Posts Tagged ‘ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ’

Amid a Renewed Focus on Climate, Companies Say the Earth is Worth More Than a Day’s Celebration

Apr 22nd, 2021

More than 50 years ago today, 20 million Americans took to the streets, across college campuses and hundreds of cities, “to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward,” say officials for earthday.org. The activities of that day helped to spur the passage of new environmental laws in the U.S., they say, including the […]

DOE Aims to Drive Adoption of Better Glass

Apr 5th, 2021

Amid the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Spring Committee Meeting last week, Doug Anderson, a project manager for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reported that sales for Energy-Star-rated products remain high. Too high, perhaps. With program goals initially aiming for 20% adoption and current market shares registering at 86% for windows, 87% for hinged entry […]

EPA Outlines Final Pathway to Energy Star 7.0

Apr 2nd, 2021

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided an update this week, outlining the final phases toward Energy Star Version 7.0 for doors, windows and skylights. The session was provided as part of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Spring Committee Meeting. “We’re getting close,” said Doug Anderson, […]

Plastics Industry Highly Supportive of EPA’s National Recycling Strategy, Say Association Leaders

Dec 7th, 2020

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requested input into its proposed national recycling strategy and members of the Plastics Association Leaders Group is one of those that supports the plan, which includes: reducing the percentage of the wrong materials in the recycling stream helps ensure clean recyclable materials; making the processing system more efficient, […]

NFRC Meets Virtually; EPA and DOE Outline Updates Involving Fenestration

Oct 19th, 2020

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is hosting its fall membership meetings this week—virtually of course—and there were several important updates for companies involved in manufacturing or selling doors and windows. Officials from both the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offered an update on activities as they pertain to fenestration. […]

FGIA Conference Offers Legislative and Regulatory Updates

Oct 9th, 2020

The second day of the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) 2020 Virtual Fall Conference included an update on U.S. and Canada legislation and regulations that have an impact on the glass industry. FGIA U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager Kathy Krafka Harkema and FGIA glass products and Canadian industry affairs director Margaret Webb presented […]

U.S. EPA Reaches Settlement with Home Renovation Company for Lead-Based Paint Violations in San Diego

Apr 28th, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a settlement with ProBuild Company LLC (ProBuild), for failing to comply with federal lead-based paint requirements. The firm will pay a $48,060 penalty for residential remodeling work in San Diego, Calif. The subcontractors hired to perform the work failed to comply with the Renovation, Repair and Painting […]

Aggressive Energy Proposals Dominate FGIA Codes and Regulatory Update

Feb 12th, 2020

“Following regulatory issues right now is like doing the Texas two-step,” said Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). “When they move, they move faster than I have seen in my life,” she added, when addressing members this morning during a meeting of the Regulatory […]

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