• The Evolution of Energy Codes

    The Evolution of Energy Codes

    Energy codes establish the minimum efficiency requirements for new and renovated buildings. But how are these codes developed? And why are they becoming more stringent?

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  • Trends in Commercial Energy Codes

    Trends in Commercial Energy Codes

    Architects and designers are increasingly urged to consider the energy footprint a building leaves behind for both environmental and financial reasons.

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  • Finding the Right Glass to Eliminate the Green

    Finding the Right Glass to Eliminate the Green

    When specifying glass to achieve a desired aesthetic, design professionals know that clear glass isn’t completely clear—it has a distinct green hue when under light.

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  • What Contractors Want

    What Contractors Want

    What do general contractors want most from their glazing contractors? How do they view the importance of glass manufacturer certification programs?

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Bird-Friendly Glass Legislation

 

Photo courtesy of Walker Glass

Early Birds to Bird-Friendly Requirements

As the problem of bird-to-building collisions becomes more widely known, an increasing number of states, cities and municipalities are adopting legislation that recommends, and in some cases, requires, bird-friendly materials be used on new construction and building renovations. With an estimated 1 billion bird deaths annually from collisions, certain building materials can make a huge difference.