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Embodied Carbon in Glazing and Fenestration | FGIA and NGA to Hold August 24 Webinar Demonstrating EC3 Tool

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) and the National Glass Association (NGA) will host a joint webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, August 24 featuring a demonstration of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool - a free database of construction Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) - and matching building impact calculator for use in design and material procurement. During the webinar, Phil Northcott, CEO of C-Change Labs, will demonstrate the full capabilities of the EC3 tool. A question-and-answer session will follow. This...

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FGIA Releases New Glass Safety Standard

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a new specification providing a framework for creating a safety program within a glass manufacturing facility. IGMA TM-5000-22, Do’s and Don’ts of Glass Safety, seeks to provide a framework for an insulating glass manufacturer to use as the basis for a specific program geared to the unique requirements of each facility. The outline provided within it is directed toward those areas in the manufacturing area to be inspected, assessed for hazards and mitigated. This new document...

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Case Study | FGIA Members PPG Industries and Spectrum Metal Finishing Team Up for Pier 17 Project

Located in New York City’s South Street Seaport, Pier 17 anchors an extensive redevelopment project that is focused on transforming the historic Lower Manhattan neighborhood into a thriving cultural, retail and entertainment center. Yet, for FGIA members, PPG Industries and Spectrum Metal Finishing, the project is serving a secondary purpose as the proving ground for New York City’s first application of a special kind of powder coatings in a challenging marine environment. [photo credit: Francis Zera]

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