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Architectural glass is a key ingredient for new McCormick headquarters

McCormick’s new global headquarters’ 50,000-square-foot, seven-floor building features nearly 85,000 square feet of glass fabricated by JEB. STUDIOS Architecture designed the base building to be sleek, modern, and energy efficient. The four-year project involved stripping an existing utilitarian building down to its concrete and steel structure, adding a refined glass curtainwall, and carving out a central atrium to provide natural daylighting.

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YKK AP America announces expansion with new sales and customer service representatives

YKK AP America today announced it has expanded its sales and customer service team with the addition of three new hires. Twenty-year industry veterans Michael West and Kyle Peterson will join YKK AP as residential sales representatives for the state of North Carolina and the state of Florida, respectively. Shurnell James joins YKK AP as the customer service manager for the residential division, where she will play a critical role in cultivating a high-performing customer service team.

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AAMA updates two specifications for static, dynamic test methods related to seismic drift

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated two documents for evaluating window wall, curtain wall and storefront systems when it comes to seismic drift. AAMA 501.4-18, “Recommended Static Test Method for Evaluating Window Wall, Curtain Wall and Storefront Systems Subjected to Seismic and Wind-Induced Inter-Story Drift,” and AAMA 501.6-18.”

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Kolbe’s Forgent Series delivers durability, efficiency and easy installation

Kolbe’s Forgent Series is a high-performance product line constructed of Glastra® – a hybrid of fiberglass and UV-stable polymer formulated for strength and resilience. Multi-chambered Glastra extrusions in an advanced ladder design add strength and promote energy efficiency. An integral nailing fin, and welded sash and frame provide rigidity, keeping units square, and preventing air and water from entering the joint.

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Window Film Industry Association expands global representation

“Whether engineered to be optically clear or less transparent, professionally installed window film may expand the life and the beauty of existing glass windows with such immediate benefits as energy savings, added protection from fading of furnishings, more safety when glass breaks, the blocking of harmful UV rays and improved sightlines,” said John Parker, president of the IWFA. “The increase in the IWFA’s board from 13 to 15 is further proof of window film’s value to the building, motor vehicle, architectural, designer and specifier professions,” he added.

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Humber College transform’s its Centre for Entrepreneurship into energy-efficient, bird-friendly building

Functionality of the glass configuration was a key consideration, said Adrienne Tam, associate, Moriyama & Teshima. “We were on a quest for a bird-friendly glass treatment that would allow the low-e coating to be applied to Surface #2.” The acid-etched pattern “was integral to the glass, and unlike other products, not a separate material bound to the glass that is then exposed to the environment,” she added.

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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018 PRISM Sustainability in the Built Environment featuring resilient design, specifying green walls, interior design in healthcare facilities, healthcare facility sustainable design, and the final part of the series The Economics of Biophilia: Communities.

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

Photo: Cedar Rapids Public Library (Cedar Rapids, IA)- LEED Platinum. SageGlass® is advanced dynamic glass that can be electronically tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass enables you to control sunlight and glare without blinds or shades, maintaining your view and connection to the outdoors and significantly reducing energy consumption. With an ever growing list of LEED certified installations, SageGlass is committed to USGBC’s mission of sustaining eco-friendly building interiors and conserving energy, benefitting everyone in the built environment.

Photo: Cedar Rapids Public Library (Cedar Rapids, IA)- LEED Platinum. SageGlass® is advanced dynamic glass that can be electronically tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass enables you to control sunlight and glare without blinds or shades, maintaining your view and connection to the outdoors and significantly reducing energy consumption. With an ever growing list of LEED certified installations, SageGlass is committed to USGBC’s mission of sustaining eco-friendly building interiors and conserving energy, benefitting everyone in the built environment.

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