Posts Tagged ‘ energy efficiency ’

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 […]

DOE Offers $33.5 million For Energy-Efficient Research and Development

May 9th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced it will offer up to $33.5 million in funding for the research and development of projects aimed at reducing energy bills through advanced building construction techniques. According to DOE, residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 40% of the nation’s total energy demand, costing more than $380 […]

Study: Efficiency Standards Could Hurt Poorer Families

Jan 30th, 2017

A new study claims that energy-efficiency standards hit poorer people in the wallet harder than energy taxes would. The study is by Georgetown University economist Arik Levinson. The bulk of his research focuses on fuel economy standards for cars and energy efficiency in appliances, but he also examines building construction. Levinson uses data from the […]

Ty Pennington to Use Viwinco Windows in New TV Show, Pays Company a Visit

Aug 7th, 2014

Ty Pennington, former host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, visited Viwinco Windows’ Morgantown, Pa., plant in order to see how storm-resistant windows are manufactured and tested. Pennington will be using the windows in his TV show, NextGen Home’s First of the Future. The specific episode has him working on an energy-efficient, weather-ready home in Palm […]

Smart Glass Usage to Grow Tenfold in Next Ten Years

Jan 13th, 2014

It wasn’t that long ago that low-E glass was considered exotic, an added expense that was at times hard to justify. But low-E glass went on to become commonplace within the glass industry, a product so usual that there’s little debate now as to whether to get it. Many experts are predicting a likewise smooth […]

Energy Efficiency: How Much Vision Do You Have?

Jul 30th, 2013

An energy-efficiency explosion is looming on the horizon. Will you be ready? When I visit with presidents, owners, CEOs and engineering directors of various door and window companies, I see three types of philosophies with respect to addressing energy-efficiency standards. There are the first responders, the visionaries and the cleanup crew. The first responders are […]

Added Legislative Push Toward Energy Efficiency

Jul 1st, 2013

What began as a trickle has suddenly cascaded as of late into a legislative rush toward improved energy efficiency, leading many industry experts and others optimistic that a more effective national standard is soon on the way. President Barack Obama’s speech at Georgetown University last Tuesday was just the latest call for a concerted national […]

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