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Codes and Climate Zones

Green Building Codes In the United States, green building strategies that can help reduce energy consumption are increasingly being introduced to traditional building codes. As a result, architects ...
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Biophilia and Glass: Supporting a Connection to Nature

The growing practice of biophilic design in architecture is all about maintaining a connection to nature and light through a building. Because glass is the most popular transparent building material ...
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Stainless Steel Spacers Outperform Foam in Residential Windows

When it comes to windows, homeowners are familiar with the parts of windows they can see, like the glass, the frame and the hardware. However, there are parts of the window inside the glass that play ...

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Heat-Treated and Spandrel Glass

Heat-treated glass provides both the durability and safety found in many of the world’s most visually breathtaking buildings. But manufacturing heat-treated glass is a complex and multi-step process. ...
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Bent & Laminated Glass Demonstration

Here's an explanation of how bent and laminated glass is made, courtesy of Standard Bent Glass in East Butler, PA. First, large sheets of glass are scored into a range of end-use sizes. Then, these ...
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Bird-Friendly Glass

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Word of the Month

Double Glazing

In general, any use of two thicknesses of glass, separated by an air space, within an opening, to improve insulation against heat transfer and/or sound transmission. In factory-made double glazing units the air between the glass sheets is thoroughly dried and the space is sealed airtight, eliminating possible condensation and providing superior insulating properties.

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What are the U.S. Standards for testing safety glazing materials?

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