Posts Tagged ‘ Energy Star ’

Fewer Energy Stars Would Shine Brighter

Apr 17th, 2018

As a recent DWM story pointed out, changes to Energy Star proposed by Resources Canada (NRCan) could result in the elimination of three-quarters of the fenestration products that currently meet the criteria in that country. Imagine going to look for a door or window product in Canada and only seeing that marvelous label on only […]

Energy Star Updates Draft Storm Window Specification

Apr 16th, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a webinar last week to discuss revisions to a proposed new Energy Star specification for exterior and interior storm windows. The EPA released the first draft of the specification in July 2017. It would apply to low-E storm windows, which first became commercially available in 2009. The EPA is […]

Energy Star Canada Could See Significant Changes

Apr 4th, 2018

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) recently proposed stringent changes to the country’s version of Energy Star that the agency says could disqualify approximately 75 percent of the fenestration products that currently meet the program’s criteria. The proposed criteria for the new specification is a modified version of the current Energy Star Zone 3 levels and would apply […]

Window Companies Earn Energy Star Partner of the Year Honors

Apr 3rd, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has named 163 Energy Star partners – including three door and window companies – Partners of the Year for being national leaders in energy efficiency. The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Hilton Hotel on April 20. EPA […]

Top Takeaways from the WDMA Legislative Conference

Apr 2nd, 2018

The WDMA Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., is one of my favorite events of the year. It combines education with the opportunity to advocate for our industry during in-person meetings with members of Congress, agency leaders and political strategists. It’s where we can make sure our collective voice is heard with those […]

Take This Energy Star Pay-to-Play Survey

Mar 7th, 2018

Several weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the Energy Star program and introduced a survey to gauge whether participants would be willing to pay to keep the program alive in the face of proposed budget cuts outlined in the recent White House budget plan. If the proposed plan passes, Energy Star would become a […]

AAMA Conference Covers Crucial Topics

Feb 22nd, 2018

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) wrapped up its annual national conference in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday with sessions that focused on regulatory issues, the U.S. vinyl industry and marketing. AAMA’s Vinyl Material Council meeting discussed several topics based on a recent report from the association’s Regulatory Affairs Committee. One of the biggest issues was […]

The Energy Star Program: Will You Pay to Play?

Feb 22nd, 2018

DWM published an informative article last week about the 2019 White House budget plan and its implications for the Energy Star program. If this plan passes, Energy Star would become a “pay-to-play” or “PTP” program. This means that manufacturers would be charged a fee to participate. There would be $46 million allocated prior to the […]

Will Energy Star Survive Again?

Feb 19th, 2018

Last week, DWM wrote an informative article about the 2019 White House budget plan and what it would mean for the Energy Star program. Long story short, if the plan passes as is, Energy Star would become a “pay-to-play” program with manufacturers being charged a fee to participate. It would also include a $46 million […]

Energy Star Changes: Will They Happen This Year?

Feb 15th, 2018

Here we go again. You might have seen the news this week that the Energy Star program could be facing huge changes if the administration’s 2019 budget plan is approved as submitted. (Admittedly a huge if. As someone smarter than me once pointed out, this annual Washington tradition is a lot like sending a letter […]

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