Volume 29, Issue 3 - Fall 2015

From the Editor

Green Glazing


The glass is always greener on the other side.

With the Greenbuild Conference and Expo just around the corner, we thought we’d shift some of the focus this issue to, well, green building.

And does it get any greener than the clear stuff?

Whether you’re talking about sustainability, energy efficiency, occupant health, or most anything else on the green building list, glass has an answer. And it’s not just one answer.

There’s no one way to apply glass to a project and have it perform in these fashions. That was the focus for the green building multi-project feature you’ll be looking at shortly.

We picked out three very different LEED projects—a pair of office towers clad in glass and coated metal, a rejuvenated museum with high-end balanced doors, and a music school that utilizes custom-shaped windows with dynamic glass.

Each unique project demonstrates the variety of glass applications in green buildings—something manufacturers and businesses in our industry promote actively.


““Whether you’re talking about sustainability, energy efficiency, occupant health, or most anything else on the green building list, glass has an answer. And it’s not just one answer.”

So if you’re making your way to Greenbuild in Washington, D.C., this fall, stop by as many glass-related exhibitors as you can to see what they’re doing to help you accomplish your green goals.

And be sure to visit us at Booth #1540. We’d love to hear about how you use glass to get green.

Cheers, and enjoy the fall issue.

AGG

Nick St. Denis
is an assistant editor for Architect’s Guide to Glass and Metal magazine. He can be reached at nstdenis@glass.com.

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