More articles by Drew Vass

NFRC Opens Spring Committee Meeting on Notes of Optimism

“The green wave is coming,” announced officials for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) yesterday, and along with it an expected 25% increase in the market for fenestration products, they added. That was one of several messages used to usher … Continue reading

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Novel Window Designs Aim for More Than Just Efficiency

As manufacturers work to deploy better versions of double and triple-pane insulating glass, outside researchers are developing novel ideas for windows that go beyond additional lites, gas fills and coatings. In February, Dave Cooper, a consultant for the insulating glass … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office Points to Possible Fallouts from Increased Minimum Wage

As the administration presses for raising the federal minimum wage, a nonpartisan analysis issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) examines how the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 would impact facets of the national budget. The same report delves … Continue reading

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Organizations Petition UN for Year of Glass

Each year, the United Nations (U.N.) designates specific periods as markers for events or topics, in order to promote the organization’s objectives. Established by the U.N.’s general assembly, observances range from days, to years and even decades. 2015 was the … Continue reading

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IECC Slated for More Input by Government Officials

The International Code Council (ICC) released a new framework last week, changing the means by which it updates the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) from government consensus to an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standards process. Adopted by ICC’s board … Continue reading

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