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Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

Courtesy of Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting.

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


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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Industry Stands Strong, Tells ASHRAE: Do Not Limit WWR; But ASHRAE Delays Action


The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. (ASHRAE) 189.1 workgroup 7 on Energy Efficiency met today to discuss the 72 comments in opposition of a proposed change to Addendum “am” to ASHRAE 189.1, “Standard for the Design … Continue reading

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Culp Discusses Building Codes and Energy Efforts During BEC Conference

Energy efficiency and the role that glass and glazing products can play in high-performance buildings was a key discussion point during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, which concluded yesterday at the Plant Hollywood … Continue reading

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