Posts Tagged ‘ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ’

Initial Rollout for Energy Star 7 Upends Industry Predictions

Oct 26th, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) flipped the switch on its Energy Star program Monday, instating new performance requirements for doors and windows. With that change, industry experts and program officials told [DWM] they expected the number of certified products in Energy Star’s Product Finder database to drop “significantly,” before slowly rising through first-quarter 2024. So […]

View Ordered to Pay $5 Million for Unauthorized Dumping of Wastewater

Aug 21st, 2023

Months after settling charges over failing to disclose financial information and after laying off 170 employees, another tough hit arrived for smart glass manufacturer View Inc. last week. After pleading guilty, the Milpitas, Calif.-based company has been ordered to pay nearly $5 million in fines, community service payments and civil penalties for unlawfully discharging wastewater […]

Three Door and Window Companies Land Energy Star Awards

Mar 30th, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the winners of the 2022 Energy Star Awards. Andersen Corp. and SoftLite both came away with Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence awards, while Jeld-Wen received an excellence award for its marketing efforts. A joint news release from the EPA and DOE […]

With COVID Out of the Way, FGIA Regains Laser Focus on Initiatives

Feb 16th, 2023

A professional crowd moves through a hotel lobby.

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) annual conference took place this week in San Diego, where officials provided updates for various initiatives and collaborations. After progress slowed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, most efforts have since regained their momentum, officials said, including several impacting the environment and building codes, and one that’s set to change […]

Vice President Discusses Inflation Reduction Act Home Rebates

Nov 4th, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act, passed in August, provides rebates and tax credits to homeowners investing in energy-efficient upgrades, including new windows. It will also help the economy as well, said Vice President Kamala Harris when she addressed the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 in Boston earlier this week. “We are fighting together to lower home […]

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 […]

Andersen, SoftLite and ProVia Land ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award

May 10th, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the winners of the 2022 ENERGY STAR Awards. Andersen Corporation of Minnesota, and SoftLite LLC and ProVia LLC, both of Ohio, received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award. A joint news release from the EPA and DOE noted there […]

Amid a Renewed Focus on Climate, Companies Say the Earth is Worth More Than a Day’s Celebration

Apr 22nd, 2021

More than 50 years ago today, 20 million Americans took to the streets, across college campuses and hundreds of cities, “to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward,” say officials for earthday.org. The activities of that day helped to spur the passage of new environmental laws in the U.S., they say, including the […]

DOE Aims to Drive Adoption of Better Glass

Apr 5th, 2021

Amid the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Spring Committee Meeting last week, Doug Anderson, a project manager for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reported that sales for Energy-Star-rated products remain high. Too high, perhaps. With program goals initially aiming for 20% adoption and current market shares registering at 86% for windows, 87% for hinged entry […]

EPA Outlines Final Pathway to Energy Star 7.0

Apr 2nd, 2021

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided an update this week, outlining the final phases toward Energy Star Version 7.0 for doors, windows and skylights. The session was provided as part of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Spring Committee Meeting. “We’re getting close,” said Doug Anderson, […]