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Behind the Façade: How a New Building Resource Could Change the Game

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Much of the current building stock will still be around by the middle this century, and those structures will likely represent a much larger percentage of the 2050 stock than that of new buildings going up from now until then. … Continue reading

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Industry Leaders Tell Congress How to Achieve Efficiency

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Sustainable building leaders had their chance to lobby for energy efficiency improvements and offered their takes on how to get there at a recent industry expo on Capitol Hill. Kiere DeGrandchamp, president of Gettysburg, Pa.-based High Performance Homes and one … Continue reading

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Congress Fails to Extend Tax Credits—For Now

Three tax incentives that have relevance to the door, window and skylight industry were among the 55 allowed to expire at the beginning of 2014, but the glass industry isn’t ready to write them off just yet. Ben Gann, director … Continue reading

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Added Legislative Push Toward Energy Efficiency

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What began as a trickle has suddenly cascaded as of late into a legislative rush toward improved energy efficiency, leading many glass industry experts and others optimistic that a more effective national standard is soon on the way. President Barack … Continue reading

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ANSI Begins Development of Energy-Efficiency Standardization Roadmap

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) is moving into the next phase of its effort to develop a standardization roadmap advancing energy efficiency in the built environment. The collaborative’s five working groups (WGs) have … Continue reading

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DOE Develops Preliminary Commercial Building Energy Asset Score, Seeks Industry Input

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a preliminary commercial building energy asset score to apply to a large variety of commercial building types across the United States, and currently is seeking industry input on issues associated with the score. … Continue reading

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Energy Department, Treasury Announce Availability of $150 Million in Tax Credits for Clean Energy Manufacturers

The U.S. Departments of Energy and the Treasury recently announced the availability of $150 million in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for clean energy and energy efficiency manufacturing projects across the United States. “Since 2009, the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax … Continue reading

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