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Website links for other organizations and entities in the industry.

www.aamanet.org
The official site of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.

www.glasswebsite.com
Glass Association of North America

www.wdma.com
The official site of the Windows & Door Manufacturers Association

www.igcc.org
Insulating Glass Certification Council

www.astm.org
The official site of ASTM International. Find out about the latest standards and statistical quality assurance programs.

www.canadianglassassociation.com
Canadian Glass Association

www.cwdma.ca
Fenestration Canada

www.aipvfq.qc.ca
Association of Industries of Windows, Doors and Glass of Quebec

www.glass.org
The National Glass Association's mission is to fully represent the American architectural and automotive glass industries, by providing education and information; promoting safety and ethics; and protecting industry interests.

www.nfrc.org
National Fenestration Rating Council

www.sawdac.com
Siding and Window Dealers Association of Canada (Window-wise installation program)

www.eere.energy.gov
The official site of the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs. Ask an energy expert, link to a variety of government agencies, and keep up on governmental news and events that effect many related industries.

www.solaractionalliance.org
Solar Action Alliance, a group of environmentalists who want to spread the word about the most clean, reliable, and abundant source of renewable energy: the sun.

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www.glasscanadamag.com
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Latest News

Posted 03.11.2016
IGMA Changes Dates for IG Fabricator Workshop
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) rescheduled its IG Fabricator Workshop event, which will now take place May 3-5 in Plano, Texas, at the Intertek (ATI) Testing Facilities. "There are two major trends affecting the fenestration industry today," says Margaret Webb, IGMA's executive director. "The first trend is major turnover in plant personnel as baby boomers retire, taking with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fabrication of insulating glass just when that expertise is needed the most. Secondly, this is going on at a time when architects and engineers are upping the game on building envelope design with unusual aesthetics, improved thermal performance. This workshop is taught by industry experts who know their stuff and are willing to share their expertise and knowledge with Gen X, Gen Y and Millennials, ensuring that this expertise gets passed on."
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Posted 03.08.2016
PCRs, Durability Testing Among Discussions at IGMA
The members of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) were hard at work last week, hashing out technical matters and pushing forward with educational and certification efforts. The Alliance also covered emerging technologies and innovations, which rounded out the conference at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Indian Wells, Calif. The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) task group, part of the Emerging Technology and Innovation Committee, which met last Thursday, recently developed a business-to-business Product Category Rule (PCR). This was published on the Institute for Environmental Research and Education (IERE) website last September. The possibility of a business-to-consumer version for residential is being explored.
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Posted 03.03.2016
IGMA Addresses Technical Matters
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) held a technical services committee meeting Wednesday during its winter conference in Indian Wells, Calif. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Glass Association of North America's (GANA) insulating division. IGMA and GANA have formed a joint committee to address load resistance and dead load support for insulating glass units with unsupported edge conditions, something committee member Tracy Rogers said will be a "long process."
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