Posts Tagged ‘ energy efficiency ’

Michigan’s House of Rep. Introduces Energy Efficiency Legislation Impacting Glass and Glazing

Oct 14th, 2021

Rep. Mark Huizenga introduced a bill to amend the “Property assessed clean energy act” during a session for Michigan’s House of Representatives on October 5. The bill, No. 5357, referred to the Committee on Energy, aims to amend the title of 2010’s Act No. 270 and introduce a new section which discusses how glass, glazing […]

FGIA Speaker Outlines Commercial and Residential Design Trends

Mar 22nd, 2021

Jumbo glass and energy efficiency continue to be growing design trends, but the COVID-19 pandemic is shaking up other aspects of design. To discuss these trends, John Petersen, director of sustainable design and building innovation with MJM Architects, presented a seminar titled, “Inspired Design Trends for Commercial and Residential Construction,” during the Fenestration and Glazing […]

FGIA Legislative Report Highlights New Administration’s Policies

Feb 26th, 2021

With a new administration comes new policies, including those focused on energy efficiency. To address these changes, as well as other legislative and regulatory updates, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Legislative and Regulatory Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. U.S. Update Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. codes […]

Windows, Doors and Skylights Are Essential Part of Energy-Efficient, Green Buildings

Feb 27th, 2020

Much more than a passing trend or fleeting fad, the demand for energy efficiency in homes and commercial spaces is growing by leaps and bounds. And with good reason: It makes economic sense for building managers and homeowners who save money from lower electric bills, some via energy-efficient doors and windows.  Recognizing this need, the […]

Closing the Door on the Decade and Opening a Window to the Next

Jan 13th, 2020

The new year is officially here and as the door and window industry ramps up for a brand new decade, [DWM] took the time to grab the top stories from the past ten years and learn what those in the industry predict for the next ten. Reflecting on the past and looking to the future, […]

Report Points to Significant Energy Savings Through Building Codes and Standards

Dec 27th, 2019

A report designed to quantify the impacts of energy-related policies and investments on aspects of U.S. environmental and economic health found promising results lately. According to Energy Efficiency Impact Report, codes have reduced energy usage in buildings by more than 40% over the last four decades. Produced by Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), the American […]

Energy Efficiency Gains Support but Issues of Affordability Still Remain

Oct 22nd, 2019

The trend toward energy efficiency continues to sweep the country as represented by the growth over the past year of energy-efficient (EE) jobs by 3.4%, almost half of America’s entire job growth rate, according to a report by E2. And the construction industry is the sector leading the pack. “Green builders” account for more than […]

Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Rally Support from Industry

Oct 4th, 2019

In an effort to promote high-efficiency home construction and renovation, two bipartisan pieces of legislation were announced on October 2, which is recognized as Energy Efficiency Day. The bills seek to reinstate, strengthen and expand the energy efficiency tax credits for homeowners and new-home builders that were in place but expired in 2017. The Home […]

Ubiquitous Energy Launches Transparent Solar Window Technology Research and Testing Program

Aug 15th, 2019

Ubiquitous Energy has begun work on a new research and testing program for the company’s ClearView Power (CVP) technology, a transparent solar coating that can be applied to the vertical surfaces of buildings, turning traditional windows into electricity-generating windows. The research program is being funded partially by a $3 million grant awarded from the California […]

Coalition of Manufacturers and Advocates Petition for Energy Efficient Tax Incentives

May 15th, 2019

In a letter addressed to Congress, a coalition of manufacturers, advocacy groups and trade associations petitioned national leaders recently, urging them to update and reinstate energy efficiency-based tax incentives. The group, which includes window, air conditioner and insulation manufacturers, presented Congress with a proposed list of incentives it said would both modernize and improve those […]

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