Posts Tagged ‘ Energy Star ’

Energy Star Addresses Questions About Storm Window Specification

Jan 26th, 2016


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program recently hosted a webinar to address questions and provide clarifications regarding  a product specification for exterior and interior storm panels, which are also called storm windows. Energy Star is considering a specification for storm windows because many of these products now carry low-E glass. Research conducted by […]

Energy Star Working On Specifications for Storm Windows

Jan 8th, 2016


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program is working on a product specification for exterior and interior storm panels, which are also called storm windows. It has released a framework document for consideration. The framework document is now available for review and can be found here. Beginning in 2009, exterior and interior storm […]

The ABCs of Energy Star Compliance

Dec 10th, 2015

Energy Star 2016 is just around the corner. Are you prepared? The past few months I have been talking with many window manufacturers who were making last-minute modifications to their product lines as well as associated changes to their manufacturing process as well. Some window manufacturers (let’s call them Type A) invested in new extrusion […]

Energy Star Aims to Develop Storm Window Specification

Dec 2nd, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be considering a new Energy Star specification for exterior and interior storm panels, also known as storm windows. Interested parties are encouraged to participate in the specification development process and provide feedback. The first step will be the release of a framework document by EPA. In the document, EPA will […]

Win-Door Gets Educational

Nov 5th, 2015

The second day of the Win-door North America show in Toronto opened with educational seminars that covered important topics for the fenestration industry – especially codes and standards. The day’s first session covered the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) and the challenges it presents to custom home builders. The presentation by Al Jaugelis, a fenestration […]

Watch the DWM October Newscast for Energy Star News and Win-door Preview

Oct 19th, 2015

In this month’s DWM video newscast, we take a look at how companies are preparing for the Energy Star requirements set to go in effect in the Northern region. And as the industry prepares for the Win-door show in Toronto, find out what companies have planned for this annual event. Click HERE to watch the […]

Energy Star Proposes What Makes a ‘Most Efficient Window’ in 2016

Aug 6th, 2015


As part of Energy Star’s Most Efficient 2016 project, the government organization has released a document that proposes how residential windows can qualify for the recognition. In order to be considered “most efficient,” windows must meet three criteria: They must be Energy Star certified. Products must be independently certified to meet the North American Fenestration […]

Home Depot Wins Energy Star Award for Sustained Excellence

Apr 14th, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Home Depot a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence for its promotion of energy-efficient products. The Home Depot’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C., on April 20. Home Depot is receiving the honor for helping to increase awareness and demand for Energy Star-rated products. In 2014, […]

ProVia Wins Energy Star Award for Excellence

Apr 7th, 2015

ProVia, an Energy Star partner since 2002, has received an award for excellence in Energy Star promotion for its outstanding efforts to promote energy-efficient products. It’s being honored for its work to educate consumers about the importance of energy efficiency and increase awareness of Energy Star programs and products. The company’s extensive promotional efforts include: […]

WDMA Aims to Amplify Industry’s Voice in Washington

Mar 23rd, 2015

Codes and advocacy were the focus on Monday as the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) opened its spring meeting and legislative conference at the Renaissance Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The annual gathering is held in conjunction with the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and the Northeast Window & Door Association […]