FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Walker
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WASHINGTON, DC (December 17, 2009) – The National Glass Association (NGA), the leading business organization representing the North American glass industry, joined other industry associations in submitting comments in the public review for American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standard 90.1. The revision to ASHRAE 90.1 aims to increase building energy efficiency by 30% by the year 2030. The standard, which is published every 3 years, is the basis for both state energy codes and utility rebate programs.
NGA’s comments, developed in cooperation with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), and the Glass Association of North America (GANA), included the following:
The proposed revision was opened for public review in November 2009. The committee will review comments in January 2010, with the goal of completing the new version of the standard in June.
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the glass and window and door industries. Based outside Washington, DC, and representing over 3,000 member companies and locations, NGA offers certification and education and training, including MyGlassClass.com and MyWindowClass.com – state-of-the-art online training resources. 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™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites: glass.org, GlassBuildAmerica.com, GlassMagazine.com, WindowandDoor.com, MyAutoGlass.org, and WDDAlliance.org. 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 www.glass.org.