Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ’

Infrastructure Bill Provides Funding for State and Local Building Energy Codes

Nov 23rd, 2021

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law on Nov. 15, 2021, by President Joe Biden, includes an appropriation of $550 million in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funding and $500 million in State Energy Program funding for state and local governments to adopt and implement building energy codes. This could bring more opportunities for the increasing […]

New Building Codes Could Save Energy and Reduce Climate Impact, Says DOE

Aug 17th, 2021

New energy building code proposals from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would save American homes and businesses $138 billion in the next 30 years in energy costs. Information released recently from the DOE claims its proposals would save an equivalent of $162 annually per residential home, while reducing the American building sector’s impact on […]

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, […]

FGIA Legislative Report Highlights New Administration’s Policies

Feb 26th, 2021

With a new administration comes new policies, including those focused on energy efficiency. To address these changes, as well as other legislative and regulatory updates, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Legislative and Regulatory Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. U.S. Update Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. codes […]

Energy Legislation Watch: Two Bills Making Progress

Sep 24th, 2019

With budget cuts and trade tariffs taking center stage lately, I couldn’t remember the last time I was able to report on energy legislation reaching the floor of the House or Senate. Looking back, it was early in 2017 when I gave my last federal legislation watch list. Today, I am finally able to report […]

Deep Energy Retrofits Critical to Aging Houses

Aug 5th, 2019

Potential homebuyers are finding themselves priced out of the new home market before they even get started, leaving them to choose between continuing to rent or purchasing from the inventory of aging home stock in the U.S. According to a recent report compiled by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Oak […]

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