Posts Tagged ‘ President Biden ’

FGIA Sessions Alert Members About the Possible Impacts of Programs Targeting Plastics Pollution

Jun 15th, 2023

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) Summer Conference took place this week in Vancouver, B.C., where numerous sessions raised the alarm for initiatives that have the potential to impact door and window manufacturers. A renewed focus on reducing global plastics pollution in the U.S. and abroad could carry ramifications for PVC products. In a […]

National Apprenticeship Week Draws Attention to Trades

Nov 18th, 2022

As the eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) draws to a close, it’s clear that organizers promoted not only the manufacturing industry but the benefits of a Registered Apprenticeship program. NAW 2022 included roundtable and panel discussions, conferences, and career and trade fairs hosted by stakeholders in the “earn-as-you-learn” model, in a bid to connect […]

White House Reports Progress in Housing Supply Action Plan Implementation

Oct 10th, 2022

Last week, the Biden-Harris Administration provided a progress update regarding the implementation of its Housing Supply Action Plan, which in May outlined a set of administrative and legislative priorities aimed at closing the housing supply shortfall in five years. A White House press release reports that President Biden believes that policies to boost the supply […]

FGIA Fall Conference Addresses Dynamic Glass Tax Code Incentives, Inflation Concerns

Oct 6th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference’s regulatory and legislative report dove into inflation concerns, tax code incentives embedded in the Inflation Reduction Act, FGIA public comments, along with additional topics concerning the U.S. fenestration and glazing industry. The report, presented by FGIA U.S. technical operations director Kathy Krafka Harkema, opened with […]

USGBC Urges the House to Pass the Inflation Reduction Act

Aug 12th, 2022

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a proponent of the Inflation Reduction Act, which has been working its way through Congress for the last few weeks and is now before the House of Representatives for a vote. Ahead of that vote, USGBC interim president and CEO Peter Templeton said, “The House of Representatives has […]

Feds Step in to Address Inflation, Supply Chain and Energy Conservation

Jun 21st, 2022

Discussion of rising fuel and inflation prices made its way into the recent meeting of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) as the industry continues to grapple with rising costs. Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. technical operations director, provided an overview of inflation and other obstacles, at FGIA’s 2022 Virtual Summer Conference the week of […]

President Biden Announces New Actions to Ease the Burden of Housing Costs

May 20th, 2022

Earlier this week, President Biden released a “Housing Supply Action Plan to ease the burden of housing costs over time, by boosting the supply of quality housing in every community.” According to a press release on the White House press page, the goal of the plan is to close the housing supply gap within five […]

President Biden Issues a Proclamation on National Building Safety Month

May 5th, 2022

In a proclamation posted to the White House press page at the end of April, President Biden declared May National Building Safety Month, saying that it allows the government to “renew our commitment to strengthening our buildings so that all Americans are safe.” Referencing recent building tragedies such as the Surfside condominium collapse, President Biden […]

NAHB Members Send Letter to Biden Warning of Housing Crisis

Apr 29th, 2022

More than 10,000 National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico sent a letter to President Biden on April 27, the organization reports, calling on the White House to take immediate action as the growing housing affordability crisis is pushing the housing market to an inflection […]

FGIA Conference Answers Biggest Question about Energy Star 7.0

Oct 28th, 2021

The third and final day of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference wrapped up on Thursday, October 21. Along with different committee meetings and task groups, there were updates throughout the day regarding the industry’s current position regarding supply chain challenges, COVID-19 and the future. Kathy Krafka Harkema, FGIA’s U.S. technical […]

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