Posts Tagged ‘ DOE ’

DOE Sets New Green Standards for Federal Buildings

Oct 13th, 2014

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a rule aimed at ensuring federal buildings use proper energy certifications. The rule, which goes into effect November 13, ensures that in cases where agencies choose to use green building certification systems to meet federal sustainability and energy standards, they must select a system that verifies enhanced energy [...]

Builder-Grade Makeover on the Horizon

Oct 5th, 2014

High-performance windows aren’t just for R&R anymore. A new breed of homebuilders is emerging to appeal to a new breed of consumers who are environmentally conscious, energy-cost conscious and/or just want something different from what everyone else has. Like most businesses, homebuilders need to create points of differentiation to capture the interest of consumers – [...]

NFRC and Partners Win DOE Grant to Promote U.S. Technologies in South Africa

Dec 19th, 2013

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has been awarded a $450,000, two-year U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) cooperative agreement. The NFRC and the other groups taking part in the project will promote U.S. technologies, energy efficiency, and renewable energy in South Africa. NFRC will provide technical information, fenestration rating and certification methods, and provide limited [...]

Obama Administration Expands Better Buildings Challenge to Multifamily Housing

Dec 6th, 2013

Building on $2 billion in financing commitments from the private sector for energy-efficiency updates to commercial buildings under the President’s Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Departments of Energy (DOE) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has expanded the challenge to multifamily housing. “Over the last two years, President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge has helped drive [...]

U.S. Manufacturers Save $1 Billion, 11 Million Tons of CO2 Through Energy Efficiency Investments

Sep 30th, 2013

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PPG Industries, Eastman Chemical Co., Saint-Gobain Corp. and Ingersoll Rand were among the more than 120 manufacturers recognized last week by the Department of Energy (DOE) for making wise investments that reduced energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions while improving their bottom lines. Through the DOE’s “Better Buildings, Better Plants” program, which is a key [...]

DOE Requests Comments on Energy Code Compliance

Aug 13th, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting public input on the methodology developed by the DOE to assist in assessing compliance with building energy codes at the local, state and national levels. To provide technical assistance for states implementing building energy codes, DOE developed and piloted a compliance methodology across several U.S. states. The [...]

DOE Considers Funding of Program for Attachment Systems

Jan 15th, 2013

The Department of Energy recently announced that it is requesting information and feedback from those interested in working on energy rating and labeling efforts for fenestration attachment products. The work on the possible efforts is being conducted by the DOE’s Building Technologies Program (BTP) Emerging Technologies Unit. “DOE is considering a future Funding Opportunity Announcement [...]

DOE Announces Energy Saving Projects

Jan 11th, 2013

As part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) efforts to help homeowners and businesses save money by saving energy, the DOE announced a $9 million investment in building envelope technologies, including high-efficiency, high-performance windows, roofs, and heating and cooling equipment. “A typical American family spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills, and [...]

DOE Issues Decision Regarding Window Attachments and Rating, Certification and Labeling Programs

Sep 25th, 2012

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently reviewed Section 121 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct), which mandates that a “voluntary window rating program” to develop “energy rating and labels for windows and window systems” be developed by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). DOE announced in a press release last week that the [...]

DOE Explores Attachments as an Added Way to Offer Energy-Efficient Benefits

Aug 16th, 2012

While Department of Energy (DOE) officials say they would love for all consumers to have access to more energy-efficient windows in their homes, Marc LaFrance, building envelope and windows research and development manager for the DOE, says he “knows that is unrealistic.” But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other options that can work alongside windows, [...]