Posts Tagged ‘ DOE ’

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, […]

DOE’s Marc LaFrance Takes International Assignment

Aug 14th, 2012

Individuals at door or window companies who are involved in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program have no doubt worked with Marc LaFrance, Building Envelope and Windows Research and Development manager, for the Department of Energy (DOE). LaFrance told DWM magazine that he is leaving the DOE on August 24 to serve as […]

Will DOE Score with New Program?

Jul 24th, 2012

While homeowners face a variety of choices when it comes to auditors, test methods and cost, how do they know what program is right for them? Is it the Department of Energy’s (DOE) home energy score? David Lee, supervisor of the Residential Deployment Program in the Office of Building Technologies at the DOE, has been […]

DOE Announces Public Review of Energy Savings Protocols to Help Standardize Energy-Efficiency Estimates

Jul 17th, 2012

The Department of Energy (DOE) is developing new voluntary procedures or protocols designed to help standardize how state and local governments, industry, and energy efficiency organizations estimate energy savings. The protocols are being developed by technical experts through collaboration with energy-efficiency program administrators, industry stakeholders, and home energy assessors—including major firms that perform up to […]

Windows Roadmap Session Features DOE Key Players at Forefront of Window Energy-Saving Technologies, Strategies

Jul 3rd, 2012

Experts from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) associated research organizations discussed energy-saving tactics, such as emerging technologies for highly efficient windows and building envelopes, at the meeting of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) held last week in Minneapolis. “The purpose of the meeting was to present the latest information on the program’s […]

ANSI Hosts Exploratory Meeting for Energy Efficiency Standards Panel

Apr 27th, 2012

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) of Washington, D.C., hosted a meeting to explore the need for a potential ANSI Energy Efficiency Standards Panel on April 25 at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The meeting included two panel discussions, moderated by Jim Pauley, senior vice president of external affairs and government relations […]

DOE Announces Funding for Small Business Innovation Research

Apr 12th, 2012

The Energy Department announced up to $9 million available this year to fund approximately 50 small businesses to advance innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. According to the announcement, this initiative will help small businesses with promising ideas that could improve manufacturing processes, boost the efficiency of buildings, reduce reliance on oil, and generate […]

U.S. Customs Proposes Rule Regarding Imports

Apr 3rd, 2012

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a notice of proposed rulemaking last week that will affect manufacturers (including importers) of consumer products and commercial equipment subject to Department of Energy (DOE) energy conservation standards. The Federal Register notice proposes amendments to the CBP regulations to provide that […]

MI Windows and Doors Named Top Manufacturer of R-5 Windows for 2011

Apr 2nd, 2012

MI Windows and Doors Inc. (MIWD) was named the top manufacturer of R-5 Windows for 2011, according to the Department of Energy’s High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program. According to the announcement, the goal of the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program is to expand the market for highly insulating windows by reducing market barriers […]