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FGIA Releases 2020/2021 Market Studies Update; Offers Adjusted Forecast of Fenestration Industry Trends

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released updated industry market data in the FGIA Industry Update of the U.S. Market for Residential and Non-residential Windows, Doors and Skylights. The report updates the reports the association released this past … Continue reading

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FGIA Statistical Review and Forecast: A Tale of Two Markets

Non-residential commercial glazing decreased 11% in 2020 across several different applications. New construction shrank by 11% as well, while renovation demand decreased by 12%.  The new stats are part of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2020/2021 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and … Continue reading

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Approved IBC Proposal Clarifies Language for Skylights and Retention Screens

The public comment portion of the International Code Council hearings are underway in Las Vegas, and USGNN™ is monitoring the code hearings as they take place through Wednesday. Changes to a proposal clarifying the use of skylights and retention screens, … Continue reading

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What’s the EPA’s Future Under a Trump Administration?

For the glazing industry, the election of Donald Trump casts the spotlight on one of his biggest pledges during the presidential campaign – the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), whose Energy Star standards are used to certify doors, windows … Continue reading

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Who is Bringing in the Light?

An ever-increasing implementation of green building practices in the architectural community has put natural light at a premium. New construction projects through the U.S. are using glass and glazing to maximize daylighting for energy efficiency and occupant health purposes. However, … Continue reading

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