Posts Tagged ‘ Ric Jackson ’

In the Year 2030: Part 2

Aug 4th, 2014

Welcome to the third blog in a series about the DOE’s Roadmap for Emerging Technologies and its potential impact on the future of the fenestration industry. In case you missed the first two, you can find them here: Chasing the Next Low-E In the Year 2030: Part 1 As discussed in my last blog, the [...]

In the Year 2030: Part 1

Jul 21st, 2014

The next 15 years might prove to be one of the most significant eras in the history of technologies for doors, windows and skylights. Got your attention? As detailed in my May blog “Chasing the Next Low-E,” the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) has a Roadmap for Emerging Technologies in place [...]

Partisan Politics Stall Productivity

Jul 7th, 2014

We are officially 75 percent through the reign of the 113th Congress, and to many the end can’t come soon enough. Predictions that it would become one of the least productive in U.S. history are coming true with the next six months slated to be monopolized by campaigning for mid-term elections and fundraising. Congress Enacted [...]

2014 Bills to Watch

Apr 7th, 2014

Many sources allege that the 113th Congress (2013-2015) is on pace to be the least productive in history. According to www.govtrack.us, there are 7,829 bills and resolutions currently before the United States Congress and, of those, only about 5 percent will become law. Despite a lack of confidence in Congress’s ability to get things done, [...]

Tax Credits: The End of an Era

Mar 3rd, 2014

No doubt federal tax credits were in place at a time when the fenestration industry needed a shot in the arm. As an industry we saw the greatest benefits in 2009 and 2010 under the influence of the ARRA Stimulus plan. However, when you put a Band-Aid on a scratch, you don’t expect that you [...]