Posts Tagged ‘ EPA ’

EPA Fines Property Management Firm Nearly $75,000 for Lead Paint

Apr 16th, 2015

*+-The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Garden Homes Management Corp. of Stamford, Conn., for alleged violations of EPA’s Lead Paint Disclosure and Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rules. The rule requires landlords and property management firms to provide information about lead-based paint to their tenants upon leasing pre-1978 housing and “is designed […]

Same Issues, Different Outlook after WDMA Legislative Conference

Mar 30th, 2015

*+-If the issues on this year’s WDMA Legislative Conference agenda look familiar, that’s because they should. As we all know, the 113th Congress didn’t do much to advance the causes impacting our industry. Or any causes, for that matter. However, this Congress is showing some early signs we might see better results. Granted, I’ve had […]

WDMA Legislative Conference Day 2: Time to Get Down to Business

Mar 24th, 2015

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said the EPA has too many regulations.

*+-From congressional speakers to Capitol Hill visits, the second day of the spring meeting and legislative conference for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) epitomized the organization’s mission to be the fenestration industry’s voice in Washington. Republicans Rail Against Regulation Tuesday began with the Washington Briefing Breakfast, which featured Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and […]

EPA to Use Stakeholder Feedback to Develop Energy Star Revisions

Feb 19th, 2015

*+-During an industry stakeholders meeting last December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invited all stakeholders to provide written feedback on doors, windows and skylight standards. Now, the EPA will use stakeholder feedback to develop a Framework Document and improve the process for future Energy Star specification revisions. Materials from the meeting can be viewed […]

NLBMDA Urges EPA to Adopt this Proposal

Feb 17th, 2015

*+-Associations are known for their stances for or against government action, and the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is no exception. In response to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to modify the refresher training requirements under the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, the association is urging the agency […]

Industry Association Cautions Against EPA Overregulation

Jan 19th, 2015

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*+-With policymakers in the United States Congress having just kicked off the new year, industry members and associations are eager to see how activity at the nation’s capital in 2015 will impact their respective trades. That attention is not lost on the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), which recently released its 2015 National Policy […]

EPA to Revise Lead Paint Program

Jan 15th, 2015

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*+-On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed three minor changes to its Lead-based Paint Activities and the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting programs that could make them function better. According to the proposal, the EPA wants to eliminate a rule that requires hands-on refresher training courses for renovators, which would allow them to […]

A Warm Welcome to the World of Doors and Windows

Dec 18th, 2014

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*+-They say the only constant in life is change. Right now, I’m getting a real lesson in what that means. Earlier this month, I “consciously uncoupled” from daily newspapers after more than 25 years and joined the staff at Door & Window Market magazine. Within a week, I went from worrying about whatever it is that Kim […]

Energy Star Version 7.0 Discussions Begin

Dec 15th, 2014

Doug Anderson, EPA's Energy Star project manager, addresses industry stakeholders. (Photo by Trey Barrineau)

*+-According to the EPA’s presentation, the purpose of the meeting was to “begin the dialogue on how to make specification revisions as collaborative and transparent as possible.”

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 […]