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Advocacy & Technical Resources

NGA Advocacy and Technical Resources. An Update on technical and codes work by NGA's Advocacy and technical services team

Your industry advocate, NGA promotes and defends the use of glass in the built environment. NGA’s advocacy and technical initiatives respond to the relentless, ever-changing challenges to our industry. We thank our volunteer members, industry partners and expert consultants who work tirelessly to ensure glass and glazing is at the forefront of all discussions impacting building regulations and innovation in construction. 

We are:

  • working with domestic and international standards and codes bodies

  • providing education on the benefits of glazing and glass building products

  • representing the glass industry’s best interests on key issues

Review current activities

Plan for NGA Glass & Glazing Advocacy Days 

NGA is planning the second annual Glass & Glazing Advocacy Days in March 2023, in Washington, DC.
NGA member companies can attend and meet their representatives in person. Policy priorities at the 2022 event included energy-efficient buildings and incentivizing high-performance façades, building resilience, glass recycling on commercial construction projects, supply chain and domestic manufacturing, Registered Apprenticeship Programs and labor, school security and bird-friendly glazing. For more information on these priorities, download NGA’s Advocacy One-Pagers for legislators.
Reach out if you’d like to stay informed about NGA’s 2023 Glass and Glazing Advocacy Days event.

ASTM Publishes New Active Shooter Test Method

The new ASTM F3561 Standard Test Method for Forced-Entry-Resistance of Fenestration Systems After Simulated Active Shooter Attack is now available. Find the Standard at ASTM.

The test is designed to simulate an active shooter weakening the system with repetitive shots followed by mechanically driven impact to simulate forced entry.

NGA announced at the NGA Glass Conference: Chicago the new ASTM International document created through the F12 Security Committee and NGA’S School Security Task Group. Read the News.

Building Codes

Energy, ICC, IECC


Industry Standards




Buy Clean, Building Resilience


Priority Issues

School security, bird-friendly, RAP, recyclability



PCRs, EPDs, triple glazing, recycling


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