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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Energy Star Fenestration Program in Flux After Federal Scrutiny

This fall the U.S. House passed a government-wide spending bill that funds the Energy Star program at $33 million, which is 53% less than current funding levels. An earlier draft of the budget proposed wiping out the program completely. The future of Energy Star continues to be in flux. Operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection […]


Industry 4.0 hot topic at annual Vitrum 2017 in Italy

The Fiera Milano Rho in Italy was recently home to Vitrum 2017, the annual European trade show dedicated to glass processing. According to Vitrum organizers, 245 exhibitors from 21 countries around the globe set up shop at the four-day show, which was visited by about 10,653 registered participants. Most notable was this year’s key theme […]


Architectural glass walls offering 360-degree views and insulation trending in resort areas

Innovations in glass technology have allowed architects to imagine structures that would have seemed impossible in the past. One of these are glass-encased ski homes with 360-degree views, which are trending in cold-weather resort cities like Wyoming’s Jackson Hole. According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, affluent buyers have created a market […]