Posts Tagged ‘ PCR ’

EPDs: What’s the Business Value?

Feb 14th, 2017

If you have been in an industry meeting in the past few years, chances are you are at least aware of acronyms like EPD, LCA and PCR. Still, the industry is still trying to figure out how this all fits into their business. Vik Ahuja, Life Cycle Assessment Consulting, aimed to answer some of those […]

PCR Released for Sealants in North America

Dec 2nd, 2016

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), along with UL Environment as the program operator, recently released a product category rule for sealants covering North America. “The publication of the Product Category Rule (PCR) for sealants demonstrates that ASC is able to mobilize its membership to accomplish a task that is important for the continued use […]

Industry Alliance Releases PCR for Processed Glass

Aug 22nd, 2016

Two industry associations have jointly released a Product Category Rule (PCR) for processed glass, and they are now determining whether to move forward with the development of an industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) and the Glass Association of North America (GANA) announced they approved and published the new PCR, […]

AAMA, thinkstep to Work Together on Sustainability Issues

Feb 19th, 2016

The glass and fenestration industries have grappled with the implications of product category rules (PCRs), life cycle assessments (LCAs) and environmental product declarations (EPDs) for several years now. But a big question remains – how do they affect the bottom line? To answer that, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is getting help from outside […]

View’s Tinianov to Give Window and Glass a Voice in HPD Process

Dec 17th, 2015

Now is the time to get the glass industry more involved in the Health Product Declaration (HPD) movement. That’s according to one of its new board members. Brandon Tinianov, vice president of business development at View Glass, was recently elected to HPD Collaborative’s board of directors. He is now helping guide the organization, which supports HPD advancement. An […]

IGMA Kicks off with Emerging Technology and Innovation

Oct 8th, 2015

It’s that time of the year again for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA). The association is convening this week at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver for its Fall Conference. The first meeting took place today. As part of the sessions, the Emerging Technology and Innovation Committee discussed activity within its five […]

GANA Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

Sep 29th, 2014

When the Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to codes and standards, energy performance and more. In the Energy Division meeting, Tom Culp […]

As Window EPD Nears, LEED and Green Globes Focus More on Products

Mar 14th, 2014

Just as work on an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for windows gets set to reach an important milestone and the broader certification landscape continues to evolve, both LEED and the newer Green Globes programs are increasingly reflecting the trend of greater attention on individual products, say some experts.