Edgetech University in Session at Win-Door
October 20, 2009
Continuing its dedication to educating the industry and preparing
manufacturers for upcoming ENERGY STAR® changes, Edgetech I.G.
will bring its Edgetech University booth theme to the Canadian Window
and Door Manufacturers Associations' Win-Door North America 2009,
taking place November 17-19 in Toronto. In addition, Edgetech has
also added the Architectural Learning Center to its booth (#1717)
located in Win-Door's IG Alley.
"The Architectural Learning Center is a great fit for Win-Door
where IG manufacturers are extremely interested in learning more
about products that contribute to the energy efficiency and long-term
durability of their systems," says Erin Johnson, director of
marketing for Edgetech I.G. "The entire idea of Edgetech University
is centered around providing customers with all of the tools they
need to meet and exceed increasingly stringent regulations. It's
all about being educated and seizing opportunities whenever possible."
Edgetech's Architectural Learning Center features a live curtainwall
test chamber that demonstrates Super Spacer® TriSeal's ability
to withstand wind-speed equivalents of more than 300 mph with minimal
compressions of less than 1 mm. The company will also provide valuable
information about maximizing energy savings with silicone technologies,
SustainaBLOCK setting blocks, Super Spacer's ease of use and
long-term durability in triple-pane systems, SustainaView® Window
Technology and the its newly updated IG Certification Manual, which
now includes Canadian ENERGY STAR® criteria and procedures.
Edgetech worked closely with Marg Webb, executive director for the
Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), to complete the
updated manual, which includes timelines, step-by-step instructions
to complete certification, a glossary of related terms and a directory
of certification agencies.
According to Webb, it is expected that changes to ENERGY STAR criteria
in Canada will go smoothly since, under the Canadian Standards Association
CSA A440, IGMAC certification was already a requirement.
"I would estimate that around 85 percent of IG manufacturers
in Canada have already obtained certification, so I don't anticipate
the rush to the labs like in the United States," Webb says.
"However, manufacturers need to be aware of the updates and
how they impact their businesses--and the few who have not yet certified
are encouraged to do so."
Johnson adds that Edgetech's focus on energy efficiency and sustainability
has been tremendously successful globally as manufacturers and lawmakers
are seeking ways to drastically reduce heat loss through residential
and commercial window systems. "In the past 18 months alone,
we have installed more than 30 automated Super Spacer lines worldwide
to help customers meet and exceed new guidelines for energy efficiency,"
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