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Below are various articles and links of interest in the glass and
glazing energy performance arena.
: Creating Environmental Capital [in Times of Business Uncertainty]
WSJ CEO Council:
How to Build Global Prosperity - Energy and the Environment
of drifting, the U.S. is moving toward a more-coherent energy policy.
For the energy industry, that is both a boon and a threat. The broad
goals of any new legislation and regulation are clear enough: to cushion
the volatility of energy prices and curb greenhouse-gas emissions.
Posted December 3, 2009
GANA Sends Letter
to IECC Committee Members
purpose is to formally convey industry-wide concern over and opposition
to the visible light transmission (VT)/Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
ratio > 1.5, window to wall ratio < 30% and unjustified U-factor and
SHGC requirements proposals.
Posted October 29, 2009
Efficiency in the U.S. Economy
Global Energy and Materials
Posted October 27, 2009
Division Releases White Paper on LEED
Decorative Division of GANA has released a white paper on LEED and
decorative glazing. To download this paper, click the link below.
Posted October 19, 2009
Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule; Monitoring To Begin January 1,
By Svend Brandt-Erichsen, Marten
22, 2009, EPA released final regulations that require approximately
10,000 facilities to report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
annually. Covered facilities must begin monitoring January 1, 2010, and
file their first annual reports by March 31, 2011. The reporting rule
generally applies to facilities that emit more than 25,000 tons of GHG a
year, although some sources with lower emissions also will be subject to
the rule. EPA estimates that the reporting rule will cover about 85
percent of GHG emissions in the United States.
Posted October 5, 2009
Change Committee Releases "Views from Flat Glass Industry"
Change Committee released the following document outlining key
viewpoints and issues on climate change legislation from the flat glass
Posted June 23, 2009
GANA Comments to
the Environmental Protection Agency on the Mandatory Reporting of
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
submitted the following comments to the EPA in response to the Federal
Register notice, dated April 10, 2009, 74 Fed. Reg. 16448, soliciting
public comments on the proposed regulations of the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency ("EPA") to require annual reporting of greenhouse gas
Posted June 15, 2009
Resources Board (ARB) Glass Manufacturing Sector Survey
staff has mailed out a Glass Manufacturing Sector Survey for
owners/operators of three of the glass sectors: container, flat, and
fiber glass. The survey and any additional information can be viewed
on their website.
Posted February 25, 2009
GANA Letter to
the Environmental Protection Agency
Clean Air Act (CAA) should not be used to achieve reductions in
domestic emissions of greenhouse gas (GHGs).
Posted February 24, 2009
the BIPV Summit
key players to grow the Building-Integrated PhotoVoltaic industry at
the first ever BIPV business meeting in North America.
Posted February 8, 2009
Resources Board (ARB) Announces Website, ListServ
California Air Resources Board (ARB), Office of Climate Change,
announces the launch of its new Cap-and-Trade web site and listserv,
which will provide up-to-date information on the design elements of
California's Cap-and-Trade Program and updates on the rulemaking
timeline and workshops.
Link to the Cap and Trade web site:
Sign up for the Cap-and-Trade email
Posted February 3, 2009
Report for Energy Star
Click here for the cover letter. (341 KB)
Click here for the annual report. (3 MB)
Posted February 3, 2009