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  • Sage Electrochromics Inc. plans to build a high-volume manufacturing operation for its electronically tintable glass at its headquarters in Fairibault, Minn., thanks in part to more than $100 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.  DOE announced a conditional commitment for a $72 million loan guarantee last week, following up a $31 million Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax... more »
  • Serious Materials plans to retrofit glass in more than 6,500 windows in the Empire State Building as part of a project expected to reduce energy costs by more than $400,000 per year in the New York City landmark.  A 5,000-square-foot processing space is being built on-site at the building with glass to be removed from existing windows, re-used to make super insulating units and reinstalled... more »
  • Joining other industry trade groups, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance is lobbying Congress and federal regulators to delay implementation of the new Environmental Protection Agency lead paint rules, as well as preserve the "opt-out" provisions in the original rules. Three WDDA Advisory Committee members plan to make their case next week, when they meet regulators at the White... more »
  • The Tropical Forest Foundation has named Steve Tourek, senior vice president and general counsel for Marvin Windows & Doors, as the new president of its board of directors. The foundation works with conservation groups, government agencies and companies that manufacture wood products to promote training, outreach and research pertaining to sustainable forest management in tropical regions... more »
  • For the second year in a row, All Weather Windows has been named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies. The national award program, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, the National Post and the Queen’s School of Business, is designed to recognize business excellence among Canadian-owned companies with revenues of more than $10 million. To qualify for the award, a... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have recognized several window and door manufacturers with Energy Star Partner of the Year and Sustained Excellence awards for their leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The companies will be honored March 18 at a Washington, D.C., awards ceremony. This year's Partner of the Year recipients... more »
  • If passed into law, the government will offer rebates for windows and doors under the new Homestar program, officially unveiled by President Obama today.  Also known as Cash for Caulkers, the plan designed to help create jobs by encouraging American families to invest in energy-saving home improvements. The president outlined Homestar during a visit to a training facility at Savannah... more »
  • Reeb Millwork and King Sash & Door have entered into an agreement whereby Reeb will purchase the door assets from King and operate its Mocksville, N.C., facility, according to a report in Connected, the Association of Millwork Distributor's electronic newsletter. King Sash & Door will continue operations with a primary focus on sales and distribution of Weather Shield products and the... more »
  • Members of the Vinyl Institute and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association are protesting a proposed credit in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. Part of a new LEED Pilot Credit Library, the proposed credit would reward projects for not using vinyl products. LEED v3, introduced in April 2009, included the pilot credit library as a... more »
  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) toured Jeld-Wen Inc.'s window manufacturing plant in Yakima, Wash., last week, where she hosted a press conference highlighting her efforts to support manufacturing and clean energy development.  Cantwell has worked to create tax breaks for consumers purchasing energy efficient products, according to the senator's Web site. “With the right tax... more »