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Low-E at Center of Energy Star Storm Window Specification

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program recently hosted a webinar to address questions and provide clarifications regarding a product specification for exterior and interior storm panels, also called storm windows. The storm windows are used in both multi-family and … Continue reading

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EPA’s Energy Star Has Eye on Storm Glazing

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program is working on a product specification for exterior and interior storm panels. The panels, also referred to as storm windows, are being specified more frequently in multifamily buildings in hurricane-prone regions. … Continue reading

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In the Office Sector, Green Building is only a “Big” Business

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When it comes to green building for commercial spaces, large is in charge. Real estate services company CBRE Group recently collaborated with Maastricht University to create the 2015 Green Building Adoption Index, an annual measurement of commercial green building adoption … Continue reading

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First Apartment, Condo Buildings Receive Energy Star Certification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is breaking new ground by announcing the first existing multifamily housing properties to earn the new Energy Star multifamily certification for superior energy performance. EPA recognized 17 apartment and condo buildings across the country … Continue reading

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Codes, Standards and Energy Regs Coming Down the Pipeline

When members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) met last week in Orlando, the Codes Action and Regulatory Affairs Committee briefed attendees on a wide variety of codes and standards that could have a far reaching effect, if put … Continue reading

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AAMA Speakers Address Roadmap for Reducing Building Energy Use; Energy Star Criteria

Speakers at the recent American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference in Baltimore addressed a number of issues of importance to the industry. On Monday, Karma Sawyer, technology manager and physical scientist in the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office’s (BTO) Emerging Technologies … Continue reading

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Experts Raise Awareness for LEED v4

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The latest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system isn’t all that different from the previous one, but Jeremy Kuhre says there are a few differences of which people should be aware. Kuhre, a LEED AP specialist with … Continue reading

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EPA Looks at Energy Star Commercial Buildings Program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently is conducting a survey to help it “evaluate and develop a new Energy Star recognition for commercial buildings.” “We are looking to you, our stakeholders, to help us design a recognition that your organization … Continue reading

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