Window-wall ratio amendment fails
Feb. 24, 2014 - The ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 189.1 Workgroup has officially voted down changes that would have reduced the standard's allowable window-to-wall ratio to 25 per cent. The 189.1 standard is ASHRAE's green building standard for high-performance, sustainable buildings and is being developed in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, the body that oversees LEED certification. With the defeat of the amendment, the window/wall ratio in 189.1 remains at 40 per cent.
CGA Newsletter: February 2014
The CGA regrets to announce that Fenestration B.C. has left the association.
Fenestration Forum: February 2014
Engineers Canada has established a committee to examine the vulnerability of buildings to global climate change, defining it as any systematic change in long-term statistics of climate elements sustained over several decades or longer.
Editorial: February 2014
Here’s a line I hear from companies in this industry sometimes: “We like to keep a low profile.”
Zana Gordon departs CGA
Feb. 5, 2014 - The board of the Canadian Glass Association has not retained the services of executive director Zana Gordon following a special meeting on Jan. 28. The move follows a tumultuous January for the association that saw Fenestration B.C. leave the national organization. Gordon remains as executive director of FenBC.
Flat Glass Showcase
Pilkington Optitherm S1 Plus is the latest in its low-E range offering ultra-low emissivity and achieving a U-value of only 1.0 W/m2K when incorporated in a double glazed insulating glass unit.
Fenestration Forum: December 2013
For the fourth time in four years, the federal government has revised regulations covering mortgages for new homes and condominiums.
For the birds
The true number of birds killed or maimed or left vulnerable to predators by window strikes is difficult to estimate, and approximations veer wildly from the millions to upward of a billion.