rom glass to windows to hardware and much more, a  
number of glass-industry companies will be exhib-  
iting at the 2017 Greenbuild Expo at the Boston Con-  
vention & Exhibition Center in Boston. The conference is  
presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and  
includes an extensive seminar and education program, as  
well as a trade show filled with building products designed  
Green  
is the  
F
New Black with sustainability and energy performance in mind. The  
full event runs November 6-10, with the expo taking place  
Glass Industry Companies Head  
to Boston for Greenbuild 2017  
November 8-9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Take a look  
at the products featured in this section for a glimpse at what  
will be highlighted during the show.  
Booth 2342  
Booth 1014  
Duo-Gard, and the initial application  
Windows in Motion  
Collaboration Creates  
will be expanding its Sleekline canopy  
system.Additional applications include  
Duo-Gard Industries Inc. and 3form transit shelters and structures, as well  
New developments and innovations New Opportunities  
in window hardware will be the focus  
for Bronze Craft.According to informa- LLC have collaborated to provide com- as building facades and accents.  
tion from the company, all motorized plete turnkey systems and solutions ƒƒ® www.duo-gard.com  
window systems have traditionally re- for canopies, shelters, building fa-  
quired additional wiring and control- cades and other exterior applications. Booth 1355  
lers due to the use of 24-volt systems The new line, called Fusion, integrates Grand Openings  
used in Europe. The Italian company 3form translucent polycarbonate glaz-  
Ultraflex Control Systems (UCS), rep- ing panels with Duo-Gard’s engineered  
resented by Bronze Craft in the U.S., is structural systems to create aesthetic  
introducing a line of UL-listed 120 VAC possibilities in 92 color options, three  
voltage supply.  
finishes and three thicknesses.  
NanaWall Systems will feature a va-  
riety of operable glass wall products.  
These include Cero and ClimaClear, as  
well as a new shading system.  
This new line of  
Quasar and Vega window ac-  
tuators using typical North American  
line voltage (120 VAC) are designed to  
According to the companies, the col-  
The Cero line is a minimal-framed,  
provide commercial building owners laboration takes Duo-Gard’s expertise large-panel, sliding glass wall. It has  
with savings on installation and com- in outdoor applications to a higher full floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels  
ponents when using window actua- level of aesthetic diversity, while mov- with recessed top and bottom tracks.  
tors for natural ventilation or smoke ing 3form into new exterior territory, According to the company, while the  
evacuation.  
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expanding the markets for both com- system is extremely heavy, it can be  
panies. Fusion will be marketed by opened and closed easily. The min-  
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imalist design is ideal for a modern  
aesthetic due to its clean and uniform  
thin lines.  
Former President Bill Clinton to  
Keynote Greenbuild 2017  
ClimaClear is a frameless, all-glass  
individual panel sliding system. It is  
engineered for transparent weather  
protection while providing maximum  
views and unobstructed sightlines.The  
weather-resistance of the panels comes  
from a combination of several techni-  
cal attributes. These include the pat-  
ent-pending Panel Interlocks and the  
transparent weather seals between the  
panels that seal the wall against wind-  
driven rain and reduce air infiltration.  
The company also introduced what  
it describes as the first individual panel  
shade solution for operable glass wall  
panels. The new shades, designed spe-  
cifically for NanaWall,are custom fitted  
to each panel and provide ultimate con-  
trol of sun exposure and homeowner  
privacy, without sacrificing aesthetics,  
according to the company.  
In addition to the presentations and expo hall, Green-  
build attendees can also hear from President Bill Clinton,  
who will give a special keynote address on Thursday, No-  
vember 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Boston Convention &  
Exhibition Center.  
“President Clinton is a long time friend and advocate  
of the green building movement and our community con-  
tinues to be encouraged and inspired by his years of phil-  
anthropic work to help those less fortunate and create  
resilient communities,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of the  
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). “We know that his message of inclusion  
and environmental responsibility will challenge us to not only be better envi-  
ronmental stewards, but to be better citizens of the world.”  
USGBC had previously announced that Project Haiti, its LEED-registered or-  
phanage and children’s facility currently being constructed in Port-au-Prince,  
Haiti, will be officially named the William Jefferson Clinton Children’s Center.  
The facility is aiming for LEED Platinum and has been named in honor of Pres-  
ident Clinton in recognition of the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) longstanding  
work to engage and empower the global community to find innovative solutions  
to the world’s most pervasive problems.  
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with lower requirements.  
pany’s MikronBlend vinyl compound,  
Booth 618  
In addition, the company’s Mikron offering optimal weathering and su-  
C3-11300 window system, which perior durability, even in intense UV,  
meets all necessary requirements for temperature and salt air environments.  
AW ratings governed by the North It also features the company’s Super-  
American Fenestration Standard, is CapSR, a patented, coextruded color  
now available in multi-lite configura- technology that absorbs less heat to  
tions to provide architectural design prevent heat-related profile distortion  
Designing for  
High Performance  
Several products that  
provide energy-effi-  
ciency options for  
window systems will  
be displayed by  
flexibility.  
and is 12 times more scratch-resistant  
Quanex Building  
Products. These  
include the  
Ideal for use in mid- and high-rise and durable than painted vinyl,accord-  
buildings, including multifamily units, ing to the company.  
the C3-11300 system includes the com- ƒƒ® www.quanex.com  
comp a ny’s  
Super Spacer  
TriSeal, a non-metal-based spacer  
technology, as well as the Mikron C3-  
Booth 621  
High-Flying  
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operable, non-metallic door and win-  
dow system.  
1300 AW-rated window system, an  
Protection  
Birds collide with  
glass building fa-  
The TriSeal line is designed to offer  
manufacturers an energy-efficient  
and sustainable solution for insulat-  
ing glass units. As a triple-seal warm-  
edge spacer line, TriSeal products offer  
a continuous vapor barrier backing  
across the profiled back of the spacer  
and are engineered to accept both a  
butyl primary seal and a silicone sec-  
ondary seal, according to the company.  
Super Spacer TriSeal Premium and  
TriSeal Premium Plus with appropriate  
secondary seals are all certified at the  
highest passive house efficiency classes  
for use in arctic climates and climates  
cades all over North  
America, claiming the  
lives of millions of  
birds each year. With  
this in mind, Walker  
Glass will feature its  
AviProtek bird-friendly  
acid-etched glass  
solutions.  
The company offers three different options. AviProtek is the basic bird-friendly  
product with acid-etched patterns on the number-one surface. AviProtek E com-  
bines acid-etch visual markers on the number-one surface with Solarban high  
performance low-E coatings from Vitro on position-two. And finally, AviProtek T is  
the company’s least visible surface-one bird friendly glass solution.  
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