More articles by Ellen Rogers

Breaking Bridges: Understanding Thermal Performance is Key to Ensuring Glazing’s Place on the Façade

Does it seem like you’re hearing the terms “thermal bridging” and “thermal break” more frequently? You are, and there’s a good reason for it. Simply put, when it comes to façades, thermal bridging is the movement of heat from the … Continue reading

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TransAtlantic Debate Panelists Discuss the Glass Industry’s Role in Impacting Climate Change

How can the architectural glass industry have a positive effect on climate change? That was the question discussed during the Transatlantic Debate plenary session today during GlassCon Global VE-Glass Expo VE. Bruce Nicol, head of global design for Merck Window … Continue reading

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World Congress Session Explores Opportunities for Combined Hurricane and Acoustical Performance

Safety, security and acoustic performance—all are benefits of laminated glass. But what happens when someone in hurricane-prone Miami, for example, in a busy high-rise neighborhood, wants glazing that combines sound control with the required hurricane performance? That’s somewhat of a … Continue reading

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Go with the Flow: The Benefits and Opportunities of the Rainscreen Principle

Architects want beautiful buildings that are high-performance, use lots of glass, and don’t leak water. That’s how it starts. Now add in bigger spans of glass, minimal sightlines, make sure the glass is as clear as possible and add a … Continue reading

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Follow the Numbers: Retrofit and Renovation Can Mean Big Opportunities

They say the numbers don’t lie, so co consider these: U.S. commercial buildings consume more than $120 billion in annual energy costs. That’s according to the 2012 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey released in 2016 (Note: The 2012 study is … Continue reading

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