More articles by Casey Flores

Industry Leaders Tell Congress How to Achieve Efficiency

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Sustainable building leaders had their chance to lobby for energy efficiency improvements and offered their takes on how to get there at a recent industry expo on Capitol Hill. Kiere DeGrandchamp, president of Gettysburg, Pa.-based High Performance Homes and one … Continue reading

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Florida to Test Windows to Silence Loud Trains

A SunRail train leaving a Florida train station.

There’s nothing like waking up to the sound of a train’s horn—and Sanford, Fla., residents have had enough of it. The SunRail train station, operated by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), has been waking up the locals since its … Continue reading

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How Will Same-Sex Marriage Affect Business?

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It’s an argument that was often used by proponents of legalizing homosexual marriage: “If gay marriage is legalized, it won’t affect you at all.” But is that true? What does the sweeping Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide … Continue reading

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In War-Torn Ukraine, Security Film Could Save Lives

Damages in Mariupol from war and pro-Russian unrest (2014-2015).

The threat of bomb blasts is real for residents of the Ukraine who live near the front lines of the conflict with Russia. A group of Canada-based volunteers, however, is giving those residents a reason to feel slightly safer with security … Continue reading

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Fenestration a Key Factor in New Passive Building Standard

The Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) has introduced climate-specific building standards for more than 1,000 more locations in North America, from major metros to rural areas. Passive buildings generally are buildings that are built so air-tight and energy efficient that … Continue reading

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Proposed Bill in Florida Tackles Builder Liability Timeframe

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If defects are found with construction more than seven years from its completion, should a Florida builder still be liable for damages? House Rep. Jay Fant doesn’t think so. The Republican lawmaker from Jacksonville has introduced a bill that reduces builder … Continue reading

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Nedex to Enter U.S. Market Through Glasslam Partnership

Nedex, a chemical and accessory producer for insulating glass (IG), is now Glasslam’s exclusive partner in the U.S. and the Americas for its line of IG components. Nedex has been active in the European, Middle Eastern, North African and Asian … Continue reading

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Does Window Film Need Another Rating System?

Is there room for another window film rating system? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) thinks so. With a $1.6 million cost-shared grant from the DOE, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) has launched the new Attachments Energy Rating Council … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Facebook’s New Page Rules

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Facebook has often been used as a source of free advertising for businesses—glass companies, included. As of this month, however, that has all changed. According to information released by Facebook in November, the social media site has begun weeding out … Continue reading

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With “Bird-Friendly” Glass Out of Picture, Vikings Stadium Eyes Post-Install Solution

A rendering of the new stadium in downtown Minneapolis. (Credit: Vikings.com)

The ongoing construction of the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium—which will utilize approximately 190,000 square feet of glass in a prime migratory area—has continued to draw the attention of bird activists and legislators alike. However, recent calls for the builder to … Continue reading

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