February 20, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 8
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Industry Turns Green at Builders Show
Orlando, Fla.—Green building may not be mainstream yet, but all the evidence at this year’s International Builders’ Show suggested it will be soon... read more

Wheeler's Files for Chapter 11
Wheeler’s Building Materials of Rome, Ga., is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection... read more

Phantom and Seiki Form Partnership
Phantom Screens and Seiki Screen Systems of Japan have signed a letter of intent to develop a definitive partnership agreement... read more

Titan Wood Opening U.S. Office
Titan Wood Ltd., the supplier of Accoya treated wood is opening new regional office for the Americas in Dallas, Texas... read more

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The Talk...

Beyond offering energy efficient products, what's your company doing to appeal to the green building movement?
We're emphasizing existing business practices.
We're implementing new environmentally friendly practices.
We're emphasizing existing and implementing new "green" practices.
We're still determining what needs to be done.
We don't see a need to change our methods or message.

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John Swanson,
associate publisher of Window & Door

All signs at the International Builders’ Show last week suggested that green building is going mainstream. Among window and door manufacturers, the growing momentum of green was evident in displays that highlighted not only energy efficient products, but environmentally friendly business practices.

Prior to this year’s show, few window and door manufacturers appeared to make a real effort to appeal to the more holistic demands of the green building market. I don’t necessarily think every window and door company, however, is suddenly implementing green-friendly business practices. Many of the biggest, for example, were emphasizing a history of good business practices and corporate responsibility that align with green demands.

So, for our question of the week, I thought I’d ask what companies are doing to be green. And, as usual, I’d like to hear your thoughts. Is green good, bad, just a fad, or is the jury still out with you? Email me and let me know.

RESULTS AND COMMENTS FROM LAST WEEK'S POLL—"The economic stimulus package will likely...": Will the economic stimulus package result in new equipment purchases among window and door manufacturers? Click here to view the results of last week’s poll.
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