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Loews Kansas City Hotel features aluminum framing systems by Tubelite, finishing by Linetec, glass by Viracon

Missouri’s Loews Kansas City Hotel is the first full-service luxury hotel to open downtown in more than 30 years. Rising 24 stories and encompassing 800 rooms, its crisp, modern, minimalist look was designed by Cooper Carry and brought to life with Tubelite Inc.’s curtainwall, window wall, entrance and interior aluminum framing systems.

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FGIA releases new technical manual for IG Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released new technical manual providing generic design considerations for cavity compensation for insulating glass (IG) units and determining conditions which impact the pressure in the IG unit cavity. IGMA TM 3200-21, “Design Considerations for IG Unit Cavity Pressure Compensation,” is FGIA’s newest technical manual.

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AviProtek® and SOLARBAN® glasses deliver a bird-friendly, science-on-display façade for the University of Saskatchewan’s Collaborative Science Research Building

Embracing a “science-on-display” theme, the state-of-the-art Collaborative Science Research Building at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada delivers an integrated, sustainable environment for the school’s biology and agricultural departments. Helping the building qualify for Green Globes certification, Keith Henry, FRAIC, SAA, LEED AP, a partner with Henry Downing Architects, said that insulating glass units (IGU) with Solarban® 70 glass were selected to reduce heat gain and maximize visible light.

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Solarban 90, Starphire glasses transform 60-year-old bank building into Dallas icon

Named one of the ten best structures in Dallas by Dallas Morning News architectural critic Mark Lamster, 1217 Main Street—once a 1950s-era bank building—has been transformed into a mixed-use architectural gem in downtown Dallas. Designed by 5G Studio Collaborative, Dallas, the adaptive reuse marvel features a colorful handmade ceramic perimeter artistically framing a ground-level storefront and four-story curtainwall system with Solarban® 90 Starphire® glass from Vitro Architectural Glass.

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Sustainability design expert John Peterson shares commercial, residential design trends

The director of sustainable design and building innovation for MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA), John Peterson, delivered a presentation entitled “Inspired Design Trends for Commercial and Residential Construction” at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Annual Conference. In this session led by John Peterson, participants learned the latest on sustainability demands and the popular ways buildings are being designed to surpass the highest sustainability and energy-efficiency benchmarks.

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Historic motorcycle factory converted into new, affordable housing features high-performance windows

The Mason Square Apartments II at Indian Motorcycle project offers low-income residents affordable rental housing without compromising aesthetics, performance or comfort. Vacant for decades, the 55,000-square-foot, five-story, brick building’s tall, arched windows had been boarded up for years. Today, these 4-by-8-foot openings feature Diamond Windows & Doors’ high-performance, double-hung windows with Technoform’s warm-edge insulating glass spacers.

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March 9 FGIA webinar to highlight study of impact of cavity reduction on triple glazed IG units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “The Impact of Cavity Reduction on Triple Glazed IG Units” on Tues., March 9 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. During this webinar, attendees will learn about the recent study commissioned by the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). It was undertaken to help insulating glass unit (IGU) manufacturers understand the impact that glass deflection can have on the energy performance of triple glazed IG units.

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SOLARBAN® glasses enhance sustainable design of award-winning John W. Olver Design Building

Local architects Leers Weinzapfel Associates (LWA) carefully considered the site, solar orientation and placement of an interior courtyard to maximize daylighting and reduce demand for artificial lighting in the John W. Olver Design Building. These tactics helped drop electrical load for the structure by 54% compared to an average university building. As part of the first and largest cross-laminated timber academic building in the U.S., Solarban® 60 and Solarban® 70 glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass raise the sustainable design bar for the LEED® Gold-certified facility, which encompasses 87,500 square feet of classroom, office and community space.

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The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.

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