Tag: sustainability

  • Vitro Updates Glass Education Website with New Sustainability Content

    Vitro Architectural Glass has updated its online glass education website with three new articles that address topics related to sustainability, a discussion of biophilia and a review of green building codes. The company announced that the updates provide further educational resources to go along with an array of videos, infographics, slide shows and narrative articles…

  • Demand for Design Service Continues to Grow

    Demand for design services in February grew slightly since January, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for February was 51.3, up from a score of 51.0 in January. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings. Firms reported both project inquiries and…

  • Michigan Legislature Introduced a Bill Addressing Clean Energy, Glazing

    Michigan Legislature Introduced a Bill Addressing Clean Energy, Glazing

    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…

  • GlassCon Global VE-Glass Expo VE Keynote Addresses Glass’ Place in a Sustainable Future

    GlassCon Global VE-Glass Expo VE Keynote Addresses Glass’ Place in a Sustainable Future

    Dr. Franz Prettenthaler, director of the Life Institute for Climate, Energy and Society at Joanneum Research, presented his keynote speech, “Climate Impact and Paris Lifestyle,” during GlassCon Global VE-Glass Expo VE. He spoke about the causes and impacts of climate change as well as the role of glass in a sustainable future. His presentation began…

  • Greenbuild Exhibitors Focus on New Glazing Developments and Opportunities

    Sustainability and green building are nothing new to the glass industry, and the trend won’t be stopping anytime soon. Companies focused on green building are helping the planet while stepping into a role that meets market demand to save energy and costs. Greenbuild 2017, along with ABX 2017, are taking place today through Friday at…

  • “Designing Recovery” Competition Award Recipients Selected

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA), in partnership with Make It Right, St. Bernard Project, Architecture for Humanity and Dow Building Solutions recently concluded “Designing Recovery,” an ideas competition it says was created to aid in the rebuilding of sustainable and resilient communities. The competition was designed to help survivors of recent natural disasters in…