Posts Tagged ‘ energy efficiency ’

Ty Pennington to Use Viwinco Windows in New TV Show, Pays Company a Visit

Aug 7th, 2014

Ty Pennington, former host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, visited Viwinco Windows’ Morgantown, Pa., plant in order to see how storm-resistant windows are manufactured and tested. Pennington will be using the windows in his TV show, NextGen Home’s First of the Future. The specific episode has him working on an energy-efficient, weather-ready home in Palm […]

Smart Glass Usage to Grow Tenfold in Next Ten Years

Jan 13th, 2014

SageGlass LightZone™ installed in board room at the headquarters of the Swiss watch company, Audemars Piguet, in Le Brassus, Switzerland. (photo courtesy of Sage)

It wasn’t that long ago that low-E glass was considered exotic, an added expense that was at times hard to justify. But low-E glass went on to become commonplace within the glass industry, a product so usual that there’s little debate now as to whether to get it. Many experts are predicting a likewise smooth […]

Energy Efficiency: How Much Vision Do You Have?

Jul 30th, 2013

An energy-efficiency explosion is looming on the horizon. Will you be ready? When I visit with presidents, owners, CEOs and engineering directors of various door and window companies, I see three types of philosophies with respect to addressing energy-efficiency standards. There are the first responders, the visionaries and the cleanup crew. The first responders are […]

Added Legislative Push Toward Energy Efficiency

Jul 1st, 2013

What began as a trickle has suddenly cascaded as of late into a legislative rush toward improved energy efficiency, leading many industry experts and others optimistic that a more effective national standard is soon on the way. President Barack Obama’s speech at Georgetown University last Tuesday was just the latest call for a concerted national […]