Posts Tagged ‘ decarbonize ’

U.S. Decarbonization Plans Means More Retrofit Windows

May 13th, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a national blueprint to decarbonize the building sector by 90% before 2050. The plan includes retrofitting windows on millions of commercial and residential buildings throughout the U.S. DOE officials say the plan will reduce buildings’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 65% by 2035 and 90% by 2050. […]

Window Retrofit Technologies Selected for Government Testing

Jul 19th, 2023

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Green Proving Ground (GPG) program has selected 20 building technologies to test in buildings to help decarbonize the built environment. Among the selection are several window retrofit technologies that aim to improve the performance of building envelopes. GSA officials say that this year’s program focuses on American-made technologies in […]

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 […]

10 Trends that will Shape the Future of Construction

Jun 3rd, 2022

Want to stay on the cusp of future construction trends? The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Vision Team and Futures Council can help as it compiled ten ways the construction industry is transforming. 1. Increased regulation of carbon-based fuels spurs adoption of alternative power solutions. Further pushes for alternative energy sources are likely to add […]