Chapter 6. Impact of Energy Codes on the Glass Industry

  1. John B Wachtman Jr.
  1. Merle F. Mcbride1 and
  2. Mark L. Bulger2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314401.ch6

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 54th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 54th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 2

How to Cite

Mcbride, M. F. and Bulger, M. L. (1994) Impact of Energy Codes on the Glass Industry, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 54th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314401.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Owens-Corning Granville, OH 43023

  2. 2

    PPG Industries Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375303

Online ISBN: 9780470314401

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Keywords:

  • flat glass;
  • fiber glass;
  • energy codes;
  • officials model energy code;
  • glass industry

Summary

The glass industry, both flat glass and fiberglass, will be positively impacted by recent changes in energy codes. Increased thermal and energy requirements have been adopted via recent changes in energy codes for the construction of new buildings. These changes are presented in the 1992 Council of American Building Officials Model Energy Code for residences and in the ASHRAE Standard 90.1–1989 for commercial buildings. Each of these energy codes was identified in the Energy Policy Act of 1992, signed into law on October 24, 1992, which requires all states to either meet or exceed these codes within two years. Details of the requirements will be reviewed along with their impact.