Posts Tagged ‘ Energy Star ’

What Were the Top Stories of 2013?

Dec 30th, 2013


There was a great deal of door and window news in 2013, but what were the most clicked on stories on throughout the year? Was it Andersen’s purchase of Weiland? The fact that former Republic CEO Richard Gillman pled guilty? Those were in the top 50 but not the top five. Lawsuits always gain […]

All Weather Windows Named Energy Star® Fenestration Products Manufacturer of the Year

Dec 5th, 2013

cheap longchamp online nike outlet All Weather Windows has been named 2013 Energy Star Manufacturer of the Year in the Fenestration Products category. This is the third time in four years that All Weather Windows has been awarded this honor. The Energy Star Market Transformation Awards winners were recently announced by the Honorable Joe Oliver, […]

EPA Sets Final Criteria for Energy Star Most Efficient

Nov 7th, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final recognition criteria for Energy Star Most Efficient 2014, including windows. These final criteria will recognize, for environmentally minded consumers, the most efficient Energy Star products in 2014 across 11 product categories. Products that meet the 2014 criteria will deliver significant savings over a conventional product. In the […]

AAMA Speakers Address Roadmap for Reducing Building Energy Use; Energy Star Criteria

Nov 1st, 2013

Speakers at the recent American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference in Baltimore addressed a number of issues of importance to the industry. On Monday, Karma Sawyer, technology manager and physical scientist in the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office’s (BTO) Emerging Technologies Program, delivered a keynote presentation on BTO’s integrated approach to the development […]

Masco Home Services Inc. Receives Leadership in Housing Award

Sep 20th, 2013

Masco Home Services has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2013 Energy Star Leadership in Housing Award. This award recognizes the contribution it has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by verifying more than 5,500 Energy Star certified homes in 2012. To earn the Energy Star label, a home […]

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


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 […]