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

Three Door and Window Companies Earn Energy Star Partner of the Year Awards

Apr 16th, 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the recipients of its Partner of the Year awards, and that included three door and window companies—all receiving designations in Sustained Excellence. Program officials say Energy Star’s awards are designed to recognize companies that made “outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.” Award-winning partners, […]

NFRC Opens Spring Committee Meeting on Notes of Optimism

Mar 30th, 2021

“The green wave is coming,” announced officials for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) yesterday, and along with it an expected 25% increase in the market for doors and windows, they added. That was one of several messages used to usher in the council’s Annual Spring Committee Meeting this week, which is being held virtually. […]

EPA Settles with Six Missouri Renovators for Alleged Lead-Based Paint Violations

Mar 18th, 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached settlements with six residential home renovators in Missouri for alleged violations of lead-based paint regulations under the federal Toxic Substances Control Act. “Reducing exposure to lead-based paint, especially among children, is a top priority for EPA,” said David Cozad, director of EPA Region 7’s Enforcement and Compliance […]

N.Y. and N.J. Part of EPA Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead-Based Paint Exposure

Oct 25th, 2019

Emphasizing efforts to protect children’s health and raise awareness about the health risks associated with childhood lead exposure during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 is highlighting 12 federal enforcement actions taken this fiscal year in New York and New Jersey. By ensuring that entities like renovation contractors, […]

Energy Star Most Efficient Updates for 2020

Oct 2nd, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the Energy Star Most Efficient 2020 final recognition criteria, which encompass 14 product categories including residential windows and sliding glass doors (SGD). The Energy Star Most Efficient program provides businesses with the opportunity to be recognized for meeting a higher standard than the baseline Energy Star criteria. Efficiency […]

EPA Finds Lead-Based Paint Rule Lacks Implementation

Sep 13th, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have an effective strategy to implement and enforce the lead-based paint rule, an internal audit from the EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined in a report released Monday. The EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule was issued in 2008 with the goal of protecting the […]

Energy Star Seeks Feedback for Discussion Guide

Sep 12th, 2019

After releasing its Energy Star Version 7.0 Window, Door and Skylight (WDS) Discussion Guide in early September, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now seeking stakeholder input. Prior to considering potential revisions, the agency published information on the following topics in its guide: Background on the process for Energy Star specification revision; Assessment of […]

EPA Releases Criteria for Energy Star Most Efficient 2020

Jul 23rd, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the latest proposed criteria for its Energy Star Most Efficient program for 2020, including windows. EPA will hold a stakeholder webinar on August 7, from 2-4 p.m. Eastern to discuss the proposed changes. Interested parties can register on EPA’s website.   Windows and sliding glass doors (NFRC operator […]

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