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Petersen Releases New EPD

Petersen Aluminum has released an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which delivers cradle-to-grave transparency for the manufacturing, installation, maintenance and recycling of its roll-formed steel and aluminum roof and wall panels. According to the company, the EPD was published to meet … Continue reading

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Anticipated Window PCR Available for Review

Two new Window Product Category Rules (PCRs) developed by a handful of industry associations are now available for review and public comment. Monday, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) announced the release of a draft of the PCRs, which are … Continue reading

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Experts Weigh in on Sustainability, Green Efforts at IGMA

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No extensive discussion regarding the modern manufacturing of building products and construction can be had without hitting on the topic of sustainability. That point was not lost on attendees at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference in … Continue reading

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New EPDs Assist Architects in Specifying Metal Panels for Green Buildings

The Metal Construction Association has developed a series of eco-labels—similar to a nutritional label on a food product—to provide an effective framework for making informed product comparisons based on specific design goals. The labels are called Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), … Continue reading

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Vetrotech Creates LCA for Fire-Rated Products

Vetrotech announced it is the first fire-rated glass company in the world to have made a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) of fire-rated glazing products. The LCA is a rigorous method for “assessing the environmental footprint of a product or … Continue reading

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IgCC Debates EPDs During This Week’s Code Hearings

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Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) have seen a lot of discussion of late within the architectural glass industry. An EPD for glass was recently published and one will soon be available for windows. Likewise, EPDs were also on the agenda this … Continue reading

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