Posts Tagged ‘ Energy Star ’

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 [...]

Window Testing and Innovation for 2014

Jan 22nd, 2013

Energy Star is in the process of redefining energy performance criteria and zones for 2014. And it is interesting to look back and see the impact Energy Star has played on our industry. Several years ago, R-values were the common tool measuring the energy efficiency of replacement windows. However, over the years, Energy Star changed [...]

Offer Comments to Latest Energy Star Draft

Jan 7th, 2013

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released Draft 2 of the Energy Star for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Version 6.0 specification and once again encourages industry feedback. Written comments should be submitted to EPA at windows@energystar.gov no later than Friday, February 8, 2013. In a letter sent to stakeholders today, EPA says it appreciates [...]

Energy Star Releases Final Criteria for Most Efficient Program

Nov 20th, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the final recognition criteria for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2013 for 11 product categories, including windows. Regarding windows, savings vary by climate, house construction and number and type of windows replaced, according to the EPA. EPA says it received limited comments on the proposed criteria distributed on [...]

EPA Announces Energy Star Product Finder System

Nov 9th, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the deployment of a new product finder system for providing consumers, partners and interested third parties with greater access to Energy Star products. The system is built off of existing Energy Star information, providing consumers with an easily-accessible, user-friendly search tool, as well as providing utilities, retailers and [...]

ProVia Takes Energy Star to Local Schools

Nov 8th, 2012

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ProVia, based in Sugarcreek, Ohio, is taking Energy Star education to elementary students through a program developed by its marketing team. The idea started as a way to enhance ProVia’s long-standing relationship with the Energy Star program, in which it has participated with its energy-efficient doors and windows since 2002. One thing the U.S. Department [...]

Stakeholders Weigh in on Latest Energy Star Draft

Aug 28th, 2012

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After submitting written comments and analyzing the latest draft to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star for Windows program, stakeholders had the opportunity yesterday to offer their input on the latest draft. Members of door and window manufacturing companies attended the session held in Washington, D.C., along with representatives of some of the industry’s [...]

EPA’s Anderson Reveals Details on Most Efficient Program for Windows

Aug 27th, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a stakeholder meeting today in Washington, D.C., where door, window and skylight companies had the opportunity to offer their views on the latest Energy Star draft, as well as hear about important program updates. This included an update on the future of the Energy Star program reported by Christian [...]

EPA Holds Stakeholder Meeting to Gain Input on Energy Star Draft as Industry Reps Begin to React to Proposed Changes

Aug 17th, 2012

Door and window manufacturers who want to give their input on the latest Energy Star draft, may want to plan to attend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) stakeholder meeting to be held August 27 in Washington, D.C., and via webinar. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Draft 1 Version 6.0 Criteria [...]

DOE Explores Attachments as an Added Way to Offer Energy-Efficient Benefits

Aug 16th, 2012

While Department of Energy (DOE) officials say they would love for all consumers to have access to more energy-efficient windows in their homes, Marc LaFrance, building envelope and windows research and development manager for the DOE, says he “knows that is unrealistic.” But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other options that can work alongside windows, [...]