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  • Materials Aluminum Extruders Council Web site features extensive information on aluminum production, processing and recyclability. Forest Certification Resource Center Created by Metafore, an organization focused on enabling businesses to make better environmental choices, this site provides an overview of forestry certification and links to a variety of programs around the world... more »
  • Fire-rated curtain wall enhances IMAX theater adjacent to home of the Spruce Goose. more »
  • When I first heard of James Carpenter, he was described to me as a glass artist. He certainly is one, but he also is much more. “James Carpenter Environmental Refractions” by Sandro Marpillero is a thorough compilation of the architecturally related projects of the New York City architect. Through many case studies, this publication shows how Carpenter’s work incorporates the art of glass into... more »
  • ASTM International This organization creates standards and testing procedures for a multitude of products and materials.  Related to green building, it has developed: ASTM E2129-05 Standard Practice for Data Collection for Sustainability Assessment of Building Products ASTM E1991-05 Standard Guide for Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Building Materials/Products ASTM E2432-05... more »
  • Arizona Green Building Program I-Built California Alameda County Waste Management Program Built It Green California Green Builder Program California Living & Energy's Green Green Building Alliance San Jose Green Building Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Colorado Green Points Program Built Green Colorado District of Columbia GreenHOME, Inc. Florida Florida Green Building Coalition... more »
  • A number of safety and security issues need to be considered with regards to windows and doors. Safety Glazing While ordinary glass can break and present a safety hazard, the industry and government have worked together to significantly reduce any potential danger. For example, safety glazing is required by law in many applications. In the home, such requirements cover any glass in doors, as well... more »
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    Photos and drawings detailing common window shapes
    Bell-Top Ellipse Eyebrow Eyebrow with Extended Legs—Also referred to as a segment head. Gothic—Also referred to as a cathedral window Gothic with Extended Legs Photo courtesy of Hurd Windows & Doors Half Eyebrow with Extended Legs—Left and right Half-Round—Also commonly called an arch-top, circle-head, circle-top, radius-top or round-top. Half-Round with... more »
  • The following section features standards, specifications, test methods and other pertinent documents related to windows, doors and skylights used in the residential and light commercial markets. Documents are listed within three major categories: Finished Products Installation, Building Practices & Field Tests and Components The major focus of each document is highlighted in bold type to... more »
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    Patio and entry door manufacturers need to focus on the critical demands of their targeted market
    Given the current market weakness, many window and door manufacturers are preparing themselves for a slow and competitive recovery cycle. Many are turning to hardware manufacturers for help. Component suppliers can offer a variety of solutions, of course, but the best answer for each manufacturer will depend greatly on the market it serves. A common response to a weak window and door market is... more »
  • Fantastic fabricated glass highlights high-end condos in New York
    Art, design, money and glass combine in New York City to create the interiors and exteriors of some of most expensive pieces of real estate in the world. While the rest of the United States has suffered a steady decline in the residential market, the 23-square-mile city that never sleeps has continued to prosper, with a luxury, high-end resident building boom. “Domestically, economic indicators... more »