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PRESENTATIONS
Unexpected Breakage in Ceramic Enameled (Frit) HS IG SPandrel  posted
February 2015
by Chris Barry
This presentation from the IGMA 2015 Winter Conference looks at causes of breakage in Spandrel glass with ceramic enameled frit.

Window Glazing for Durability (Residential)  posted May 2012
This video produced by IGMA looks at various aspects of the insulating glass unit.

An Introduction to Insulating Glass  posted August 2011
by A William Lingnell, PE, Lingnell Consulting Services / IGMA Technical Consultant
This slide deck from Bill Lingnell, longtime industry consultant and IGMA's Technical Consultant, looks at the basics of insulating glass, its history and much more.

Preventing Injuries During Flat Glass Handling  posted August 2011
by Mike Burk, Edgetech IG
This joint webinar by IGMA and the Glass Association of North America (GANA) looks at injuries and fatalities caused by mishandling of glass, or complacency when handling glass. Presented by Mike Burk of Edgetech IG, it also ponders ways to make the job site more safe.

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DOCUMENTS
Definition of a Gas-Filled Unit 
posted August 2012
This is the official definition from the former Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association (SIGMA).

Definition of a Failed Unit  posted August 2012
This document contains the complete edition of newsletter from the former Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association (SIGMA).

SIGMA-Grams (Complete)  posted August 2011
This document contains the complete edition of newsletter from the former Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association (SIGMA).

Insulating Glass Manufacturing Guidelines: Important Considerations  posted August 2011
This
technical bulletin from IGMA looks at important guidelines to consider in the industry.

ENERGY STAR® Technical Specification for Residential Windows, Doors, and Skylights Sold in Canada Version 4.0 – February 1, 2015  posted February 2014
This is the new document from Energy Star®.

 

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Latest News

Posted 02.23.2015
IGMA Wants Your Feedback on Proposed Product Declaration
In the never-ending quest for improvement, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) has put out a draft of its Window Product Category Rules for its members to review. It was announced the draft would be coming out at the recent AAMA conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Two rules are available for public comment—one for a cradle-to-grave, business-to-consumer EPD that covers only vertical windows and another that is for cradle-to-gate, business-to-business EPDs, covering all window types.
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Posted 02.10.2015
Florida Energy Code Puts a Wrap on IGMA Conference
In many ways, the state of Florida is one of the leaders in influencing building and energy code development and implementation throughout the United States. And with fenestration being a crucial piece in the energy puzzle, the industry has a keen eye on what is happening in the Sunshine State. Last Friday, attendees of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference were treated to a presentation by Florida code expert Arlene Z. Stewart of AZS Consulting. Stewart gave an update on the new Florida energy code, which goes live in just a few months.
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Posted 02.06.2015
Experts Weigh in on Sustainability, Green Efforts at IGMA
No extensive discussion regarding the modern manufacturing of building products and construction can be had without hitting on the topic of sustainability. That point was not lost on attendees at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale this week. All the trending acronyms were discussed—LCA (life cycle assessment), EPD (environmental product declaration), PCR (product category rule), and the newer HPD (health product declaration), among others.
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