Posts Tagged ‘ California ’

Opportunities for Progress are Knocking

Dec 4th, 2023

Despite a global history of policies being put in place to mitigate pollution and the effects on human health, responses to new policies and regulations never change. Following the Great Smog of London in 1952, the Committee on Air Pollution was formed to look at the problem. In 1954, the committee reported that the burning […]

This Earth Day, We Have Opportunities for Education, Growth and a Louder Voice in Green Building

Apr 3rd, 2023

As with many things these days, it’s hard to believe that once upon a time people agreed on things. In 1969, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, a junior senator from Wisconsin who was concerned about the state of the environment in the U.S., saw a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif. He recruited others to organize […]

Can We Afford Today’s Unaffordability?

Mar 1st, 2023

I have a friend who lives in California, and I remember when he moved out there how stunned I was by the costs for real estate. This was 20 or more years ago and even back then the best you could do for around $500,000 was a very small, major fixer upper. About three to […]

California Governor Signs Legislation to Build More Housing, Faster

Sep 30th, 2022

Earlier this week, California governor Gavin Newsom signed off on SB 6 and AB2011, which a statement from the governor’s office says will “streamline the housing approval process in California and create thousands of good paying jobs.” In addition to signing the legislation, Governor Newsom also announced $1 billion in awards to 30 shovel-ready projects […]

Feds Step in to Address Inflation, Supply Chain and Energy Conservation

Jun 21st, 2022

Discussion of rising fuel and inflation prices made its way into the recent meeting of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) as the industry continues to grapple with rising costs. Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. technical operations director, provided an overview of inflation and other obstacles, at FGIA’s 2022 Virtual Summer Conference the week of […]

Congresswoman’s Visit Reinforces Euroline’s Commitment to Collaboration

May 2nd, 2022

U.S. Representative Young Kim (R) of California’s 39th district recently visited Euroline Steel Windows & Doors in Yorba Linda, Calif., to learn more about the company’s commitment to the community. Elyas Balta, Euroline CEO, says more is accomplished when CEOs, politicians and nonprofit organizations make collaboration a priority. Balta says continued commitment to the community […]

New Priced Out Study Highlights the Housing Affordability Crisis

Mar 4th, 2021

A new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) puts a spotlight on the nation’s housing affordability crisis and illustrates how even a relatively small increase in the price of a home can prevent hundreds of thousands of households from achieving the goal of homeownership. The study found that a $1,000 increase in […]

Ensinger Opens Warehouse in California

Jul 2nd, 2020

Ensinger Building Products, part of the Ensinger Global Group, has opened a California warehouse to provide local distribution for its insulbar polyamide thermal breaks to West Coast customers. “The increasing energy requirements for fenestration in the Western United States, through regulations such as California’s Title 24, have significantly expanded the need for high performance thermal […]

Assembly Bill Highlights Labor and Unemployment Codes

May 12th, 2020

California is known for its sunshine, but now a piece of legislation has risen over industries within the state aiming to undo the effects of misclassified workers. Assembly Bill 5 chapter 26 is an act that looks to amend section 3351 and to add section 2750.3 to the state’s Labor Code, as well as amend […]

Company Inaugurates Program to Help Fire Victims

Dec 7th, 2018

California has had massive fires in its past, but none compare to the state’s most recent. The “Camp Fire” has destroyed 150,000 acres of land, leaving behind nothing but soot and ash, while claiming 85 lives. The town of Paradise is barely recognizable. Meanwhile, one glass company is reaching out to help those in need. […]