EPA’s Most Efficient Program to Remain Unchanged

August 26th, 2013 by DWM Magazine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a stakeholder webinar last week to discuss the proposed recognition criteria for Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 in which Doug Anderson, EPA, windows, proposed to maintain the current requirements in place.

“Really, this has only been in place just a few months,” says Anderson. “I think our focus for this next year will be additional research … also focusing on trying to get the word out.”

Interested parties from the door and window industry were able to attend the webinar and that included Maureen Knight with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association who asked, “We were considering a proposal to include skylights and doors for 2014, is that off the table for this year?”

Anderson said yes, while adding, “Right now, we plan to maintain just residential windows for 2014. We haven’t had any proposals from any other product categories, but we’re open to having those discussions.”

Product listings will show the manufacturer and CPD number, and window companies have the opportunity for EPA to link to the company’s web page, though, “We’ve only had a handful of manufacturers take us up on our offer,” says Anderson.

To learn about the individual window requirements (vertical slider, horizontal slider, casement style, fixed or picture) go to the EPA website.

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