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  • ASTM International has issued a new standard designed to provide a method for evaluating gas concentration inside IG units without destroying or altering the edge seal. The new standard, ASTM E2649, Test Method for Determining Argon Concentration in Sealed Insulating Glass Units Using Spark Emission Spectroscopy, was developed by E06.22 subcommittee on Durability Performance of Building... more »
  • Serious Materials has added the SeriousWindows WAP Series, a new affordable high-performance line targeted specifically for low-income housing projects eligible for funding by Weatherization Assistance Program agencies and states. Not only are more funds available for such projects under the stimulus package, new audit tools used in such programs more effectively assess the impact of energy... more »
  • Several leading window and door industry suppliers have announced plans to expand their presence at GlassBuild America, according to organizers. Describing the increased activity as "a sign that the recession is easing and companies are looking ahead to growth in 2010," National Glass Association officials report that a number of companies have increased the size of their displays while... more »
  • An investigative report on Fox 29 News in Philadelphia has accused a Pennsylvania-based distributor with falsely promoting its vinyl replacement window line as having foam-filled sash and frames, when only small amounts of foam were evident in products found in the market.  Broadcast on July 20, the report was based on initial allegations from a New Jersey contractor. The report, which can... more »
  • Graham Architectural Products has acquired FM Enterprises, a Merrill, Wis., based manufacturer of curtain wall windows, storefront windows and doors, and sunshades. The newly formed entity, FM Enterprises, a Graham Architectural company, will operate under the GAP banner. “FM is an excellent fit in both product and corporate culture for GAP," says Brian Hurley, president and CEO of... more »
  • Solar Innovations Inc., a manufacturer of residential and commercial conservatories; sunrooms; skylights; folding, tilting, and sliding glass doors, walls, windows, and screens; has moved into a new green facility in Pine Grove, Pa., company officials report. The new 206,000-square-foot building is located 15 minutes north of the company’s previous location in Myerstown, Pa. LEED (... more »
  • Blair Ingle has been promoted to president of Window World Inc., which bills itself as America’s largest replacement window company with offices in more than 200 cities nationwide. Most recently, Ingle served as CFO and he's credited with developing a strategy that has enabled Window World to outperform its competitors in the current down economy. "Blair offers a unique mix of... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council recently hosted a July 15 webinar to roll out the Component Modeling Approach Pilot Project, its new system for rating commercial fenestraton systems.  As part of the program launch, the organization has also posted the presentation materials, as well as a recording of the webinar on its Web site. The NFRC CMA Web page includes the following: A... more »
  • After a year-long process, Champion Window & Patio Room Co. has earned Green Seal certification for its window, door and patio room products. Certification by the independent Green Seal organization is designed to identify products that are manufactured in an environmentally responsible manner. Green Seal inspectors visited Champion’s Cincinnati and Denver manufacturing facilities to... more »
  • In June, the Alliance to Save Energy hosted a webinar entitled Window Energy Efficiency Beyond Business as Usual.  The webinar is now available for viewing on the Alliance Web site.  Moderated by Jeff Harris, ASE’s vice president for programs, the session examined current research, industry activity and low-income weatherization programs focused on reducing window heat loss far... more »