The National Glass Association published the updated GANA Glazing Manual, International Year of Glass Edition. The manual is recognized as the definitive source of information in the glass and glazing industry and describes primary and fabricated glass products, quality standards, design considerations, general and specific glazing guidelines and glazing in hazardous locations. This comprehensive manual is often cited as the “must-read” publication for anyone new to the industry and the reference resource for glass and glazing veterans.
New sections in the IYOG edition include sustainability, recyclability, physiological benefits, vacuum insulating glazing, daylighting and biophilia, glass protective barriers, glass in photovoltaic applications, and bird-friendly glazing. Glass in buildings serves many purposes, often simultaneously, to enhance the comfort and protection of occupants. Improvements and new products and applications continue to impact the built environment, and all of these are reflected in this newest edition.
“NGA’s GANA Glazing Manual is the essential reference manual for everyone working in the glass and glazing industry,” says Urmilla Sowell, NGA technical services and advocacy director. “The IYOG edition highlights the many functions of glass in buildings as a key material to address energy performance initiatives, human comfort and security, as well as health benefits to building occupants and the animals that share our environment.”