Volume 43, Issue 7 - July 2008


Bring in the Substitutes 
Thanks to new ASTM language, manufacturers of hurricane systems may just find a simple substitution to be a quick and easy task.

Turning to the Sun 
How is the glass industry responding to the rising price of energy? By taking “solar control” to a whole new level. Facades and curtainwall no longer simply block sunlight—they are using it to generate energy. 

The Best of the Web
Want to make your website better? Then turn to these winners of our First Annual Best Glass Industry Websites competition. 



The Architects' Guide to Glass
A special section of

  • From the Editor
  • Glass for the Masses: Architects Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart chose to design Metropolis with an all-glass look that was right on target for the young urban market.

ON THE COVER: Glass no longer only provides protection from the sun—it is helping some buildings create energy. 

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