Posts Tagged ‘ EPA ’

EPA Announces Settlement with Thermo-Twin Industries

Mar 21st, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Thermo-Twin Industries Inc. has agreed to implement lead-safe precautions when renovating pre-1978 dwellings. The company, located at 1155 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, Pa., also will pay a $25,690 civil penalty to settle alleged violations. EPA cited the company for violating the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), […]

Codes, Standards and Energy Regs Coming Down the Pipeline

Feb 24th, 2014

When members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) met last week in Orlando, the Code, Action and Regulatory Affairs Committees briefed attendees on a wide variety of codes and standards that could have a far reaching effect, if put into place. Following are a sampling of some of those items, as well as some funding […]

Supreme Court to Hear Industry Challenge to New EPA Regulations

Feb 20th, 2014

The general counsel for the Glass Association of North America (GANA) says he’s “guardedly optimistic” that the Supreme Court will favorably view the challenge by GANA and other members of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to the proposed new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards dealing with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. NAM will be heading […]

EPA’s Anderson Updates Industry on Energy Star

Jan 30th, 2014

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Energy Star Version 6.0 Residential Windows, Doors and Skylights Specification requirements earlier this month. This week, Doug Anderson, program manager, traveled to Connecticut to break down the requirements for members of the Northeast Window and Door Association during its winter meeting.  The implementation date remains at January […]

Oregon Door Company Settles for Violations of Federal Air Laws

Jan 9th, 2014

Oregon Door Co., based in Dillard, Ore., settled violations of federal air laws and reporting regulations, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice. The violations were associated with the company’s emissions and reporting of toluene, a solvent for paints and stains. Toluene is a hazardous air […]

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 […]

Manufacturers’ EPA Challenge to be Heard Before Supreme Court

Oct 17th, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will accept the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and other associations’ petition challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of greenhouse gases, according to a release from the Glass Association of North America (GANA), which is a part of the coalition challenging the EPA regulations. NAM president and […]

CPA Proposes Major Changes to EPA’s Proposed Formaldehyde Emissions Regulations

Oct 17th, 2013

The Composite Panel Association (CPA) recently submitted extensive public comments criticizing EPA’s proposed formaldehyde emissions regulations, claiming it is ignoring specific Congressional directives and the established model in use by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The proposed rules, released for public comment in May, are intended to implement the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood […]

U.S. Manufacturers Save $1 Billion, 11 Million Tons of CO2 Through Energy Efficiency Investments

Sep 30th, 2013

PPG has float glass operations in Carlisle, Pa., Mt. Zion, Ill., Wichita Falls, Texas, and Fresno, Calif.

PPG Industries, Eastman Chemical Co., Saint-Gobain Corp. and Ingersoll Rand were among the more than 120 manufacturers recognized last week by the Department of Energy (DOE) for making wise investments that reduced energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions while improving their bottom lines. Through the DOE’s “Better Buildings, Better Plants” program, which is a key […]

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 […]