April 2, 2013
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Make It Right are issuing a Product Innovation Challenge, encouraging manufacturers to design goods for the affordable housing market that are safe for human and environmental health, and designed for re-use. Up to three winning entrants, who will be announced this November at Greenbuild 2013, will split $250,000 in prize money.
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March 21, 2013
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association Annual Technical Conference will take place at the Intercontinental Milwaukee Hotel, June 4-6, 2013.
The three-day event will feature sessions on current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product technologies. Breakout sessions will focus on topics relevant to the window and architectural... more »
March 19, 2013
The Association of Millwork Distributors submitted a code change proposal for the International Residential Code that would incorporate a reference to the AMD 100 for compliance to design wind load requirements. The ANSI/AMD 100-2013, Structural Performance Ratings of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems and Procedures for Component Substitution, ensures that producers of SHEDs have an alternative... more »
March 4, 2013
Fenestration Canada's Jeff Baker will conduct a webinar this month to discuss recent changes to the Ontario Green Energy Act. Ontario officials announced in late December 2012 that windows would be a regulated product under the Green Energy Act; however, implementation has been delayed until January 1, 2014.
The "Ontario Green Energy Act Now Includes Windows," webinar will occur... more »
February 26, 2013
AAMA's 76th Annual Conference is still underway in Tucson, AZ, where fenestration industry leaders have gathered to discuss how they can improve their companies and meet challenges in today's economic, political and regulatory climate.
Keynote speaker, Robert Tucker, author of "Innovation is Everybody's Business," outlined strategies for being a "3.0" innovator and integrated... more »
February 19, 2013
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has added several new speakers to the agenda for its Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 18-20 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Va.
Sen. Angus King, recently sworn in as Maine's first independent senator, will be a featured speaker during the Washington Briefing breakfast one morning. Former governor... more »
February 12, 2013
About 100 glass industry representatives gathered in New Orleans last week for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference, where life cycle assessment and IG certification inspired much discussion.
The meeting kicked off with the organization's Emerging Technologies and Innovation Committee, covering topics from gas permeability to vacuum insulating glazing to life cycle... more »
February 5, 2013
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host its 76th Annual Conference, February 24-27, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz. The event will feature keynote speaker, Robert Tucker, author of "Innovation is Everybody's Business," who will discuss tools and strategies to help managers and their employees identify opportunities for success, take the... more »
January 29, 2013
In additon to the following highlights, Window & Door's coverage also includes:
A report overviewing the event
In-depth coverage of new introductions in doors, windows, components and accessories
A Live from Las Vegas video gallery featuring more new products
More snapshots, featured as part of first day's coverage of this year's event.
Multi-panel folding and sliding door... more »
January 29, 2013
Las Vegas―The mood was distinctly upbeat among exhibitors and attendees at the International Builders’ Show, held here last week. While several large window and door manufacturers―notably Andersen and Pella―were absent, Ply Gem, Jeld-Wen, Marvin, Therma-Tru and others capitalized on the spotlight.
The now three-day show, organized by the National Association of Home Builders, drew an... more »