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

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 […]

Official Says DOE Foots Majority of the Risk in New Product Development

Nov 2nd, 2021

With Energy Star Version 7.0 hanging in the final phases of development, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) invited representatives from the Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to provide updates last week, including a discussion about the technologies that might help door and […]

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 […]

Lead Violations in L.A. Schools Spur EPA Penalties Against SoCal Renovation Firms

Aug 12th, 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced six lead-based paint enforcement actions against renovation firms doing work in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) elementary schools that serve historically marginalized communities. Under the Biden Administration, the EPA is prioritizing the use of enforcement tools to advance environmental justice. The renovation firms in this case […]

EPA Issues Additional Guidance on Energy Star Version 7.0 Specification

Aug 10th, 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took the feedback from the July 27th, 2021 webinar into consideration and is releasing additional and updated documents regarding the ENERGY STAR Version 7.0 Residential Window, Door, and Skylight Draft 1 Specification. There are two new and two updated documents now posted to the ENERGY STAR Residential Window, Door, […]

EPA Releases Updates on Energy Star Most Efficient

Jul 12th, 2021

A day after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released Draft 1 for the upcoming Energy Star 7.0 revisions, the EPA announced proposed recognition criteria for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2022. No changes, however, are being proposed for residential window or sliding doors. “While high performance Most Efficient window products are widely available, they are […]

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. […]

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