01/01/1970
Defining Warm Edge in the Commercial Market

By Joe Erb, product manager, Edgetech I.G. Glass Magazine. Homes and buildings have a profound impact on our natural environment, economy, health and productivity.

Defining Warm Edge in the Commercial Market
By Joe Erb, product manager, Edgetech I.G.

Homes and buildings have a profound impact on our natural environment, economy, health and productivity. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, in the U.S. alone, buildings account for 25 percent of electricity consumption, 36 percent of energy use and 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions the primary contributor to climate change.

These realities have resulted in more stringent energy regulations from state and federal government agencies, as well as the governing bodies in the fenestration industry.

For example, the National Fenestration Rating Council has approved a mandate that will require insulating glass certification as a prerequisite for ENERGY STAR

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