As tornado season approaches, businesses are gearing up to protect their building assets as well as shield their customers from damaging effects of flying glass. Tornado season varies depending on which area of the United States you are located. In the U.S., tornado season tends to move northward from late winter to mid-summer. In Southern states, tornado season is typically from March to May. In the Southern Plains, it lasts from May to early June. On the Gulf Coast,
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This modern building of stone and glass houses Kansas University’s Center for Design Research. Giving a place for meeting, lectures, and experiments in design for the University students, this building itself has non-standard roots. The exterior stonework are byproducts of stone manufacturing:
The exterior stonework was created from cottonwood limestone tailings—the waste product from manufacturing stone. Between March and May, several students cut each of the tailings down into smaller blocks. “I don’t know if they had done something bad,” Thomas
The state of Tennessee will be spending $26.4 million dollars in funds from the Tennessee Valley Authority settlement. A complete description of the TVA Settlement is available on the EPA website:
In November 1999, EPA issued TVA an administrative compliance order (ACO) alleging that TVA modified a number of coal-fired units at nine of TVA’s plants without first complying with Clean Air Act (CAA) preconstruction obligations that include obtaining preconstruction permits and installing and operating state-of-the-art pollution control technology (CAA
The IWFA helps highlight and educate the consumer and commercial markets on the merits of window film. This week the highlight is on ultra-violet light during the winter months. The winter sun follows closer to the horizon and is lower angled than the summer months. This effect is more noticeable in northern climes. Harmful ultra-violet radiation directly enters the windows causing fading and discoloration on fabrics and aging on skin.
In northern states, snow on the ground can
SPI, a Korean window film manufacturer, introduces a new line of film called the ‘S9P Series’. This series of window film boasts 99% UV and 98% infrared rejection, which pretty maximizes the performance of the films in the ultra-clear nano/ceramic categories. The film itself is pretty comparable with similar category films offered the leading US window film manufacturers. What was interesting was the way SPI broke down the generations of window film technology.
First Generation Films – Dark privacy oriented
You may have experienced this before. A “crack” jolts you out of your work, then 30 seconds later, another “crack”. Where is the sound coming from? Eventually, you may find a bird repeatedly striking a window pane as if it wasn’t there.
This problem happens in untinted windows when birds do not see the glass. Bird strikes also happen in reflective windows when the reflected tree, sky, and clouds indicate free space to fly. Upon impact, some birds die instantly, some
LexJet introduces a new product for see-through signage named LexJet FaceMount Perforated Window Grip available in 53″ x 82′ and 27″ x 12′ rolls. Offering 60% printable area and 40% clear area and 1.7mm hole size for eye-catching design without obstructing vision into the window. Combined with a low-tack adhesive feature that allows the printed design to be moved repeatedly without leaving a messy residue, this product is a step above previous signage products in ease-of-use.
In the solar performance
Congratulations to the winners of the Stars Challenge Science Competition of 2011. The winning team is from Mother Teresa Regional School located in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. This eighth grade team were encouraged to use the scientific method to address a real-life problem, and one of the team members, Maria Alzate, proposed looking at ways to cool down their hot classroom when the sun is pounding down on them in the morning. Atlantic Highlands Herald does an excellent job breaking
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is part of the Department of Energy. They recently released a 22 page report comparing traditional commercial buildings to “green” federal buildings. The findings were not surprising as many studies confirm similar results:
“To measure green building performance you must look at the building holistically, which includes the occupants and maintenance impacts in addition to the commonly targeted energy and water use,” said Kim Fowler, a senior research engineer and buildings relationship manager at
The IFWA issues a recent press release to highlight the importance of home tint even during the winter months. The usual positive benefits of thermal insulation provided by Low-E winter window film was not the focus. Additional benefits cited were:
“People in northern states may not know that because of the low angle of the winter sun, more ultraviolet rays may come through a window into the living space than in the summer in