AAMA Updates Thermal Barrier Analysis

AAMA Updates Thermal Barrier Analysis

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated technical information on composite thermal barrier systems. “Structural Performance of Thermal Barrier Framing Systems” (AAMA TIR-A8-16) is the first update since 2008. Rich Rinka, the AAMA’s Technical Manager for Standards and Industry Affairs and one of the … Read more…

Pella Acquires Duratherm Windows

Window manufacturer Pella Corp. says that it has acquired Duratherm Windows Corp. Duratherm designs and manufactures customizable hardwood windows and doors. The transaction took effect on Nov. 1, with Duratherm maintaining its brand name, which is marketed to the high end window and architectural communities. … Read more…

Alpen Introduces Window Package Rated at R10 Insulation

Alpen Introduces Window Package Rated at R10 Insulation

Alpen High Performance Products has introduced a fixed window package providing an R10 insulation value, the company says. The rating on the ZR10 double-film fixed window design was attested to by National Certified Testing Laboratories and the National Fenestration Rating Council. The windows are eligible … Read more…

How Will Power Be Used Tomorrow and What Can Your Company Do About it?

How Will Power Be Used Tomorrow and What Can Your Company Do About it?

The energy world is changing at an unprecedented pace. The way large organizations acquire, manage and use energy is dramatically different today than it was ten years ago. And ten years from now, it will likely be different still, as technological, regulatory policy and business … Read more…

Oft Forgotten Fenestration Should be an Energy Efficiency Priority

Oft Forgotten Fenestration Should be an Energy Efficiency Priority

How soundly fenestration – the windows, doors and other elements that are inserted into buildings – is handled goes a long way toward determining energy efficiency and costs. This week, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated its method of determining thermal performance of fenestration … Read more…

Bloomberg: Efficiency Focus Shifting to Existing Structures

Bloomberg: Efficiency Focus Shifting to Existing Structures

The efficiency of existing buildings will become a greater focus of greenhouse gas reduction efforts, according to a Bloomberg story. The piece quotes U.S. Green Building Council statistics that buildings account for 39 percent of carbon dioxide emissions. To date, the piece suggests, the focus … Read more…

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