Posts Tagged ‘ Energy Star ’

Draft Version 6.0 Comment Deadline Extended

Sep 6th, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) has granted stakeholders’ request for additional time to submit comments for the Final Draft Version 6.0 Energy Star Specification for Residential Windows, Doors and Skylights. Based on the interest, EPA has extended the deadline to comment until Friday, September 13, 2013. Comments must be submitted to EPA no later than [...]

EPA’s Most Efficient Program to Remain Unchanged

Aug 26th, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a stakeholder webinar last week to discuss the proposed recognition criteria for Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 in which Doug Anderson, EPA, windows, proposed to maintain the current requirements in place. “Really, this has only been in place just a few months,” says Anderson. “I think our focus for [...]

EPA Invites Comments for Most Efficient Criteria for Residential Windows

Jul 29th, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an update for Energy Star Most Efficient 2013 and proposed Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 criteria across 11 product categories. EPA invites stakeholders to comment on the proposed requirements by Friday, September 6, 2013. Residential windows will be eligible for Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 recognition. Excluded [...]

EPA Looks at Energy Star Commercial Buildings Program

Apr 23rd, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently is conducting a survey to help it “evaluate and develop a new Energy Star recognition for commercial buildings.” “We are looking to you, our stakeholders, to help us design a recognition that your organization will value, and that will motivate you to pursue energy-efficient building operations,” writes the EPA [...]

Twenty-Three Congressional Members Urge for Re-examination of Energy Star

Apr 19th, 2013

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Following the news this week that The Coalition for Home Energy Efficiency launched a campaign to urge Congress and President Obama to oppose proposed changes to the Energy Star program, 23 members of Congress have now joined this cause. A bipartisan group of 23 members of Congress have requested that the Obama Administration “reexamine the [...]

Coalition Formed to “Save” Energy Star

Apr 15th, 2013

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The Coalition for Home Energy Efficiency, a group of citizens, manufacturers and retailers who want to “preserve and protect the Energy Star program and its promise of an easy choice for consumers,” launched a campaign today to “save” the Energy Star program. The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is one industry group whose members [...]

WDMA Preps for Congressional Discussions

Mar 19th, 2013

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, held concurrently with the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), which opened yesterday and runs through tomorrow in Crystal City, Va., included issues briefings for members of both associations preparing to take to the Hill to discuss legislative matters with House [...]

Several Window Lines Recognized as the Most Efficient of Energy Star 2013

Mar 14th, 2013

The Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized several lines of window products as the Most Energy Efficient of Energy Star 2013. Each year, the Environmental Protection agency (EPA) establishes criteria for specific product categories to earn the Most Efficient mark. Products that are recognized as Most Efficient must already qualify for the Energy Star label. [...]

EPA Seeks Stakeholder Response for Skylights

Feb 26th, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a letter yesterday requesting feedback from stakeholders about draft two of the Energy Star tubular daylighting devices (TDD) and revised skylight criteria. Draft two specifications “[do] not include any revisions to address the issue [of addressing concerns previously raised for drafts one and two] because EPA believed the [...]

The Long Term Approach to Thermal Performance Strategy – Look at the Frame!

Feb 25th, 2013

Just about every manufacturer I talk to these days is scrambling feverishly to analyze the thermal performance ratings of their various window product lines to make sure they have the most cost-effective solution available to be in compliance with the upcoming Energy Star requirements. The approach I most often see is to rank proposed changes [...]