Latest Articles in Design & Performance

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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 »
  • A closer look at the USGBC program and what it says about fenestration products
    June 29, 2008 The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Homes third-party certification system measures the overall performance of a home in eight categories—Innovation & Design Process, Location & Linkages, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Awareness & Education. The program establishes a... more »
  • A look at minimum performance requirements and available points for industry products within the draft NAHB/ICC standard
    June 30, 2008 The National Association of Home Builders published its National Green Building Guidelines in 2005.  It is now working with the International Code Council, through its NAHB Research Center, to develop the National Green Building Standard. Based on the National Green Building Guidelines, the standard is expected to be approved by the American National Standards Institute in... more »