Posts Tagged ‘ Energy Star ’

Energy Star Proposes What Makes a ‘Most Efficient Window’ in 2016

Aug 6th, 2015


As part of Energy Star’s Most Efficient 2016 project, the government organization has released a document that proposes how residential windows can qualify for the recognition. In order to be considered “most efficient,” windows must meet three criteria: They must be Energy Star certified. Products must be independently certified to meet the North American Fenestration […]

Home Depot Wins Energy Star Award for Sustained Excellence

Apr 14th, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Home Depot a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence for its promotion of energy-efficient products. The Home Depot’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C., on April 20. Home Depot is receiving the honor for helping to increase awareness and demand for Energy Star-rated products. In 2014, […]

ProVia Wins Energy Star Award for Excellence

Apr 7th, 2015

ProVia, an Energy Star partner since 2002, has received an award for excellence in Energy Star promotion for its outstanding efforts to promote energy-efficient products. It’s being honored for its work to educate consumers about the importance of energy efficiency and increase awareness of Energy Star programs and products. The company’s extensive promotional efforts include: […]

WDMA Aims to Amplify Industry’s Voice in Washington

Mar 23rd, 2015

Codes and advocacy were the focus on Monday as the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) opened its spring meeting and legislative conference at the Renaissance Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The annual gathering is held in conjunction with the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and the Northeast Window & Door Association […]

EPA to Use Stakeholder Feedback to Develop Energy Star Revisions

Feb 19th, 2015

During an industry stakeholders meeting last December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invited all stakeholders to provide written feedback on doors, windows and skylight standards. Now, the EPA will use stakeholder feedback to develop a Framework Document and improve the process for future Energy Star specification revisions. Materials from the meeting can be viewed […]

6 Themes in this Year’s WDMA Policy Agenda

Feb 2nd, 2015

Every year, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) produces a National Policy Agenda (NPA) outlining its take on the many issues facing the fenestration industry. The 2015 version was released recently, and it’s well worth a read, if you haven’t already read it. The comprehensive, 15-page document covers eight distinct categories: energy conservation, building codes, […]

A Warm Welcome to the World of Doors and Windows

Dec 18th, 2014


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.