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One N.J. Fabricator Takes Steps to Get with the Zero

McGrory Glass installed 2,782 USA-made Sharp solar panels at its New Jersey facility.

The NetZero Energy Commercial Building Initiative, launched in August 2008, is the Department of Energy’s Commercial Buildings Program aiming to achieve marketable net zero energy commercial buildings (NZEBs) by 2025. McGrory Glass Inc. based in Paulsboro, N.J., is one company … Continue reading

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House Proposes Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act


In a rare display of bipartisanship, House Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) introduced a resolution aimed at increasing buildings’ energy efficiency. According to a press release on Blackburn’s website, H.R. 5027, or the Energy Savings and Building … Continue reading

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Glass Industry Building Presence in Better Plants Initiative

Better Plants Overview for GMIC Webinar

Under the Better Buildings Initiative, the Department of Energy seeks to improve the energy efficiency of commercial and industrial buildings by 20 percent by 2020. A key component of that initiative is Better Plants, which the DOE’s Andre de Fontaine discussed … Continue reading

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Initiative Upgrades 100,000 Buildings; Saves $730 Million on Energy Bills

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s Better Buildings Initiative, the Energy Department announced that the Department’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has helped more than 40 state and local governments upgrade more than 100,000 buildings and save … Continue reading

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Energy Secretary: 2013 a “Banner Year” for Solar

At a luncheon at the U.S. Press Club in Washington, D.C., this week, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz said the country has more than doubled the amount of wind and solar electricity over the last five years … Continue reading

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NFRC Passes Several Ballots, Tables Others and Has Board Member Changes


The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) discussed several additional balloted codes and edits during days two and three of its Spring Committee Meetings in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Ratings Committee convened Tuesday afternoon, opening with discussions from the NFRC 700 … Continue reading

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