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May 2019

Loud BEEPing in NYC

A BITE OF THE APPLE: In the past week, New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio has placed his name in the running to become the Democratic nominee for president of the United States. Democratic, republican, independent, left, right, up or down, he wouldn’t get my vote. Here’s why. It’s not because of his attack on glass two weeks ago (See “A Bronx Cheer,” posted May 13, 2019) but rather because of two things related to that attack. The first is the lack of understanding the mayor’s office has about glass and energy efficiency. The rhetoric the mayor put forth really displayed a knowledge vacuum. The second was the fact that… Read More »

A Bronx Cheer

There’s been a lot talk these past two weeks about the press conference New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held on April 22. In a 40-minute Earth Day manifesto, Hizzoner touted a “Green New Deal” of his creation that would amend the NYC charter and administrative code to achieve certain reductions in greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2050. The glass industry knows that a move toward its more energy-efficient products generally is welcomed; it helps save energy and provides a value-added product at value-added prices. Requiring such enhanced products means that architects and other design professionals will need to be more aware of all the performance characteristics of glass—energy and… Read More »

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