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Mazria Captivates Inaugural Architects Forum

ATLANTA (September 13, 2011) – Professionals from across the North American architectural industry who gathered here today for the Inaugural NGA Architects Forum were treated to a number of compelling speakers and presentations.  

Among the highlights was an eye-opening presentation by John Edward Mazria, Founder of Architecture 2030.  Mazria vividly illustrated the powerful role of the Building Sector in both creating and alleviating many of the crises facing America and the world today.

“The road to energy independence, economic recovery and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions runs through the Building Sector,” Mazria said. He elaborated: "Consider this: the first day a building is occupied, all of the carbon emissions from that building come from building products and the building process."

The NGA Architects Forum is presented by the NGA, AAMA, the Georgia and Atlanta chapters of the American Institute of Architects, and the U.S. Green Building Council – Georgia Chapter.  Sponsored by Petersen Aluminum and Guardian Industries, the event was held in conjunction with GlassBuild America 2011: The Glass, Window & Door Expo®.

“We are extremely gratified by the response to this first-year event,” said Phil James, President and CEO of the National Glass Association.  “We received a great number of compliments on our agenda and the speakers, as well as suggestions for even bigger and better things for our second-annual Forum."

For a complete line-up of speakers and information about GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo™, September 12 -14, 2011 in Atlanta, please visit

About the NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the auto and architectural glass, and window and door industries. Based outside Washington, DC, and representing nearly 2,200 member companies and locations, NGA offers education and training, including and NGA publishes the industry’s leading trade magazines: Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®; and e-newsletters: e-glass weekly™, WDweekly™, and For Technicians Only e-bulletin™. NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade event: GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo®. The Window & Door Dealers Alliance, an organization for independent window and door dealers, is an initiative of the NGA. For more information on NGA, visit

About GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo™ 
GlassBuild America is organized by the National Glass Association, in partnership with the Glass Association of North America, American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association. GlassBuild America is a member of the Global Fair Alliance. For more information about the Global Fair Alliance, visit