Posts Tagged ‘ legislation ’

A Look Back: DWM’s Top Stories of 2023

Dec 28th, 2023

As the year wraps up, [DWM] takes a look back at the year and tallies our top stories over the last 12 months. At the top of the list is a lawsuit involving a big name in the business, but facility closures and acquisitions collectively dominated the list. Readers kept the list pretty well-rounded, with […]

$130 Billion Plan Could Bring New Doors and Windows to U.S. Schools

Dec 6th, 2023

New legislation could mean better doors and windows for many U.S. schools and more business for dealers servicing the light commercial sector. Introduced by Rep. Robert Scott (D-Va.) and Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.), the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2023 (RASA) would invest more than $130 billion to upgrade the digital and physical infrastructure of […]

What If Yeti Made Homes?

Aug 23rd, 2023

I read an article recently in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) about Passive House-rated homes. One homeowner said the air conditioning in his new house only ran a few hours per day this summer, while keeping it at 72 to 75 degrees—despite triple-digit heat. That’s impressive. And I must admit, it made me think: “Now […]

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 […]

Ontario Plans for More Homes at Faster Pace

Oct 31st, 2022

The Ontario government is eyeing legislation that would support the province’s new Housing Supply Action Plan, More Homes Built Faster, and the goal of building 1.5 million homes over the next 10 years. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, introduced legislation for the next phase of the action plan on Tuesday, October 25. […]

California Governor Signs Legislation to Build More Housing, Faster

Sep 30th, 2022

Earlier this week, California governor Gavin Newsom signed off on SB 6 and AB2011, which a statement from the governor’s office says will “streamline the housing approval process in California and create thousands of good paying jobs.” In addition to signing the legislation, Governor Newsom also announced $1 billion in awards to 30 shovel-ready projects […]

Inflation Reduction Act Signed into Law without NAHB Support

Sep 15th, 2022

The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in August and subsequent signing of the legislation into law by President Joe Biden lacks support from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The association calls the measure “flawed” as it reportedly fails to ease inflationary pressures on housing while at the same time advancing building and […]

Inflation Reduction Act Promotes Renewable Energy, Looks to Drastically Cut Emissions

Aug 15th, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act passed the House this past week becoming the country’s most ambitious energy and climate policy to date. The legislation paves the way for more clean energy, updated building codes, billions of dollars for communities in need of climate change help as well as providing an array of tax incentives to push […]

NAHB Supports Changes Made to Inflation Reduction Act; Works to Continue to “Improve” Bill

Aug 11th, 2022

As the Senate pushes to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) says it remains opposed to the bill. The association is working with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) to obtain key changes as it related to carried interest and how companies can deduct depreciated assets from taxes. During the […]

WDMA Opposes Legislation Related to New Role for DOE

Mar 17th, 2020

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) recently issued a notice to its members urging them to act in opposition on an energy savings legislation act. According to the association, the Senate is considering amendments to the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 2137), which was introduced by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman […]