Make Your Voice Heard
Our committees develop new resources and address critical issues facing the industry. Make your voice heard by volunteering for one of NGA’s Committees—Advocacy, Forming, Fabricating or Installing.
Committee Structure and Leadership
Join NGA in promoting and defending the use of glass in the built environment. NGA represents and advocates for the industry’s interests, collaborating whenever possible with other trade groups.
Made up of industry fabricators and suppliers, the Fabricating Committee produces Glass Informational Bulletins, manuals and other technical resources related to decorative, energy efficient, fire-rated, insulating, laminated, protective, and tempered glass products.
The NGA Installing Committee serves as the hub for all discussion and activities related to installing companies—including contract glaziers, building envelope contractors and full-service glass companies—with a focus on education, technical resources, events, and communication across the supply chain.
Current Committee Task Groups
Our active task groups meet every four to six weeks to develop new technical resources and revise existing publications. Task group meetings generally last 30 to 60 minutes, with additional time on a volunteer basis to draft content. See our current volunteer openings and get involved.
- Benefits of Decorative Glass in Daylighting Applications. Join this new task group to update this GTP.
- Dynamic Glazing for High Performance Buildings. Designs that do not take the sun's influence into account can subject the occupants of the building to conditions such as uncomfortable glare, solar heat gain, variable temperatures, and the early decay of fabrics, and surfaces that fade over time. This document discusses the characteristics of dynamic glazing which can mitigate against the influence of the sun.
- Guidelines for Use of Capillary Tubes. Join this new task group to update this GTP.
- LEED Recycled Content for Glass- LEED v4 and v4.1. Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials provides opportunities for credit achievement through participation in an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program. We will update the existing GTP with details on how to set up an EPR program.
- LEED White Paper – Decorative. The intent of this Paper is to address areas of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) Rating System that are relevant to the use of Decorative Glass. This document describes the ways in which decorative and mirror glass products are consistent with the intent of the LEED Rating System. Although individual building products do not in themselves constitute conformance to the LEED criteria, depending on the amount and type of glass used in a project, this versatile material has great potential to help achieve LEED credits. Also found within is a comparative analysis between LEED® 2009 and LEED® v4.
- Secondary Sealants. This will be a new GTP that discusses the design considerations for the structural bite dimension of a silicone secondary sealant in a dual sealed IGU.
- Thermal Comfort. This new GTP will discuss the benefits of glass or windows with thermal comfort.
GICC works directly with NGA’s code consultants to build greater knowledge and acceptance of architectural glass, glazing materials, and glazing systems as safe, efficient, effective, and economical construction products. GICC seeks to educate model code, standard-setting, and building code organizations and officials, as well as the general public.
The GICC meets virtually to discuss updates to the ICC Building Code and the Canadian Model National Building Codes. GICC is led by the Executive Committee:
- GICC Chair - Devin Bowman of Technical Glass Products replaces Greg McKenna of Kawneer Company
- GICC Vice Chair - Steve Thomas of Guardian Glass replaces Darrell Smith of IWFA
- GICC Secretary/Treasurer - Ron Hull of Kuraray continues his service in this role
- Thanks to our GICC leadership for their time and dedication to serving the glass and glazing industry interests in the building codes.
If you are interested in joining GICC, contact Sara Neiswanger for details.