GANA to Offer Building STAR Briefing Video
May 21, 2010

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) announced today that it will be offering video of a Building STAR update briefing to be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT on May 24 in Washington, D.C. Organized by the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC), of which GANA is a member, the briefing, titled "Building STAR Legislation: Retrofitting Our Way to Energy Saving and Job Creation" will feature presentations by key players in the ongoing push for Congress to enact Building STAR legislation.

"Building STAR will provide specific rebates to spur private investment in energy saving retrofits that not only will have a direct impact getting people back to work but will have positively affect on real estate values, energy consumption and modernize our nation's buildings," says Bill Yanek, GANA executive vice president. Yanek was part of a coalition that visited Congress earlier in May on Building STAR legislation (CLICK HERE to see the USGNN.com™ interview with Yanek on this topic). "Modernization of our nation's buildings will include several of the products manufactured and fabricated by GANA members, including high performance glazing products and curtainwall,"he adds.

Coverage will begin on the new GANA: Advocacy website at www.glasswebsite.com/advocacy immediately before the briefing. Coverage will include live tweeting from the event on the GANA: Advocacy website, as well as a possible live video feed.

"Guardian Industries Corp. is sponsoring our coverage," said Yanek. "They are one of the many members who have shown tremendous leadership in our Building STAR efforts. They were with us during the Capitol Hill visits a few weeks back, and we greatly appreciate their sponsorship for covering this briefing. We hope to be able to provide a live feed on Monday, and we will be adding a high quality rebroadcast of the briefing on the GANA: Advocacy site soon after for the industry to see."

CLICK HERE for the schedule for the event.

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