Posts Tagged ‘ Energy Star ’

Energy Star Update Coming to WinDoor

Nov 13th, 2018

This year’s WinDoor conference, to be held from December 3-5 at the Québec City Convention Centre in Québec, QC, will feature an update on the state of Canadian building and energy codes, including changes to the nation’s Energy Star program. A session will be held on December 4 and 5, from 9-10 a.m., with Jeff […]

Intertek Testing Services NA Now an Energy Star CB

Oct 24th, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced in a letter to Energy Star Storm Windows Stakeholders, that Intertek Testing Services NA is now a recognized certification body (CB). The EPA says, “Manufacturers may now work with Intertek Testing Services NA to enroll in the CB’s supervised or witnessed manufacturers’ testing laboratory program and to […]

Companies Celebrate Energy Star Day

Oct 17th, 2018

Energy Star Day falls on October 21st this year—an occasion the program uses to promote participation and awareness among companies and individuals. The event comes amid the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Month and a new “Change the World, Start with Energy Star” campaign. Partnering companies are encouraged to promote the program’s benefits and approved […]

Companies Celebrate Energy Star Partnerships During Energy Month

Oct 12th, 2018

This October marks Energy Awareness Month, when the U.S. Department of Energy provides leadership and resources to encourage companies to be more energy efficient. Among these initiatives is the Energy Star program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To mark the occasion, several companies are celebrating their partnerships with the program, including door […]

EPA Offers Updates on Energy Star Most Efficient Program

Sep 19th, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a recent webinar discussing updates and new criteria for the Energy Star Most Efficient certification. Energy Star Most Efficient is an extension of the brand, and recognizes the most environmentally conscious products from a variety of departments, according to the EPA. Energy Star recognizes these products as the best […]

Energy Star Created For Exterior and Interior Storm Windows

Sep 6th, 2018

On September 5th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shared the final Energy Star Version 1.0 Exterior and Interior Storm Windows Specification. Throughout this process, the EPA has taken into account comments and feedback from various Energy Star stakeholders. The EPA summarized their responses to the stakeholders in a letter, and provided a schedule for […]

Energy Star Most Efficient Criteria Released

Jul 30th, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the proposed recognition criteria for 2019’s Energy Star Most Efficient products, including windows. As of July 2018, 419 window product lines are recognized as Most Efficient from more than 40 product brand owners, according to the EPA. In all, 2,899 models from 155 Energy Star partners that […]

2018: The Road So Far

Jul 23rd, 2018

Where does time go? We’re already a little over halfway through 2018, and what do we have to show for it? By many accounts, it has been a pretty rough six months with DOE and EPA program defunding threats to tariffs wars. But there has been some silver lining. Let’s take a look back. Energy […]

EPA Releases Final Draft of Energy Star Storm Window Specification

Jul 17th, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the final draft of Version 1.0 of the Energy Star specification for exterior and interior storm windows. EPA revised the definitions for air leakage, emissivity, and solar transmittance to align with definitions proposed by the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC) to ensure that the metrics used to […]

The Ongoing Success of the Better Buildings Initiative

May 21st, 2018

The Better Buildings Initiative published its 2018 Progress Report last week, and there are some promising figures within. Take it straight from the report: “The Better Buildings Initiative has grown to encompass more than 900 organizations, which represents 30 of the country’s Fortune 100 companies, 12 of the top 25 U.S. employers, 12% of the […]

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