More articles by Nick St. Denis

NFRC Plays Key Role Performance, Efficiency of Commercial Construction

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Fenestration consumes 32 percent of primary energy in nonresidential buildings. With that in mind, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is one organization that is involved with helping those in the building industry comply with the ever-evolving and continuously stringent … Continue reading

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Heritage Glass a Breath of Fresh Air for Kingsport

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Kingsport, Tenn., had a handful of glass industry veterans chomping at the bit to get back to doing what they do best. In May, it happened. Chris Cording and Eric Kerney, who combine for well over half a century of … Continue reading

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Study Shows Green Building in Canada Gaining on U.S.

The U.S. Green Building Council reported in May that the United States holds the biggest share of green building practices in the world per square meters of LEED space. However, the current runner-up—Canada—is apparently picking up steam. The Canada Green … Continue reading

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Cardinal, Four Seasons Respond to North Carolina Code Council’s Low-E Emergency Rule

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The North Carolina Building Code Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s residential building code that allows builders to use non-low-E glass in areas where it poses a “safety concern.” In the “Emergency Rule-Making Findings of Need” document … Continue reading

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North Carolina Puts Low-E Code Loophole into Effect, Fenestration Industry Poised to Respond

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An emergency building code rule that was adopted in North Carolina in June regarding low-E glass was put into effect the first week of July. The state’s residential building code used to require the use of low-E windows for their … Continue reading

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PPG to Sell Mt. Zion Plant to Fuyao

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PPG Industries announced today that it will sell all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. According to PPG, the sale is expected to close in the third quarter … Continue reading

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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Continue to Climb in June

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Flat glass prices continue to see in an increase through the first half of 2014 after dipping for much of the second half of 2013. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report issued Tuesday by the U.S. Labor Department, … Continue reading

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Two Schott Researchers Earn American Ceramic Society Honors

Two Schott North America employees were recently honored by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) for their lifetime of contributions in the fields of glass and glass-ceramic sciences. Dr. Joseph Hayden, research fellow on Schott’s Research and Technology Development team, won the Stookey Award for his decades … Continue reading

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House Passes Bill to Reauthorize National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program

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The House of Representatives passed a bill this week that calls for an amendment of the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2004. The bill, the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2013 (H.R. 1786), authorizes funding for increased … Continue reading

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Quanex Appoints Patrick Junker VP of Sales for Screen Division

Quanex Building Products announced it has appointed Patrick Junker to vice president of sales for its screens division. Junker brings more than 35 years of experience in the field, most recently serving as the director of sales and marketing at Amesbury Headquarters, … Continue reading

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