Posts Tagged ‘ Energy Star ’

A Warm Welcome to the World of Doors and Windows

Dec 18th, 2014

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They say the only constant in life is change. Right now, I’m getting a real lesson in what that means. Earlier this month, I “consciously uncoupled” from daily newspapers after more than 25 years and joined the staff at Door & Window Market magazine. Within a week, I went from worrying about whatever it is that Kim […]

Energy Star Version 7.0 Discussions Begin

Dec 15th, 2014

Doug Anderson, EPA's Energy Star project manager, addresses industry stakeholders. (Photo by Trey Barrineau)

According to the EPA’s presentation, the purpose of the meeting was to “begin the dialogue on how to make specification revisions as collaborative and transparent as possible.”

EPA Announces New Tool for Homeowners to Increase Energy Efficiency

Dec 12th, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not only wants Americans to improve their home’s efficiency but has designed a new tool to help them do it. The agency has introduced Home Advisor, an online tool designed to help Americans save money and energy. Home Advisor guides the homeowner through a “do-it-yourself” energy assessment to create […]

Canadian Window Companies Win Energy Star Awards

Dec 9th, 2014

Centennial Windows & Doors of London, Ontario, was named manufacturer of the year of fenestration products, and Vinyl Window Designs of Woodbridge, Ontario, won two awards — promoter of the year and the award for sustained excellence.

Soft-Lite Partners with AWDI to Reach Energy Saving Goals

Nov 10th, 2014

In an effort to reduce its environmental impact, Soft-Lite Windows has partnered with the American Window & Door Institute (AWDI) to ensure that the company meets the new Energy Star standards for 2015. Soft-Lite has contracted the use of AWDI’s WIXSYS Portal Solution, which according to the company will offer its dealers a comprehensive library […]

Be Part of the Solution

Oct 20th, 2014

If you only read one of my blog posts this year, I hope it’s this one. Discussions about Energy Star® Version 7.0 – yes, 7.0 – are kicking off in December and now is the time to get involved if you want to protect the interests of your company and our industry. Many lessons were […]

MPG For Windows

Sep 23rd, 2014

Since the 1970s our Government has required car manufacturers to glue MPG stickers on every new car sold in the United States. They’re there to help us choose more fuel efficient vehicles that save us money on gas – or at least show a car buyer that one car will go further on a dollar […]

People are Buying and Industry is Delivering

Sep 12th, 2014

Quanex's C3-11300 window and door system has achieved the AW rating.

“People are buying again. That’s why we brought the equipment,” says Sarah Colberg with Witte. That’s music to the industry’s ears as it reflects that the residential market has truly rebounded. All throughout GlassBuild America, which ended yesterday in Las Vegas, the mood was positive. On the first day of the show, Diane Huybers, Windowmaker […]

Energy Star Updates its Recognition Criteria for Windows

Aug 7th, 2014

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Energy Star Updates its Recognition Criteria for Windows The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated its Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 and the proposed Energy Star Most Efficient 2015 recognition criteria for windows. The proposed recognition criteria for 2015 was developed in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy based on an analysis of […]

EPA Releases New Label Standards for Energy Star Certification

Jul 31st, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a draft version of labeling guidance for Energy Star windows, doors and skylights for Version 6.0 to allow stakeholders to provide feedback. The labeling guidance describes the proper use of the Energy Star label on products, product displays and product packaging. According to an open letter written by […]