Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Department of Energy ’

Glass Conference Sessions Turn to High-Performance Windows, Special Awards and Recognitions

Feb 8th, 2024

The National Glass Association’s (NGA) Glass Conference is underway this week at the Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, just outside of Charleston. Opening day discussions centered on codes and standards, but the conversation turned to high-performance windows Wednesday, and recognitions for glass industry members. Steve Selkowitz, an affiliate with the Building […]

From Jet Engines to Thin-Triple, PGTI Revamps Virginia Facility for Glass

Feb 5th, 2024

PGT Innovations is set to be acquired by Miter Brands, but that hasn’t stopped the company from moving forward with existing plans—including a new glass company and production facility in Prince George, Virginia, where it will produce thin-triple glass. In June 2023, the company announced a new form of thin, laminated glass it co-developed with […]

Window Retrofit Technologies Selected for Governmental Testing

Jun 29th, 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 a building’s exterior envelope. GSA officials say that this year’s program focuses on American-made […]

Guest Blog: The Deployment and Adoption Challenge in Residential Homes

May 17th, 2023

by Helen Sanders Deployment and adoption. These are major challenges in getting high-performance envelope solutions into new and existing homes and buildings in the U.S. Deployment is a key focus of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) programs, driving work at the National Laboratories and their partners. Last week, I was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NFRC Participates in Solar Decathlon 2022 Design Challenge

Apr 8th, 2022

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon® 2022 Design Challenge with Steve Urich, senior director of programs, serving on the jury for the Retrofit Housing category. The Solar Decathlon is a 20-year-old competition that encourages college students worldwide to “design and build high-performance, low-carbon buildings that […]

Vitro Contributes to Weber State University’s Solar Decathlon Success

Jul 1st, 2021

Vitro Architectural Glass, formerly PPG Glass, donated Solarban® 70 solar control, low-E glass, to Weber State University’s (WSU’s) team that won first place in the energy performance contest of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon® 2020 Build Challenge. In addition to winning the energy performance contest, the WSU team’s project – now a 2,540 […]

Larson’s Storm Windows Receive AERC Certification for Energy Efficiency

Aug 19th, 2019

Larson Manufacturing recently earned the Attachment Energy Rating Council’s (AERC) certification for energy efficiency on its storm windows. The company’s storm windows also recently received Energy Star certification. An initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), AERC is an independent, third-party group of manufacturers and researchers that rate, certify and label the energy […]