On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, after speaking at a Home Depot, concerning energy-efficiency measures, including window replacements (CLICK HERE for that story), President Obama hosted Simonton Windows® President Mark Savan and a small group of business leaders at the White House to discuss home energy efficiency issues and plans for the future.

“This was an exceptional opportunity to have a productive interaction with the President on the need for more energy-efficient products and homes in America,” says Savan. “President Obama is clearly dedicated to the goal of energy-efficiency in America. He was eager to discuss programs and procedures that would help Americans make their homes more energy efficient.

“Additionally, we talked about the challenge of adding potential incentives that would rally homeowners to adopt energy-saving technologies and products. I was sincerely impressed by the President’s eagerness to gain a greater understanding of the issues related to energy from the people gathered in the room. From all indications, he will use yesterday’s meeting to support strong initiatives to make homes and buildings more energy-efficient in the future.”

According to Savan, the President is extremely interested in finding solutions that will put more people to work in our country while making homes more energy-efficient. “I believe the varied input from everyone at the meeting has helped provide President Obama with additional insights into both the manufacturer’s viewpoints and the homeowner’s perspectives when it comes to energy-related home improvements,” says Savan.

Other leaders in attendance included Frank Blake, CEO of Home Depot, Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow, and Steve Cowell, Chairman and CEO of Conservation Services Group.

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