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Industry Publishes New Window PCR

After nearly four years of collaboration, the long-awaited Window Product Category Rule (PCR) has finally been released. The PCR, which can be viewed here, was established “to provide a detailed method for developing a business-to-business (B-to-B) Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) … 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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AAMA Assesses LCAs

Discussion of life cycle assessment (LCA), a complex and increasingly important issue in the fenestration industry, opened Day 2 of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. LCA looks to catalog the environmental effects related … Continue reading

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Experts Weigh in on Sustainability, Green Efforts at IGMA

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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