AIA New York, Procrastinators’ Days, Dec. 4-6

Tubelite’s architectural specification manager Tom Minnon presents “Determining Fenestration U-Factors” (1 LU|HSW - T5: A4442E) at the AIA New York chapter’s Procrastinators’ Days on Thurs., Dec. 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m. With nearly four decades of industry experience, Minnon is a LEED® Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council and a [...]

2014-12-03T15:16:56-05:00December 3rd, 2014|Events, Shared Learnings|

Shared Learnings: FenestrationMaster

by Tom Minnon, CFM, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. This month, I am proud to add Certified FenestrationMaster (CFM) to the list of certifications, accreditations and accomplishments I’ve gained during my 38 years of experience in this ever-changing industry. I am one of the first [...]

2013-10-16T10:30:44-04:00October 16th, 2013|Shared Learnings|

Shared Learnings: It’s That Time of Year

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. Summer sets as the autumn tradeshow season dawns. GlassBuild America, Sept. 10-12 in Atlanta, and CSI Construct, Sept. 25-27 in Nashville, bring that bittersweet reminder that we have entered the third quarter. This year’s expos are expected [...]

2013-08-22T19:58:14-04:00August 22nd, 2013|Events, Shared Learnings|

Shared Learnings: The NFRC Non-Residential Program

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. For the past 20 years, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has provided a fair, accurate, and credible rating and labeling system for windows, doors, and skylights used in residential construction. Anyone who has shopped for a [...]

2013-06-26T02:43:31-04:00June 26th, 2013|Shared Learnings|

Aluminum Finishing – PVDF Coatings (Part 1 of 2)

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. Fluoropolymer coatings are two-coat systems formulated to provide excellent performance against weathering in normal environments. Suited for architectural product applications -- such as storefronts, curtainwalls, windows and louvers -- these coatings are highly resistant to chalking, chipping, [...]

2013-04-17T23:28:50-04:00April 17th, 2013|Shared Learnings|

Shared Learnings: What is Anodizing? (Part 2 of 2)

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. Specifying Anodized Finishes The Aluminum Association has developed a system of designation for anodized finishes on aluminum. Specific finishes of the various types are designated by a letter followed by a two-digit numeral. Each designation may be [...]

2013-03-20T19:48:10-04:00March 20th, 2013|Shared Learnings|

Shared Learnings: What is Anodizing? (Part 1 of 2)

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. What is Anodizing? Anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts aluminum’s metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. It is readily available for storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems. Exposed to the earth's [...]

2013-03-05T15:29:11-05:00March 5th, 2013|Shared Learnings|

The Benefits of Natural Daylighting – Part 3 of 3

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. Daylighting and Retail Recent studies report that daylighting can offer retail establishments a strong competitive advantage. This is supported by a study commissioned by PG&E that compares the retail sales performance of 108 stores operated by a [...]

2013-01-23T03:20:10-05:00January 23rd, 2013|Shared Learnings|

The Benefits of Natural Daylighting – Part 2 of 3

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. An integrated design balances the cooling load of the window against required daylight illumination levels, thereby capturing both cooling and lighting energy savings without creating discomfort. A poor design imposes a substantial cooling load and creates glare. [...]

2012-12-28T17:03:18-05:00December 28th, 2012|Shared Learnings|