May Newscast: Will Energy Star Survive?

May 31st, 2017 by Chris Bunn

The Energy Star program is on President Trump’s chopping block, but will that actually come to pass? DWM’s May newscast takes a look at what could happen if Energy Star is privatized and run by the industry.

Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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  1. Dear Mr. Barrineau & Ms. Taffera.
    Thank you for your efforts to continue an industry dialog about Energy Star and the budget changes that could make the program nothing more than a footnote in our energy history.

    As your survey indicates, there are differences within the fenestration industry, especially the private vs public approach. Should budget trimming close Energy Star, I sincerely hope that a private, industry-affiliated organization can step in to fill the gap. A private option will take time and lack the consumer-recognition that has given Energy Star credibility at the end-user level. Energy Star has developed as a brand…it means something positive to citizens.

    Without Energy Star…or a recognizable private-sector equivalent, we will lose focus on improving performance of building components like fenestration. Respecting those who cry for less regulations, energy efficiency is a goal that improves the quality of life for all. We need such beacons….they help shine through the clutter of everyday life.

    Just my well-wrinkled thoughts…

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