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Who is Bringing in the Light?

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An ever-increasing implementation of green building practices in the architectural community has put natural light at a premium. New construction projects through the U.S. are using glass and glazing to maximize daylighting for energy efficiency and occupant health purposes. However, … Continue reading

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Greenbuild Exhibitors Bring in the Light, Keep out the Heat

The glass, glazing and fenestration industry made its presence felt at this year's Glassbuild.

Green building offers a unique challenge for the glazing industry. It demands buildings bring in more light to reduce artificial lighting costs and enhance occupant health, while simultaneously asking for better thermal performance for lower energy usage. Fortunately, the industry … Continue reading

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Study: Natural Benefits of Glazing Key in Young Learning Environments

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From a building design standpoint, is the use of glazing the most important factor in learning and academic performance of elementary school students? One recent study suggests that just may be. The University of Salford, Manchester, in the United Kingdom … Continue reading

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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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Daylighting Issues Debated in IgCC Hearings

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A variety of issues related to daylighting were debated in the International Code Council’s International green Construction Code (igCC) hearings, which took place last week in Memphis. Two proposals were approved as submitted, GG260 and GG262. Their goal was to … Continue reading

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