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NFRC Report Captures Potential for Energy-Efficient Commercial Windows

With architects, builders, and manufacturers facing growing pressure to ensure that windows, doors and skylights reduce energy use, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is releasing a report on the potential benefits of high-efficiency windows in commercial buildings, titled “Characterization … Continue reading

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DOE Reviews ASHRAE 90.1 to Evaluate Energy Performance

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released its Preliminary Energy Savings Analysis of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019, and is currently accepting written comments from interested parties on any subject within the scope of the analysis. According to the Energy Conservation … Continue reading

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Session Covers Glazing Design Requirements for GSA Buildings

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) owns and leases more than 9,600 properties around the U.S., a third of which are historic. To address some of the GSA’s building requirements, Lance David, LEED Fellow with the GSA, led a seminar … Continue reading

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DOE Awards $2.5 Million to BIPV Window Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $2.5 million to a solar technology company developing energy-generating windows, as part of the department’s SunShot Initiative. Last week, Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Next Energy Technologies was selected to receive the grant, which it … Continue reading

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Report: Energy-Efficiency Employment Surges

An analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy reveals that approximately 32 percent of the 6.5 million employees in the U.S. construction industry work on energy-efficiency projects, including contract glaziers and installers of fenestration products. The agency’s second annual U.S. … Continue reading

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