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AAMA Fall Conference Registration Deadline Approaching

Written on September 2, 2014 at 22:36

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is still accepting registrations for the upcoming AAMA 2014 Fall Conference. It will be held Sept. 14-17 at The Westin in Westminster, Colo. Those interested in making a hotel reservation at the Westin may contact Florence Nicolici directly.

Exhibitor spots for the Supplier Product Display are still available, although time is running out to join the 14 currently filled. This opportunity is offered to Category 1 supplier members and provides the opportunity to exhibit products and services during an informal reception. While at the display, attendees can test their knowledge by playing “Are You Smarter than a FenestrationMaster?” and win discounts off FenestrationMasters courses and exams. Players can earn savings on the only publicly available professional education and certification program by correctly answering questions from the course work.

AAMA has also planned several networking and social events around the greater Denver area. During these networking events and throughout the conference, attendees are encouraged to tweet using the hashtag “#AAMAConf” and mention @AAMAinfo.

Michael Hodgson, ConSol founder, will present “California Regulatory Proceedings Impacting the Nation,” Tues., Sept. 16. Hodgson will discuss how California’s leading edge energy policy is driving the market to time-of-use energy pricing, incentivizing ways to reduce peak load and detailing how the policy impacts energy choices in buildings. Additional speakers will include Dick Doyle, who will present an update on The Vinyl Institute, and Sherwin-Williams representatives Kathy Andersson and Eric Crosby, who will give an aluminum-focused presentation on coatings trends and residential and commercial exteriors.

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Registration Now Open for 2015 International Builders’ Show

Written on September 2, 2014 at 22:36

The National Association of Home Builders officially opened online registration today for the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show, the largest annual light construction tradeshow in the world.

The 2015 show, to be held in Las Vegas, Jan. 20-22, is part of the second annual Design Construction Week, a co-location with the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, hosted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and the International Window Coverings Expo. New this year, two other shows will also join the event, including The International Surface Event and the Las Vegas Market. While the shows will remain separate and distinct, all registrants will have access to the exhibits of all five shows held during Design Construction Week.

The IBS show floor will feature more than 1,000 of the industry’s top manufacturers and suppliers showcasing the latest and most innovative products. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn new techniques and explore emerging trends in the more than 100 education sessions offered throughout the show. Additional special events, speakers, awards competitions and networking opportunities are among the other major highlights for attendees.

During September, IBS registrants can take advantage of several discounts and incentives, including:

  • Free Expo Pass for all NAHB members or a $100 discount for NAHB members on early full conference registration, which includes access to 100+ education sessions in addition to the expo floors of all five shows.
  • A $50 Expo Pass for nonmembers ($100 beginning Oct. 1), or save $100 off the early full registration fee of $475.
  • Free spouse registration for NAHB members and nonmembers. Beginning Oct. 1, the price will be $25.

Building industry professionals and their affiliates are invited to register by visiting the show’s website.

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WDMA Predicts Growth for Architectural Door Market through 2015

Written on September 2, 2014 at 22:36

The architectural door market will experience continued growth through 2015, according to the Window and Door Manufacturers Association‘s Architectural Door 2014 U.S. Market Study. The study forecasts strong market growth in the wood flush door market of nearly 24 percent in 2014 and 22 percent in 2015. This follows market growth of 17 percent in 2013.

Wood stile-and-rail doors are also forecast to see strong market growth of 33 percent in 2014 and 25 percent in 2015, coming on the heels of flat growth in 2013. 
 
The WDMA Architectural Door 2014 U.S. Market Study, which was prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, is available for purchase online in the WDMA Bookstore.

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Lynn Ishman Joins NGAWDDA as Sales Director

Written on August 29, 2014 at 22:28

The National Glass Association and the Window Door Dealers Alliance are pleased to announce the appointment of Lynn Ishman as sales director. Ishman comes to NGAWDDA as a veteran sales team leader, having served most recently as director of sales at Entertainment Publications HSP EP Acquisition. There, she created sales management systems and developed industry partnerships and client retention programs that earned her loyalty among her customers and annual sales gains.

Ishman will lead the sales effort for all NGAWDDA products and services. Her new team includes the association’s long-time salespeople: Jennifer Robinson, GlassBuild America exhibit sales; Mike Reier, Chris Hodges and Jeff Smith, advertising sales for the Glass Magazine and Window Door family of print and electronic publications; and Josh Lowe, membership sales and retention.

Ishman and her newly formed team will be at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window Door Expo, in Las Vegas, from Sept. 9-11.

“We are excited to welcome Lynn to the NGAWDDA. Her high energy, customer-focused mindset and record of success will propel our organization into its next phase of growth,” says Nicole Harris, president and CEO.

Ishman lives in Maryland, where she is active in the Goldheart Golden Retriever Rescue, from which she adopted her dogs, Sunny and Pandora, and is now fostering a third, Gunner. She can be reached at lishman@glass.org; 866/342-5642, ext. 175.

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Lynn Ishman Joins NGAWDDA as Sales Director

Written on August 29, 2014 at 22:28

The National Glass Association and the Window Door Dealers Alliance are pleased to announce the appointment of Lynn Ishman as sales director. Ishman comes to NGAWDDA as a veteran sales team leader, having served most recently as director of sales at Entertainment Publications HSP EP Acquisition. There, she created sales management systems and developed industry partnerships and client retention programs that earned her loyalty among her customers and annual sales gains.

Ishman will lead the sales effort for all NGAWDDA products and services. Her new team includes the association’s long-time salespeople: Jennifer Robinson, GlassBuild America exhibit sales; Mike Reier, Chris Hodges and Jeff Smith, advertising sales for the Glass Magazine and Window Door family of print and electronic publications; and Josh Lowe, membership sales and retention.

Ishman and her newly formed team will be at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window Door Expo, in Las Vegas, from Sept. 9-11.

“We are excited to welcome Lynn to the NGAWDDA. Her high energy, customer-focused mindset and record of success will propel our organization into its next phase of growth,” says Nicole Harris, president and CEO.

Ishman lives in Maryland, where she is active in the Goldheart Golden Retriever Rescue, from which she adopted her dogs, Sunny and Pandora, and is now fostering a third, Gunner. She can be reached at lishman@glass.org; 866/342-5642, ext. 175.

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Deceuninck Names Greg Koch Director of National Fenestration Sales

Written on August 29, 2014 at 10:27

 

Deceuninck North America welcomed Greg Koch as director of national fenestration sales. In this new role, Koch will help develop and manage national accounts as well as provide strategic direction in product research and development for new markets. He will also develop strategies and programs to meet customer needs.
 
“Greg joins us with 29 years of technical, sales and management experience in the window and door industry,” says Filip Geeraert, president and CEO of Deceuninck North America. “As a results-oriented leader, we are confident that Greg’s experience and expertise will enable our continued growth and bring new opportunities with our national accounts and other new markets. On behalf of the company, I’m pleased to welcome him to Deceuninck.”
 
Koch comes to Deceuninck from Rehau North America where he held positions of commercial sales manager, northeast regional sales manager and national sales director. His responsibilities included regional and key account management, national sales team management and commercial business development for the window and door u-PVC extrusions business unit. Prior to his positions at Rehau, he was director of sales and marketing followed by president and CEO of Roto Frank of America. 

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A Call for Collaboration

Written on August 27, 2014 at 22:26

As part of its efforts to help industry bring next generation window technologies from the lab to the home, the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office will meet with stakeholders at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window and Door Expo. BTO will gather feedback that will inform decisions on the future support for the testing and simulation infrastructure at the Energy Department’s National Labs. Participants will have the opportunity to inform BTO staff of their needs over the next 3 to 5 years, and to provide input about the facilities that will be critical to moving their energy efficient products to widespread application in residential and commercial markets, in new construction, replacement and retrofit.

Window Door contributor Katy Devlin recently interviewed Karma Sawyer (at right), technology manager for the Building Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy to discuss how the residential window industry can work with the DOE to further the development of energy efficient technologies.

Tell me about the Emerging Technologies Program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office. How does it relate to the glass and window industries?

The Emerging Technologies program within the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office funds RD in academia, at the DOE national labs, and in the private sector to develop next-generation energy efficiency technologies for new and existing residential and commercial buildings, including windows and building envelope, sensors and controls, and space heating and cooling, among others. The goal is to develop energy efficient technologies that, at minimum, perform as well as the best technologies currently available in the market, with a cost that enables mass-market adoption.

Tell me about the BTO’s building energy goals.

As the Energy Department works toward achieving higher energy performance in buildings, key stakeholders continue to step up to the plate to meet the challenge. The goal of President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge is to achieve an energy savings of 20 percent or more in commercial buildings by 2020. To date, more than 190 organizations have joined the Better Buildings Challenge and are demonstrating cost-effective performance improvements of, on average, more than 2.5 percent per year, which exceeds the annual savings needed to meet their 2020 goal. In fact, energy consumption in buildings has been declining since 2007, and the Energy Information Administration predicts that buildings will consume 2.5 Quads less energy in 2015 compared to 2005. That is equivalent to saving 431 million barrels of oil.

What can the glass and window industries offer to the DOE? And what can the DOE offer to the glass and window industries?

Open communication and active engagement regarding technological advancement and opportunities is critical. By collaborating with each other, the window industry and the Department have the opportunity to push technological boundaries by developing new innovative approaches for energy and cost savings, in addition to expanding upon existing technologies and concepts.

Additionally, BTO remains committed to providing support for new and innovative ideas that contribute to energy savings. At the Energy Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the National Renewable Energy Lab facilities, software tools and personnel are available to support [research, development and demonstration] funded by the public and private sectors. These facilities are national resources that have unique capabilities needed to make energy efficient technologies market-ready, and they are critical to the Department’s mission of advancing technology to meet evolving market conditions.

How critical are the glass and window industries to reaching energy-use goals in buildings?

More efficient windows and glass technologies have substantial potential to reduce energy consumption in buildings. Windows protect building occupants from the elements but also provide natural light and ventilation.

In 2010, approximately 3 Quads of energy losses in residential buildings were attributed to windows, and due to their energy savings potential, BTO has identified highly insulating windows to be a high priority for RD. For example, R-10 windows have a theoretical maximum energy savings potential of 1.4 Quads. However, the most significant energy savings can be realized when buildings are treated as optimized systems with integrated technologies. But to do that cost-effectively requires creativity and cooperation with researchers, different building technologies industries, and building owners and operators.

What energy-saving glass and window technologies excite you?

There is a variety of exciting window technologies that are either on the market or currently in development that can help consumers save money by saving energy. One of the Energy Department’s top priorities is to work with industry to develop a low-cost highly insulating window (R7+) that can reduce conduction losses. There are also tremendous opportunities to reduce solar heat gain, especially in highly glazed buildings in hot climates, through the use of dynamic systems (electrochromic windows or films, or automated window attachments). However, it is also critical that those technologies are available at affordable prices.

In general terms, why is innovation so important for the industry at large, and for individual companies?

As a result of efforts to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, the nation’s energy landscape is rapidly changing. Industries such as energy efficient lighting, HVAC and appliances are investing in innovation and pushing the envelope to drive progress. To stay competitive, the glass and window industries can focus on creative solutions to reducing the cost of high efficiency products.

Tell me about the BTO stakeholders meeting at GlassBuild America.

 As part of its efforts to help industry bring next generation window technologies from the lab to the home, BTO is meeting with stakeholders at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window and Door Expo. BTO will gather feedback that will inform decisions on the future support for the testing and simulation infrastructure at the Energy Department’s National Labs. Participants will have the opportunity to inform BTO staff of their needs over the next three to five years, and to provide input about the facilities that will be critical to moving their energy efficient products to widespread application in residential and commercial markets, for new construction, replacement and retrofit.

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A Call for Collaboration

Written on August 27, 2014 at 22:26

As part of its efforts to help industry bring next generation window technologies from the lab to the home, the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office will meet with stakeholders at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window and Door Expo. BTO will gather feedback that will inform decisions on the future support for the testing and simulation infrastructure at the Energy Department’s National Labs. Participants will have the opportunity to inform BTO staff of their needs over the next 3 to 5 years, and to provide input about the facilities that will be critical to moving their energy efficient products to widespread application in residential and commercial markets, in new construction, replacement and retrofit.

Window Door contributor Katy Devlin recently interviewed Karma Sawyer (at right), technology manager for the Building Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy to discuss how the residential window industry can work with the DOE to further the development of energy efficient technologies.

Tell me about the Emerging Technologies Program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office. How does it relate to the glass and window industries?

The Emerging Technologies program within the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office funds RD in academia, at the DOE national labs, and in the private sector to develop next-generation energy efficiency technologies for new and existing residential and commercial buildings, including windows and building envelope, sensors and controls, and space heating and cooling, among others. The goal is to develop energy efficient technologies that, at minimum, perform as well as the best technologies currently available in the market, with a cost that enables mass-market adoption.

Tell me about the BTO’s building energy goals.

As the Energy Department works toward achieving higher energy performance in buildings, key stakeholders continue to step up to the plate to meet the challenge. The goal of President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge is to achieve an energy savings of 20 percent or more in commercial buildings by 2020. To date, more than 190 organizations have joined the Better Buildings Challenge and are demonstrating cost-effective performance improvements of, on average, more than 2.5 percent per year, which exceeds the annual savings needed to meet their 2020 goal. In fact, energy consumption in buildings has been declining since 2007, and the Energy Information Administration predicts that buildings will consume 2.5 Quads less energy in 2015 compared to 2005. That is equivalent to saving 431 million barrels of oil.

What can the glass and window industries offer to the DOE? And what can the DOE offer to the glass and window industries?

Open communication and active engagement regarding technological advancement and opportunities is critical. By collaborating with each other, the window industry and the Department have the opportunity to push technological boundaries by developing new innovative approaches for energy and cost savings, in addition to expanding upon existing technologies and concepts.

Additionally, BTO remains committed to providing support for new and innovative ideas that contribute to energy savings. At the Energy Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the National Renewable Energy Lab facilities, software tools and personnel are available to support [research, development and demonstration] funded by the public and private sectors. These facilities are national resources that have unique capabilities needed to make energy efficient technologies market-ready, and they are critical to the Department’s mission of advancing technology to meet evolving market conditions.

How critical are the glass and window industries to reaching energy-use goals in buildings?

More efficient windows and glass technologies have substantial potential to reduce energy consumption in buildings. Windows protect building occupants from the elements but also provide natural light and ventilation.

In 2010, approximately 3 Quads of energy losses in residential buildings were attributed to windows, and due to their energy savings potential, BTO has identified highly insulating windows to be a high priority for RD. For example, R-10 windows have a theoretical maximum energy savings potential of 1.4 Quads. However, the most significant energy savings can be realized when buildings are treated as optimized systems with integrated technologies. But to do that cost-effectively requires creativity and cooperation with researchers, different building technologies industries, and building owners and operators.

What energy-saving glass and window technologies excite you?

There is a variety of exciting window technologies that are either on the market or currently in development that can help consumers save money by saving energy. One of the Energy Department’s top priorities is to work with industry to develop a low-cost highly insulating window (R7+) that can reduce conduction losses. There are also tremendous opportunities to reduce solar heat gain, especially in highly glazed buildings in hot climates, through the use of dynamic systems (electrochromic windows or films, or automated window attachments). However, it is also critical that those technologies are available at affordable prices.

In general terms, why is innovation so important for the industry at large, and for individual companies?

As a result of efforts to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, the nation’s energy landscape is rapidly changing. Industries such as energy efficient lighting, HVAC and appliances are investing in innovation and pushing the envelope to drive progress. To stay competitive, the glass and window industries can focus on creative solutions to reducing the cost of high efficiency products.

Tell me about the BTO stakeholders meeting at GlassBuild America.

 As part of its efforts to help industry bring next generation window technologies from the lab to the home, BTO is meeting with stakeholders at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window and Door Expo. BTO will gather feedback that will inform decisions on the future support for the testing and simulation infrastructure at the Energy Department’s National Labs. Participants will have the opportunity to inform BTO staff of their needs over the next three to five years, and to provide input about the facilities that will be critical to moving their energy efficient products to widespread application in residential and commercial markets, for new construction, replacement and retrofit.

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Article source: http://windowanddoor.com/article/call-collaboration

A Call for Collaboration

Written on August 27, 2014 at 22:26

As part of its efforts to help industry bring next generation window technologies from the lab to the home, the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office will meet with stakeholders at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window and Door Expo. BTO will gather feedback that will inform decisions on the future support for the testing and simulation infrastructure at the Energy Department’s National Labs. Participants will have the opportunity to inform BTO staff of their needs over the next 3 to 5 years, and to provide input about the facilities that will be critical to moving their energy efficient products to widespread application in residential and commercial markets, in new construction, replacement and retrofit.

Window Door contributor Katy Devlin recently interviewed Karma Sawyer (at right), technology manager for the Building Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy to discuss how the residential window industry can work with the DOE to further the development of energy efficient technologies.

Tell me about the Emerging Technologies Program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office. How does it relate to the glass and window industries?

The Emerging Technologies program within the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office funds RD in academia, at the DOE national labs, and in the private sector to develop next-generation energy efficiency technologies for new and existing residential and commercial buildings, including windows and building envelope, sensors and controls, and space heating and cooling, among others. The goal is to develop energy efficient technologies that, at minimum, perform as well as the best technologies currently available in the market, with a cost that enables mass-market adoption.

Tell me about the BTO’s building energy goals.

As the Energy Department works toward achieving higher energy performance in buildings, key stakeholders continue to step up to the plate to meet the challenge. The goal of President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge is to achieve an energy savings of 20 percent or more in commercial buildings by 2020. To date, more than 190 organizations have joined the Better Buildings Challenge and are demonstrating cost-effective performance improvements of, on average, more than 2.5 percent per year, which exceeds the annual savings needed to meet their 2020 goal. In fact, energy consumption in buildings has been declining since 2007, and the Energy Information Administration predicts that buildings will consume 2.5 Quads less energy in 2015 compared to 2005. That is equivalent to saving 431 million barrels of oil.

What can the glass and window industries offer to the DOE? And what can the DOE offer to the glass and window industries?

Open communication and active engagement regarding technological advancement and opportunities is critical. By collaborating with each other, the window industry and the Department have the opportunity to push technological boundaries by developing new innovative approaches for energy and cost savings, in addition to expanding upon existing technologies and concepts.

Additionally, BTO remains committed to providing support for new and innovative ideas that contribute to energy savings. At the Energy Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the National Renewable Energy Lab facilities, software tools and personnel are available to support [research, development and demonstration] funded by the public and private sectors. These facilities are national resources that have unique capabilities needed to make energy efficient technologies market-ready, and they are critical to the Department’s mission of advancing technology to meet evolving market conditions.

How critical are the glass and window industries to reaching energy-use goals in buildings?

More efficient windows and glass technologies have substantial potential to reduce energy consumption in buildings. Windows protect building occupants from the elements but also provide natural light and ventilation.

In 2010, approximately 3 Quads of energy losses in residential buildings were attributed to windows, and due to their energy savings potential, BTO has identified highly insulating windows to be a high priority for RD. For example, R-10 windows have a theoretical maximum energy savings potential of 1.4 Quads. However, the most significant energy savings can be realized when buildings are treated as optimized systems with integrated technologies. But to do that cost-effectively requires creativity and cooperation with researchers, different building technologies industries, and building owners and operators.

What energy-saving glass and window technologies excite you?

There is a variety of exciting window technologies that are either on the market or currently in development that can help consumers save money by saving energy. One of the Energy Department’s top priorities is to work with industry to develop a low-cost highly insulating window (R7+) that can reduce conduction losses. There are also tremendous opportunities to reduce solar heat gain, especially in highly glazed buildings in hot climates, through the use of dynamic systems (electrochromic windows or films, or automated window attachments). However, it is also critical that those technologies are available at affordable prices.

In general terms, why is innovation so important for the industry at large, and for individual companies?

As a result of efforts to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, the nation’s energy landscape is rapidly changing. Industries such as energy efficient lighting, HVAC and appliances are investing in innovation and pushing the envelope to drive progress. To stay competitive, the glass and window industries can focus on creative solutions to reducing the cost of high efficiency products.

Tell me about the BTO stakeholders meeting at GlassBuild America.

 As part of its efforts to help industry bring next generation window technologies from the lab to the home, BTO is meeting with stakeholders at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window and Door Expo. BTO will gather feedback that will inform decisions on the future support for the testing and simulation infrastructure at the Energy Department’s National Labs. Participants will have the opportunity to inform BTO staff of their needs over the next three to five years, and to provide input about the facilities that will be critical to moving their energy efficient products to widespread application in residential and commercial markets, for new construction, replacement and retrofit.

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LaCantina Doors’ New Multi-slide System Named one of Top 100 Best Products

Written on August 27, 2014 at 10:25

LaCantina Doors’ new class of multi-slide doors was named as one of the 100 Best New Products in 2014 by Professional Builder. LaCantina was selected from the thousands of products introduced to the readers and editors of the magazine in the past 12 months.

LaCantina’s new class of multi slide combines the performance, strength and symmetry of high end lift slide doors with the functionality and value of a multi slide, the company reports. The door utilizes the same door panels used in the company’s folding and new swing doors for a complete and matching door package.

“We are honored that our new class of multi slide was selected by Professional Builder’s readers and editorial staff as one of the top 100 new building products in 2014,” says Lee Maughan, president of LaCantina. “We are dedicated to providing innovative products and solutions that create open spaces.”

The 100 Best New Products of 2014 are featured in the August issue of Professional Builder. This marks the 8th year that the publication has produced this list.

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