More articles by Penny Stacey

First Apartment, Condo Buildings Receive Energy Star Certification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is breaking new ground by announcing the first existing multifamily housing properties to earn the new Energy Star multifamily certification for superior energy performance. EPA recognized 17 apartment and condo buildings across the country … Continue reading

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ASTM International Announces Leadership Succession Plan

The future leadership of ASTM International was decided recently at the October meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea. A unanimous decision was announced to have Katharine E. Morgan, current ASTM vice president of technical committee … Continue reading

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Window Supplier and Manufacturer Coalition Conclude Patent Challenge

A trade coalition of 14 vinyl extruders and window manufacturers today announced it has reached a settlement with J-Channel Industries, bringing the patent challenge with the ITUS Corp. subsidiary to a conclusion. In a statement, the coalition said it was … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Index Shows Robust Conditions Ahead for Construction Industry

With all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions, there continues to be a heightened level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). The ABI reflects the approximate nine- to twelve-month lead time … Continue reading

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PPG Joins Green Building Councils in Five Latin American Countries

PPG Industries’ flat glass business announced that it has joined green building councils in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. All five councils are members of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). “We are grateful for PPG’s support of our … Continue reading

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Construction Starts in September Climb 10 Percent

New construction starts in September advanced 10 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $604.1 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The increase followed an up-and-down pattern during the previous two months, and brought … Continue reading

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ASTM International Reveals New Brand Identity

ASTM International introduced its new brand identity this week at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea. According to the group, the new branding was designed to better reflect the expanding mission and global … Continue reading

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Halmark Architectural Finishing Corp. Returns to Exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15

The Glass Expo Northeast™ ’15 show floor will once again include Halmark Architectural Finishing Corp. as an exhibitor. The two-day architectural glass event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y., on April 23-24, 2015. … Continue reading

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Viracon to Re-Open Utah Facility in January 2015

Viracon announced that it will reopen its St. George, Utah, manufacturing facility in January 2015. Viracon will make $2.2 million in capital improvements to its St. George manufacturing facility prior to opening in January. A significant portion of the investment will … Continue reading

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CGCA to Hold Dinner Meeting on September 17

The Colorado Glazing Contractors Association (CGCA) will hold an educational dinner meeting on Wednesday, September 17. The meeting will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner with a panel of speakers. The panel will include a … Continue reading

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