Posts Tagged ‘ Energy Star ’

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, [...]

DOE’s Marc LaFrance Takes International Assignment

Aug 14th, 2012

Individuals at door or window companies who are involved in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program have no doubt worked with Marc LaFrance, Building Envelope and Windows Research and Development manager, for the Department of Energy (DOE). LaFrance told DWM magazine that he is leaving the DOE on August 24 to serve as [...]

EPA Kicks Off Third Annual Energy Star National Building Competition

Jul 30th, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program launched the 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings with 3,200 buildings across the country going head to head to improve energy efficiency, lower utility costs and protect health and the environment. “This year the number of teams committing to increase energy efficiency through the [...]

EPA Releases ENERGY STAR Draft 1 Version 6.0 Windows, Doors and Skylights Criteria

Jul 27th, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released Draft 1 of the ENERGY STAR for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Version 6.0 specification and the ENERGY STAR for Windows, Doors, and Skylights version 6.0 Draft 1 Criteria and Analysis Report for stakeholder review. Both documents are available to view online. According to the EPA, this draft [...]

NRC Announces Energy Star Market Transformation Award Winners

Jun 11th, 2012

Natural Resources Canada (NRC) recently announced winners of the 2012 Energy Star Market Transformation Awards, which included a number of door and window manufacturers and suppliers. Jeld-Wen of Canada was awarded Manufacturer of the Year – Windows, Doors and Skylights. The company has won three previous Energy Star Recognition Awards, for promotional campaign of the [...]

EPA Names The Home Depot 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year

Jun 1st, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named The Home Depot as the 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through merchandising and marketing Energy Star qualified products. The Home Depot, an Energy Star partner since 2001, is being honored for its leadership in educating consumers about energy-efficient [...]

EPA Releases Update on Vision and Guiding Principles for Energy Star

May 15th, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a finalized update to the Vision and Guiding Principles for Energy Star products. Input provided on the draft update informed a number of refinements to the document, reported the EPA. Some of these include: Focus on Energy Efficiency. The EPA says a broad range of stakeholders supported the [...]

ANSI Hosts Exploratory Meeting for Energy Efficiency Standards Panel

Apr 27th, 2012

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) of Washington, D.C., hosted a meeting to explore the need for a potential ANSI Energy Efficiency Standards Panel on April 25 at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The meeting included two panel discussions, moderated by Jim Pauley, senior vice president of external affairs and government relations [...]

The R-5 Program

Apr 9th, 2012

The R-5 program has seen a couple of enhancements over the past several weeks, and the R-5 program or volume purchase program, as it is sometimes called, has more updates in the works. One of the changes to the program will be the removal of pricing from the website. I believe this will be helpful [...]

Verification Program Unveiled at NFRC; Manufacturers Pose Numerous Questions

Mar 29th, 2012

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) met this week in Austin, Texas, for its Spring Committee Week, and the Independent Verification Program (IVP) topped the list of items garnering the most amount of discussion. Scott Hanlon, NFRC program director, reminded members that the IVP will be a permanent addition to the organization’s rating process, advancing [...]