Volume 49, Issue 7 - July 2014


ANSI Goes Green

The American National Standards Institute has made revisions to a few of its standards, including the Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. In section Construction Activity Pollution Prevention: Protection of Occupied Areas was updated as follows:

“The construction documents shall identify operable windows, doors and air intake openings that serve occupied spaces, including those not associated with the building project, that are in the area of construction activity or within 35 feet (11 m) of the limits of construction activity. Such windows, doors and air intake openings that are under control of the owner shall be closed or other measures shall be taken to limit contaminant entry.

“Management of the affected building(s) not under the control of the building project owner shall be notified, in writing, of planned construction activity and possible entry of contaminants into their building(s).”

In the May 2014 issue of USGlass, the headline of the chart on page 52 was incorrect and implies inaccurate information for the companies noted. The caption of the chart should have noted that, according to an analysis from Western Windows, operable walls comprise 1 percent of the total construction market. USGlass regrets the error.

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