition to the campus—that features an unconventional aesthetic compared to the surrounding traditional architecture. A rippling glass façade displays a honey-colored interior, […]

Glass and Glazing Industry Re-Gaining Momentum in 2022

Feb 23rd, 2022

The U.S. architectural glass and glazing industry was resilient during the worst of the pandemic-induced economic recession. Despite absorbing a decrease in construction starts in 2020 that ultimately resulted in reduced glass-related activity in 2021, glazing contractors and suppliers started this year with a positive outlook. The Broad Look The value of overall nonresidential building […]

Glass Experts and Leaders Gather for the IYOG Grand Opening

Feb 16th, 2022

The United Nations officially launched the International Year of Glass (IYOG) with its opening ceremonies, February 10-11, at the Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The event included 30 speakers and experts presenting on the importance of glass across a wide range of industries, from architecture to healthcare. James Carpenter, founder of James Carpenter Design […]

Administration Launches Building Performance Standards Coalition

Feb 9th, 2022

The Biden Administration’s new Building Performance Standards Coalition wants four million buildings and two million homes retrofitted for energy performance. The partnership includes 33 state and local governments striving to deliver cleaner, healthier and more affordable buildings. John McClatchey, vice president of sales and marketing for Southern Aluminum Finishings (SAF) in Atlanta, sees the initiative […]

From Machinery and Equipment to Glazing Trends, a Look at Products from Glass Expo Southeast™

Jan 21st, 2022

The first-ever Glass Expo Southeast took place last week in Orlando, Fla. The trade show floor stayed busy, as exhibitors featured a variety of new and innovative products for the architectural glazing market.

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