Posts Tagged ‘ Vinyl Institute ’

Setting the Benchmarks: How Vinyl Manufacturers Can Drive Sustainability

May 22nd, 2023

In the vinyl industry, sustainability is a part of every conversation. From consumers, to architects, to manufacturers, people seek safe, healthy and energy-efficient living and workspaces. With 70% of PVC resin going into the built environment, the vinyl industry is advancing sustainability performance across three impact categories set by the Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC): resource […]

PVC MACT Release Delayed until September 2025

Aug 19th, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delayed the release of the PVC Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards establishing emission limits and work practices at PVC production facilities. While the release has been delayed multiple times, the most recent one is for a much longer period of time as the final rule won’t be […]

Vinyl Institute Hires Domenic DeCaria as Technical Director

Apr 10th, 2019

The Vinyl Institute has hired Domenic DeCaria, a chemical engineer with a business background, as the company’s new Technical Director. In his new role, DeCaria will work on technical, standards and regulatory matters related to material science, recycling, sustainability and other core vinyl industry priorities. He reports to Rich Krock, vice president of technical and […]

Vinyl Institute CEO Suggests Proactive Awareness

Apr 9th, 2019

When the new president and CEO of the Vinyl Institute, Ned Monroe, addressed members of an industry association recently, he broke down the threats that continue to plague the vinyl industry. In the process, Monroe also outlined what we, as a whole, can do to combat misinformation—including suggestions that those working in the vinyl window […]

AAMA Conference Covers Crucial Topics

Feb 22nd, 2018

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) wrapped up its annual national conference in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday with sessions that focused on regulatory issues, the U.S. vinyl industry and marketing. AAMA’s Vinyl Material Council meeting discussed several topics based on a recent report from the association’s Regulatory Affairs Committee. One of the biggest issues was […]

Aluminum Window Maker Says Vinyl is Dangerous; Industry Groups Push Back

Apr 26th, 2016

A South Florida manufacturer of aluminum windows says vinyl should be phased out of fenestration products because it’s dangerous for homeowners and the environment — despite the material’s widespread use in construction, healthcare and municipal water systems. “There are still vinyl windows being manufactured and it simply isn’t safe, not only for the homeowners and the manufacturing workers but also the […]

Vinyl Finally Gets Seat at LEED® Table

Nov 3rd, 2014

The USGBC’s Supply Chain Optimization Group is leaving many in our industry feeling optimistic. Finally, the USGBC seems to be opening its doors and seeking expertise from key groups, including the American Chemistry Council and the Vinyl Institute, as well as chemical suppliers, building product manufacturers, design teams, producers of raw materials, academics and government […]

VI Petitions EPA to Reconsider Critical Aspects of Final PVC MACT Rule

Jun 19th, 2012

The Vinyl Institute (VI) announced it has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for changes it says are needed in the final PVC Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) regulation to address data errors, textual conflicts and regulatory oversights. According to the VI, most of these changes are supported by performance data and information either not […]

LEED Rating System Ballot Delayed Until June 2013

Jun 5th, 2012

The LEED rating system that was scheduled to go to ballot this year, known as LEED 2012, was delayed yesterday, according to the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and many in the industry are applauding this decision. The delay of the ballot came in response to concerns of USGBC members, which […]

Industry Responds to New LEED Draft; Wood Certification and PVC Issues Elicit Feedback

Mar 13th, 2012

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its latest draft of its LEED Rating System and a few points are drawing criticism from some in the industry. First, in the section, Responsible Sourcing of Raw Material, new wood products must be certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) “or better.” Organizations, including the Sustainable Forestry […]