Posts Tagged ‘ EPA ’

The Elephant in the Plant

Oct 28th, 2021

Well, dear readers, it’s almost November, and what a strange ride it’s been since we commenced this COVID-induced journey in March 2020. Journey/nightmare … whatever you want to call it—both words apply. Yes, sales are up—way up, but along with that comes supply chain nightmares, logistical challenges, and a non-existent labor pool, the likes of […]

Energy Star Innovation

Sep 24th, 2021

“It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.”—Winston Churchill After attending GlassBuild last week and reviewing innovations that can help improve thermal performance, I’m encouraged! The new low-E coatings and combinations of coatings, along with some new work on thin triples, advises us that we can achieve lower […]

EPA Invites Companies to Do the Math on Proposed Energy Star Requirements

Jul 29th, 2021

Officials for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grabbed the mic Tuesday to explain how the agency arrived at the criteria proposed in Draft 1 of Energy Star 7.0 for residential windows, doors and skylights. In a more than hourlong webinar, program officials detailed the development cycle and how their agency calculated such things as […]

EPA Releases Draft 1 for Energy Star 7.0

Jul 7th, 2021

Officials for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released Draft 1 on July 7, 2021 for the upcoming Energy Star 7.0 revision, including currently proposed changes to performance requirements and details for how the program evaluated the impacts of various changes. All of the info may be found on the Energy Star website. In the current […]

New Partnership Puts Windows at Center of Energy-Efficiency Campaign

Jun 30th, 2021

I’m thrilled to share that the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has joined a new public-private alliance called the Partnership for Advanced Windows Solutions (PAWS), to speed up the mass adoption of energy-efficient windows and attachments. The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, the organization leading this initiative, convened a meeting with potential partners to discuss strategies […]

Despite the Circumstances, Spring Meeting Highlights Optimism

Apr 4th, 2021

It’s exciting times for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). As we closed the month of March with a successful Spring Committee Meeting, we heard about innovative, long-term technological progress for fenestration and short-term anticipation, as the U.S. economy begins to normalize after the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to carrying out committee business, our virtual […]

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 […]

Door and Window Manufacturers Honored as Energy Star Partners

Apr 12th, 2019

Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program issues Partner of the Year Awards, distinguishing the program’s best participants in the area of corporate energy management. This year, three door and window companies made the list—also being recognized for “Sustained Excellence,” after going above and beyond the criteria for two or more […]

EPA Settles With Chapman Over Issues of Lead-Based Paint

Dec 11th, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced it has settled with West Chester, Penn.-based Chapman Windows and Doors over violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. The violation comes around a month after the EPA settled with another window company, True View Windows, over similar violations. The RRP rule was created to […]

EPA Releases New Document, Settles With True View Over Lead Violations

Oct 26th, 2018

As part of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), President Trump has assigned an Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children task force with the responsibility for raising awareness about the detrimental effects involved with lead exposure. The task force is co-chaired by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler, U.S. Department […]

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