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Low-E at Center of Energy Star Storm Window Specification

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program recently hosted a webinar to address questions and provide clarifications regarding a product specification for exterior and interior storm panels, also called storm windows. The storm windows are used in both multi-family and … Continue reading

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Guardian Industries Corp. Approves DeWitt, Iowa, Plant Project

Guardian Industries’ board of directors has approved a major capital project to repair the float glass furnace and expand glass production at its DeWitt, Iowa, plant, pending approval of state and local incentives. The proposed project, expected to begin in … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Getting the Low(-E) Down

Every Thursday, in accordance with USGlass magazine’s 50th Anniversary celebration, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, we’re throwing it back to low-E. In the … Continue reading

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AGC Launches Energy Select 20

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Following the introduction of its triple-silver Energy Select 28, AGC is now offering a new high-performing coating on three of its most popular tinted substrates: Pure Bronze, Pure Grey and Meadow Green. According to the company, Energy Select 20 provides … 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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North Carolina Adopts Emergency Rule Regarding Low-E Requirements in Code

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The North Carolina Building Code Council will go before an administrative judge this week with an emergency rule the Council adopted regarding requirements for low-E windows. The state’s building code requires low-E windows to be used for their energy-efficiency benefits, … Continue reading

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Glass Companies Work to Educate on Using Proper Glass Selections

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With glass technology, building codes, and even the makeup of the architecture field all experiencing significant change during recent years, the need for information and education about low-E glass and solar control options—as well as how those choices interact—is increasing, … Continue reading

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