Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ’

Canadian Wildfires Spotlight the Health Benefits of a Tight Building Envelope

Aug 7th, 2023

Climate change remains an abstract concept because many naturally downplay seemingly distant challenges that have not affected their daily lives. The ongoing Canadian wildfires, however, caused about 70 million people in the northern tier of the U.S. to experience climate change firsthand when they suddenly found themselves under poor air quality alerts that forced them […]

Heritage-Crystal Clean Comes Clean in Indianapolis, Spends $191,000 in Window Replacement

Jul 5th, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a settlement with Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC over alleged violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act at the company’s Indianapolis facility. EPA officials say the company has paid a penalty of $38,221 and conducted a supplemental environmental project to replace lead-contaminated windows at residential homes. “We […]

EPA Announces Final Recognition Criteria for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2023

Sep 29th, 2022

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final recognition criteria for specific products to qualify as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient in 2023. Residential Windows and Sliding Glass Doors is one of 13 product categories that has recognition criteria, which includes: U-factor ≤ 0.20 in all Zones; SHGC in Northern Zone ≥ 0.20; […]

Sponsored Content: The Vinyl Industry’s Commitment to Sustainability

Sep 26th, 2022

Defining Vinyl Sustainability Sustainability is commonly defined as the avoidance of depleting natural resources to maintain an ecological balance. Being sustainable is about people doing more with less. Vinyl products play a significant role in fulfilling these needs. At the same time, meeting the needs of a growing population requires more of the Earth’s natural […]

Builders Service Company Forms New Partnership with ProVia Windows

Sep 2nd, 2022

Home contractor Builders Service Company, which has served Western Washington residents for more than 48 years, has added ProVia Windows to its product offerings. In a press release, Builders Service Company says that, as a family-owned business founded in 1977, ProVia shares similar company values and is “ideally suited” for the partnership. ProVia manufactures vinyl […]

PVC MACT Release Delayed until September 2025

Aug 19th, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delayed the release of the PVC Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards establishing emission limits and work practices at PVC production facilities. While the release has been delayed multiple times, the most recent one is for a much longer period of time as the final rule won’t be […]

Few Changes to Energy Star Most Efficient 2022

Jul 15th, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shared an update on its Energy Star Most Efficient program for 2022 and proposed recognition criteria for 2023. As of June 2022, 3,308 models from 258 Energy Star partners meet the Most Efficient 2022 recognition criteria. There are 532 models of windows and sliding glass doors that meet the […]

Vytex Corporation to Pay $112,346 in Settlement with EPA

Jun 30th, 2022

Vytex Corporation of Twinsburg, Ohio, will pay a $112,346 civil penalty in relation to a settlement reached regarding alleged violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week. The violation surrounded the timely distribution of the ‘Renovate Right’ pamphlet before beginning renovation activities at various […]

EPA Introduces Draft 2 of Energy Star 7.0 Including Changes

Feb 14th, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released details for Draft 2 of Energy Star 7.0 today, including several updates for doors and windows. Officials tell [DWM] updates to the proposed criteria result partly from industry comment, but also from fresh data gleaned from a new version of Energy Plus, the modeling software used to make […]

EPA Launches ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade to Take U.S. Households into the Clean Energy Future

Feb 4th, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the launch of the ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade, a series of high-impact, efficient electric improvements that the agency says can save the average family about $500 a year on utility bills. According to the agency, this expansion of its trademark ENERGY STAR program takes a market-based approach […]

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