Posts Tagged ‘ energy codes ’

Why Windows Matter – Making a Concerted Effort to Inform, Educate, and Influence

Mar 4th, 2024

This year, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is celebrating its 35th anniversary. NFRC was founded to serve the public interest by providing fair, accurate and credible ratings on the energy performance of fenestration products. During this time, NFRC has focused on developing and maintaining certification programs and ratings that can withstand scrutiny. As a […]

Are Government Regulations Hindering the Market for New Homes?

Jul 24th, 2023

Officials from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) met with members of Congress to address how they see government regulations impacting housing production and affordability. NAHB chairperson Alicia Huey told members of the House Financial Services subcommittee that the growing number of regulations and mandates supporting environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies are leading […]

New Law in Colorado to Require Energy Star-Rated Doors and Windows

Jun 28th, 2023

A new law in Colorado focusing on environmental standards is set to take effect in January 2026, requiring all residential structures three stories or lower to use Energy Star-rated products. House Bill 23-1161 applies to a range of appliances, fixtures and other products used in residential buildings—including doors, windows and skylights. The new law mandates […]

Industry Can Expect Increased Focus on Building, Energy Codes

Jun 13th, 2022

The fenestration and glazing industries should prepare for an increased focus on U.S. code updates, says Kathy Krafka Harkema, Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance technical operations director. She told participants at the FGIA 2022 Virtual Summer Conference last week that the Department of Energy will use $225 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law to help […]

DOE Says “Energy Codes WORK!”

Apr 4th, 2016

State and local code authorities converged March 21-24, in Tucson, Ariz., for the Department of Energy’s (DOE)  National Energy Code Conference, covering everything from adoption to enforcement of IECC (2015). The rallying cry of the week was “Energy Codes WORK!” with some preliminary evidence from the DOE’s field study proving that the current code has the […]

WDMA Launches Building and Energy Code Resource Center

Feb 29th, 2016

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has unveiled the the WDMA Code Resource Center, an online portal for WDMA members that provides access to state and local building and energy code adoption information for the International Code Council (ICC)’s national model building codes. These include the  International Residential Code, the International Building Code, the International Energy Efficiency Code […]

Architects Have Plenty of Pull in Window-Related Product Development

Jun 27th, 2014

Give the people what they want. Or more precisely, give the architects what they want. More than 700 exhibitors re-convened Friday at Chicago’s McCormick Place for the second day of the American Institute of Architects’ national convention, AIA Convention 2014. Many of the exhibitors at the show are directly affiliated with the glass and glazing […]

Glass Companies Work to Educate on Using Proper Glass Selections

Mar 24th, 2014

With glass technology, building codes, and even the makeup of the architecture field all experiencing significant change during recent years, the need for information and education about low-E glass and solar control options—as well as how those choices interact—is increasing, say some industry members. “Architects now are being asked to meet ever-increasing energy codes,” says […]