Posts Tagged ‘ Energy Star ’

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


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 […]

Door, Window and Glazing Cos. Named Energy Star Partners of the Year

Apr 4th, 2014

Several door-, window- and glazing-related companies have been named 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Streetsboro, Ohio-based Soft-Lite Windows was recognized for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency. Soft-Lite officials say the company’s innovative Energy Star achievements […]

Kolbe’s Windows Awarded Energy Star Most Efficient in 2014

Jan 31st, 2014

Kolbe’s windows have been recognized as a most efficient product in The Energy Star® Most Efficient 2014 designation. “Kolbe products are designed for today’s stricter building codes and standards for energy efficiency, as well as the energy requirements for green building rating systems,” says Kolbe’s executive vice president Jeff De Lonay. “You can tailor our products to meet the energy-efficiency level you want […]