Energy Issues to Top NWDA Agenda

January 1, 2008
Meetings & Events

A preview of the potential changes in the Energy Star windows program tops the agenda of the Northeast Window & Door Association’s winter meeting, scheduled for January 14 and 15 at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J.

Richard Karney, the Department of Energy’s Energy Star program manager, will be speaking, offering an update on the government’s plans to strengthen requirements for Energy Star-labeled windows and doors. Also on the agenda will be Mike Fischer of Kellen & Co., a code consultant for the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, who will look at emerging changes in building energy codes.

Nils Peterman of the Alliance to Save Energy will offer a talk about emerging window technologies and how manufacturers might be able to capitalize on incentive programs offered by utility companies. Finally, Cheryl Baldwin of Green Seal Inc. will discuss how to sell to green-minded consumers.

The NWDA event kicks off Monday evening, January 14, with a tabletop exhibit and welcome reception. The business meeting and educational sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, January 15. More information is available by calling 609/799-4900 or visiting the association’s Web site at www.nwda.net.