Posts Tagged ‘ EPA ’

Report: U.S. Green Building Market Should See Strong Growth

Nov 13th, 2015

The U.S. market for green building materials reached nearly $43.8 billion in  2014, and it’s expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9 percent to nearly $69 billion into 2019, according to a new report from BCC Research, a market research company based in Wellesley, Mass. Structural materials will increase from nearly $28.7 billion in […]

EPA Leads Focused Lead Paint Hazard Enforcement Effort in New Haven, Conn.

Nov 5th, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently led a focused enforcement effort to combat lead paint hazards in New Haven, Conn. Over a several-week period during the time of year when home renovation projects often occur, EPA conducted 49 inspections to assess whether contractors were complying with the lead paint “Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.” […]

EPA Fines Two California-Based Companies for Lead Paint Violations

Nov 3rd, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently fined two companies, Calspec Enterprises Inc. and Waypoint Homes Inc., a total of $46,550 for failing to comply with federal lead-based paint rules at several residential properties in Southern California. “Lead-based paint is the main source of lead poisoning for children, which can cause learning disabilities and behavior […]

Guardian Settles With EPA Over Pollution Allegations

Sep 29th, 2015

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Guardian Industries Corp. has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the company’s flat-glass manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. Guardian will also pay a fine of $312,000. It’s the EPA’s first settlement involving the flat-glass […]

Senate Bill Could Simplify EPA’s Lead Paint Rule

Aug 6th, 2015

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) both applaud the introduction of legislation on Thursday in the U.S. Senate that would reform the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule to reduce the burden it puts on renovatoros while protecting pregnant […]

EPA Targets Nashua, N.H., for Lead Paint Compliance

Apr 28th, 2015

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent letters to more than 300 home renovation and painting contractors, property management companies and landlords in the Nashua, N.H., area to alert them to an initiative to enforce the federal lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. EPA’s RRP Rule aims to prevent children’s […]

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 […]