Posts Tagged ‘ Energy Star ’

Vitro Glass’s Fresno Plant Earns Energy Star Certification

Apr 2nd, 2019

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that its facility in Fresno, Calif., has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star certification for superior energy efficiency. The Fresno plant, which operates an oxygen-fuel-powered (oxy-fuel) glass furnace, earned the certification by registering an energy performance score ranked in the 75th percentile or higher among […]

White House Proposes Participating Companies Fund Energy Star

Mar 26th, 2019

The White House released its proposed budget recently for fiscal year 2020, including key cutbacks in areas pertaining to energy and the environment. “In just over two years, together with the American people, we have launched an unprecedented economic boom,” declares President Donald J. Trump in his opening statements for the proposal, pointing to (among […]

Codes and Regulatory Update Covers the Gamut

Feb 27th, 2019

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) continues its Annual Conference in Palm Springs, Calif., and the day started with a rapid-fire update on the myriad of programs that are having or could have an impact on the glass, window and door industries. The update was given by Kathy Krafka-Harkema, AAMA’s new and codes and regulatory […]

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 […]

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