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FGIA Recognizes Industry Leaders for Excellence During 2024 Annual Awards Ceremony

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated winners at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the end of the second day of the 2024 FGIA Annual Conference. Awards were presented primarily by the previous year’s winners, who recognized recipients for their many efforts toward progressing the work of the Association and the industry overall in 2023.Outstanding Service Award – Steve Fronek (Apogee)The Outstanding Service Award was presented to Steve Fronek, Vice President Preconstruction at Apogee Enterprises,...

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2024 FGIA Annual Conference Schedule Centers Around Glass, Sustainability, Research

The schedule for the upcoming 2024 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference, to be held February 19-22 in Amelia Island, FL, will focus on glass topics, issues around architecture, sustainability and advances in industry research. Additionally, participants can learn why surface preparation is importance for coatings performance, the latest on AAMA and IGMA Certification programs and more by registering now for the in-person experience or for virtual access to the FGIA Annual Conference.GlassAn insulating glass (IG) forensic analysis workshop on Monday afternoon will...

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Registration Now Open for the 2024 FGIA Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2024 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference, to be held February 19-22 in Amelia Island, FL. The preliminary schedule is now available and includes a variety of presentations, panel discussions and hands-on workshops, as well as the association’s annual awards ceremony. Numerous committees, councils and task groups will also have an opportunity to meet. Register now for the in-person experience or for virtual access to the FGIA Annual Conference. Early bird registration rates are available through January...

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FGIA Annual Conference Keynote Speaker to Share Insight into Demographics Research

The keynote speaker at the upcoming 2024 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference in Amelia Island, FL, will discuss the role of demography in business decisions. Author Ken Gronbach will offer both a keynote address entitled “Demography is Destiny” and an exclusive executive leadership session on this topic at the event. Registration opens in mid-December for the 2024 FGIA Annual Conference to be held February 19-22.Demography is the science of simplicity of birth, death and migration of populations. Gronbach's easy-to-understand demographic perspective is...

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2024 FGIA Events Sites, Dates Announced

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has formalized its 2024 conference and regional events schedule, beginning with the FGIA 2024 Annual Conference taking place February 19-22 in Amelia Island, FL. Registration for this event will open in December.“FGIA is excited to announce this new slate of host cities for our in-person conferences, which we feel is a great mix of both member favorite locales and new sites for the Association to visit,” said Florica Vlad, FGIA Events Manager. “Plus, we will offer a series...

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Colorado Water Conservation Legislation Impacts Manufacturing, Distribution, Sale of Select Residential Fenestration Products

A new Colorado law setting environmental standards for residential products will likely impact the fenestration and glazing industry, participants at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Fall Conference learned. Jeremy Neustifter, Air Quality Policy Director at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), spoke about the legislation in his presentation titled, “Laying Down the Law to Drive ENERGY STAR Requirements in Colorado.” This session was sponsored by the FGIA Western Region.HP23-1161, the Appliance Standards Bill, was signed into law June 1 in...

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FGIA Participants Tour NREL, Hear Research Update at 2023 Fall Conference

Around 40 participants at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Fall Conference had the opportunity to tour the 327-acre National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus in Golden, CO. This facility houses research laboratories and the lab's administrative office. Reflecting NREL’s commitment to sustainable operations, the main campus boasts several LEED-platinum rated buildings, along with multiple on-site renewable energy installations.“This is not just an office space but also a teaching building,” said Robert Tenent, researcher and one of the tour’s guides. At NREL, Dr. Tenent's...

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Update on FGIA Certification Programs Given at 2023 Fall Conference

Two staff members from the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) gave updates about both the insulating glass (IG) and fenestration certification programs offered by FGIA. Amy Becker, Glass Products Specialist, oversees the operation of the IGCC/IGMA and IGMAC IG certification programs and serves as the internal auditor for FGIA fenestration certification programs. Jason Seals, FGIA Certification Services Manager, Fenestration, oversees the AAMA product certification, component verification and laboratory accreditation programs used by FGIA members and licensees to bring quality fenestration products to market.FGIA has...

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Fenestration Can Play Role in Improving Indoor Air Quality in Environmental Justice Communities Impacted by Construction

Participants at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Fall Conference learned about the role those in the industry can play in helping reduce pollutants in the indoor spaces of those living and working in communities that have been disproportionately affected by construction projects. Dr. Nicholas Clements from the University of Colorado Boulder gave a presentation titled, "The Role Indoor Air Quality Plays in Environmental Justice Communities Impacted by Construction."Clements was part of a group that conducted a recent study in the Denver area that...

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FGIA Members, World Vision Donate Backpacks, School Supplies to In-need Children

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) partnered with World Vision, a humanitarian organization helping children, families and their communities overcome poverty and injustice, to provide school supplies to in-need children during the 2023 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference (September 18-21). Together, the two organizations assembled and donated 240 backpacks filled with school supplies for students.“Since 1981, World Vision has partnered with communities in the U.S. to create environments in which all children are healthy, educated, cared for, protected and thriving,” said Jack Laverty, World Vision...

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