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  • As part of the effort to boost demand for high-performance windows, the Department of Energy is hosting two regional workshops this month for the R-5 Windows/Low-E Storm Windows Volume Purchase Program.  Both are targeted to builders, contractors, public housing authorities, weatherization agencies and others, as well as window manufacturer partners. The Pacific Northwest workshop is... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy are seeking feedback on a proposed new program to identify and advance highly efficient ("super star") products in the marketplace.  This effort–an extension of the Energy Star brand–would be targeted at "early adopters," officials state. EPA and DOE announced the potential for a "super star... more »
  • Belfast, Maine–Mathews Brothers Co. welcomed Maine Governor John Baldacci along with other government officials and customers to its plant here last week as it officially announced plans to add the Clara Starrett EnergyCore window to its product line. Designed to meet the requirements of the Department of Energy's R-5 window program, the new window is currently being supplied to a number of... more »
  • U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) aned Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) have joined together to release draft legislation that would extend  residential energy efficiency tax credits for two years.  The draft raises the maximum credit to $3,000, but establishes different criteria for windows than the .30/.30 requirements for tax credits set to expire at the end of the year.  The draft... more »
  • Targeting demand for higher performance, Syron Industries recently launched its EcoVue product line incorporating Mikron Industries' EnergyCore vinyl profiles.  The Syracuse, N.Y.-based vinyl window manufacturer started shipping the product in July, and is now looking for select dealers to handle the line, according to Mike Brisbin, business development manager. "It's been a home run,... more »
  • Wausau Supply Co. is the latest building supplies distributor to select TDCI’s Buy Design product configurator and guided selling software, the supplier reports.  The distributor will use the software to provide dealers with online quoting and ordering capabilities for the company’s assembled and fabricated products, including pre-hung exterior and interior door systems, custom... more »
  • Functional Fenestration Inc. has added a 22,000-square-foot facility in Hawthorne, Calif. The additional space doubles the hardware supplier's shipping capacity. “This expansion supports our commitment to ‘excellent service every time,’ through rapid response to order and shipment requests,” explains Oscar Rivera, customer service manager. “The facility addition is... more »
  • Industrial Millwork Corp., producer of Lag Design wood doors, is under new ownership. Based in Seneca, Kan., the 26-year-old operation has been sold to Lag Design Custom Wood Doors Inc., led by Rilie Tilley, president. The asset sale took place on September 15, 2010, reports George Mancuso, CEO.  Tilley, who has a strong background in millwork manufacturing, plans to take Lag Design... more »
  •  The first machine for the new spacer system is said to deliver 800 units per shift. The Lisec Group has unveiled new equipment designed to apply a new warm-edge spacer system at this week's Glasstec show in Germany.  The new spacer, featuring a flexible metal spacer made of ultra-thin stainless steel and a corrugated I-beam construction, was developed by Infinite Edge... more »
  • Free digital copies of the International Code Council’s 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) can now be downloaded at: www.iccsafe.org/FreeIECC. Tthe U.S. Department of Energy is funding the free downloads as part of its initiative to meet nationwide energy-efficiency goals through its Building Technologies Program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 2009 IECC... more »