Posts Tagged ‘ EPA ’

‘Window Technology Pathways’ Benefits Manufacturers

Feb 7th, 2017

On January 5, DWM published an article to introduce Window Technology Pathways, a white paper from the EPA and D+R International that outlines a new proposed methodology for analyzing window thermal performance. The call to action was for fenestration stakeholders to provide feedback. While the deadline to submit comments was February 3, it’s still worth […]

Energy Star Update: Work Underway on Version 7.0

Feb 2nd, 2017

Doug Anderson, the project manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program for windows, doors and skylights, gave a presentation during the recent Northeast Window and Door Association (NWDA) winter meetings in Baltimore. He shared important information for fenestration manufacturers on the Version 7.0 specification, which is in  the early stages of development. […]

EPA Ordered to Halt Communications with Media

Jan 25th, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which administers the Energy Star program for windows, doors and skylights, has been ordered by the Trump administration to cease all communications with the media and to stop publishing press releases, blogs and social media. However, Doug Ericksen, the communications director for Trump’s transition team at EPA, told The Associated […]

Report: Energy-Efficiency Employment Surges

Jan 18th, 2017

An analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy reveals that about 32 percent of the 6.5 million employees in the U.S. construction industry work on energy-efficiency projects, including glaziers and installers of doors and windows. The agency’s second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) shows how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national […]

EPA Aims to Improve Energy Star Calculations

Jan 5th, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking feedback from industry stakeholders on a proposed new methodology for analyzing the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Certified Product Directory (CPD). The analysis could be used in future specification revisions of the Energy Star program for windows, doors and skylights. In a statement, the EPA says it’s […]

EPA Sanctions More Than 100 for Lead Paint Violations in FY 2016

Dec 20th, 2016

From October 2015 through September 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that it entered into 123 settlements for alleged violations of three lead-based paint rules –the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule; the Lead Disclosure Rule; and the Lead-based Paint Activities Rule for abatements. Collectively, the settlements require violators to pay $1,046,655 in […]

Trump’s EPA Pick is Also a Longtime Agency Critic

Dec 8th, 2016

Scott Pruitt, the Republican attorney general of Oklahoma who is President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is also one of the agency’s fiercest critics. Pruitt’s nomination, which was announced on Wednesday, could help Trump achieve one of his boldest campaign promises – the near-elimination of an agency whose rules affect many […]

How Will the New Political Landscape Affect the Industry?

Nov 22nd, 2016

So the election is over. What now? Well, for one thing, most door and window manufacturers are expecting an uptick in business for at least the first half of 2017. Many of my customers tell me that their business usually sees a downtown in the months directly preceding a presidential election, which they attribute to a […]

What’s the EPA’s Future Under a Trump Administration?

Nov 14th, 2016

For the fenestration industry, the election of Donald Trump casts the spotlight on one of his biggest pledges during the presidential campaign – the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), whose Energy Star standards are used to certify doors, windows and skylights. “We are going to get rid of it (the EPA) in almost every […]

EPA Releases Comments for Energy Star Storm Panel Document

Aug 17th, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)   has released the comment response document for the Energy Star Storm Panels Specification Framework Document. The document includes summaries of all comments submitted by stakeholders and EPA’s response to each issue. The comment response document can be found here. EPA says it is appropriate to move forward and begin work to develop a […]

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