Posts Tagged ‘ energy efficiency ’

Why Windows Matter — Modern Windows are Better for the Skin

Jun 17th, 2022

This year, we’ve been talking a lot about Why Windows Matter. NFRC has an ongoing campaign centered around it, to combat the notion that fewer or smaller windows are the answer to energy efficiency. As we’ve seen so far, this short-sighted “solution” doesn’t account for a host of benefits from windows, including occupant comfort, the […]

Canada Pushes Efficiency with National Building Code

Jun 10th, 2022

The 2022 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference highlighted Canada’s path forward to energy efficiency on Tuesday, June 7. With Canada’s 2020 National Building Code noting a future with net-zero ready homes, panelists pointed to considerations of which the industry should be mindful. Speakers for the session included Andrew Oding, vice president […]

Addressing Comfort with Why Windows Matter

May 20th, 2022

In the last couple of years, one of the main trends noticed in construction circles is the importance of comfort for building occupants. This trend has been incorporated into discussions regarding energy efficiency as well, as personal comfort is a way to get those who aren’t otherwise concerned about energy efficiency to move in that […]

Manufacturers Weigh In On Why Windows Matter

May 16th, 2022

The Why Windows Matter campaign sees involvement from numerous organizations such as the National Fenestration Rating Council, the Efficient Windows Collaborative, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Partnership for Advanced Window Solutions (PAWS). Manufacturers are on board, too, and are spreading the message that from financial and health perspectives, windows matter. Unlike in decades […]

Andersen, SoftLite and ProVia Land ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award

May 10th, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the winners of the 2022 ENERGY STAR Awards. Andersen Corporation of Minnesota, and SoftLite LLC and ProVia LLC, both of Ohio, received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award. A joint news release from the EPA and DOE noted there […]

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, […]

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