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
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."
HERE for the schedule for the event.
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