Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Department of Energy ’

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 […]

NFRC Participates in Solar Decathlon 2022 Design Challenge

Apr 8th, 2022

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon® 2022 Design Challenge with Steve Urich, senior director of programs, serving on the jury for the Retrofit Housing category. The Solar Decathlon is a 20-year-old competition that encourages college students worldwide to “design and build high-performance, low-carbon buildings that […]

Vitro Contributes to Weber State University’s Solar Decathlon Success

Jul 1st, 2021

Vitro Architectural Glass, formerly PPG Glass, donated Solarban® 70 solar control, low-E glass, to Weber State University’s (WSU’s) team that won first place in the energy performance contest of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon® 2020 Build Challenge. In addition to winning the energy performance contest, the WSU team’s project – now a 2,540 […]

Larson’s Storm Windows Receive AERC Certification for Energy Efficiency

Aug 19th, 2019

Larson Manufacturing recently earned the Attachment Energy Rating Council’s (AERC) certification for energy efficiency on its storm windows. The company’s storm windows also recently received Energy Star certification. An initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), AERC is an independent, third-party group of manufacturers and researchers that rate, certify and label the energy […]

DOE Offers $33.5 million For Energy-Efficient Research and Development

May 9th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced it will offer up to $33.5 million in funding for the research and development of projects aimed at reducing energy bills through advanced building construction techniques. According to DOE, residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 40% of the nation’s total energy demand, costing more than $380 […]

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 […]

Energy Star Updates its Recognition Criteria for Windows

Aug 7th, 2014

Energy Star Updates its Recognition Criteria for Windows The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated its Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 and the proposed Energy Star Most Efficient 2015 recognition criteria for windows. The proposed recognition criteria for 2015 was developed in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy based on an analysis of […]

Energy Secretary: 2013 a “Banner Year” for Solar

Feb 21st, 2014

At a luncheon at the U.S. Press Club in Washington, D.C., this week U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the country has more than doubled the amount of wind and solar electricity over the last five years and “we see a doubling of that again in the next five years.” In the prior […]

Obama Administration Expands Better Buildings Challenge to Multifamily Housing

Dec 6th, 2013

Building on $2 billion in financing commitments from the private sector for energy-efficiency updates to commercial buildings under the President’s Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Departments of Energy (DOE) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has expanded the challenge to multifamily housing. “Over the last two years, President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge has helped drive […]

Crystal Windows Brighten Solar Decathlon House

Aug 27th, 2013

Flushing, N.Y.-based Crystal Window and Door Systems announced it has supplied windows for the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T) 2013 entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The final judging for this year’s Solar Decathlon will be held October 3-13 at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. The MS&T entry […]

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