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In a Socially Speaking post two summers ago, I shared a list of 10 residential and commercially-focused industry media accounts to follow on Twitter in order to keep up with fenestration news. That list still stands as a great round-up of media outlets, but here are some additional accounts you should add in order to get an even wider range of perspectives on our industry.

  1. Chip Gentry is a lawyer who specializes in fenestration-related litigation. He often speaks at conferences about how companies can avoid lawsuits, such as his recent presentation at the AAMA Summer Conference.
  2. Keep informed about the happenings of one of the industry’s largest tradeshows by following the GlassBuild America account. They tweet live updates from the showroom floor, as well as pre-show info for those planning on making the trip to Atlanta in September.
  3. WELL Certified was also discussed at the recent AAMA Summer Conference, so follow their account to learn more about how this program allocates points based upon people's health and wellness.
  4. Greenbuild is another huge industry event, and it’s happening in Boston this November. Save the date and know what to expect by following the conference’s account.
  5. Berkeley Lab is always tweeting about sustainability and other science solutions to problems and challenges in the industry and in other areas of interest.
  6. Keep tabs on the goings-on of doors, windows and skylights of our neighbors to the north by following Fenestration Canada. They’re meeting this November, too.
  7. Industry reporters and editors Ellen Rogers, Nick St. Denis and Trey Barrineau all tweet frequently about industry scoops and items of interest.
  8. Building Enclosure is an educational resource that covers above and below grade design in commercial, multifamily and industrial applications. They mention AAMA regularly!
  9. The Window Safety Task Force is especially active during Window Safety Week (the first full week of April each year) but resources on this important industry safety initiative can be found all year long.
  10. Energy Star Buildings and Energy Star Homes are two official ENERGY STAR accounts focused on commercial and residential projects.

Take a look at these accounts and the kinds of things they tweet about. If their posts are of interest and value to you, follow them. Maybe they’ll follow you back, and share your news, too.

And, as always, don’t forget to follow us! We’re on Twitter @AAMAinfo, and we want to hear from you. We share member news, milestones, updated AAMA documents, case studies and more. We even live-tweet our #AAMAwebinar sessions there, as well as our conferences using the hashtag #AAMAconf. The next one is happening July 18.