NGA promotes weather safety awareness

Downloadable resources to support the use of glass and glazing materials in buildings

The National Glass Association (NGA) recognizes that in the USA June is the unofficial beginning of hurricane season, which runs through November. In the past three years, the number of named storms has risen from 15 to 30, and above-normal activity is predicted again in 2021.

Here is a selection of NGA’s resources that support the use of glass and glazing materials in buildings. Glass provides varying levels of safety from wind borne debris and impact based on the requirements of the geographic region, while offering the biophilic benefits of daylight and view to the occupant. The following are available for download or purchase in the NGA Store.

Downloadable Resources

In other areas of the country, national disasters such as tornadoes typically occur during this season. In addition to the resources provided above, NGA has the Tornado Resistant Glazing: Standards and Performance Requirements glass technical paper available for download in the NGA Store.