The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host an interactive strategy session for optimizing the progress of the High Performance Windows (HPWs) Volume Purchase Program. The focus of the session, to be held February 2, 2012, at 2 p.m., is to discuss future strategies for the program based on its prescribed objectives.

The primary objective is to increase the market share of HPWs and low-E storm windows, according to the DOE. The secondary objective is to enhance innovation of technologies to produce HPWs more effectively and increase product offerings.

The session is intended to be a proactive forum for members of the window industry including manufacturers, suppliers, builders, architects, realtors, government agencies, advocacy groups, consultants, rating agencies, trade associations, and utilities. Members of the program from DOE, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Energetics and the Alliance to Save Energy will present several topics regarding former and current program models and will invite questions and comments from participants in an effort to elicit ideas on how best to proceed with the program.

“It is important to understand that we are seeking thoughtful and constructive ideas, tactics and strategies to enhance the program with an open mind toward ideas for their resolution,” reads a statement from PNNL.

Participants will be asked to share their ideas on how to approach goals and limit constraints pertaining to various aspects of the program.

Interested parties should contact to learn how to join the session.

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