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DOE Sets New Green Standards for Federal Buildings

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a rule aimed at ensuring federal buildings use proper energy certifications. The rule, which goes into effect November 13, makes certain that in cases where agencies choose to use green building certification systems … Continue reading

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Industry-Related Code Proposals See Mixed Results at ICC Hearings

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The International Code Council’s (ICC) Group C Public Comment Hearings wrapped up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this past weekend. The hearings, which ran from Wednesday to Saturday, saw the approval and disapproval of a few industry-related code proposals. Code proposal … Continue reading

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Birch Point Consulting’s Culp Wins Week 4 of Pick’em Challenge

Dr. Thomas Culp, owner of Birch Point Consulting, located in La Crosse, Wis., was the Week 4 winner of the USGlass Pro Football Pick’em Challenge. He picked 10 of 13 games correctly. Culp went into Monday night in a three-way … Continue reading

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Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

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When Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to … Continue reading

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IECC Adds Thermal Envelope Language to Code

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It’s defined as “the alignment of the air barrier and insulation systems separating conditioned space from unconditioned space.” Getting it applied to the text of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) proved a little more challenging during Tuesday’s ongoing commercial … Continue reading

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