Friday, August 01, 2014

Retirement of the Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program Blog

Posted by Webmaster on 27. June 2013 14:16

After June 2013 the Emerging Technologies program will no longer be updating the Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program Blog. News announcements, event notices, funding opportunity announcements, and other programmatic information for Building Envelope and Windows research can be found on the Building Technologies Office’s website. To receive program updates via email, please subscrib... [More]

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DOE releases Fenestration Attachment Certification and Labeling RFI!

Posted by Webmaster on 14. January 2013 17:53

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a Request for Information (RFI) on January 10th, 2013, requesting information and feedback from interested parties on a fenestration attachment energy rating and labeling effort. DOE is considering a future Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) regarding this topic and is seeking input from stakeholders on the appropriate scope and details regardin... [More]

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The Technical Analysis for Window Attachments Workshop Report has been Released!

Posted by Webmaster on 1. October 2012 17:39

This past summer, the Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program held the Technical Analysis for Window Attachment Workshop on July 16th and 17th in Arlington, Virginia, invitiing window attachment stakeholders to participate in a facilitated session to meet two objectives: Provide up to date information on window attachment performance assessment methods to stakeholders Discuss with key st... [More]

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Building Envelope and Window R&D Program Releases Stakeholder Engagement Workshop Reports

Posted by Webmaster on 18. September 2012 22:45

This past summer, the Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program held two Stakeholder Engagement Workshops; one focused on Building Envelope Technology on June 26th in San Antonio, Texas, and another focused on Windows Technology on June 28th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program stakeholders were invited to come hear the latest building envelope and windows ... [More]

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DOE’s Decision Regarding Window Attachments and Rating, Certification and Labeling Programs

Posted by Webmaster on 18. September 2012 21:49

The Department recently reviewed Section 121 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct), which mandates that a “voluntary window rating program” to develop “energy rating and labels for windows and window systems” be developed by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).  Pub. L. 102-486 § 121(a) (1992), codified at 42 U.S.C. § 6292 note. DOE reviewed t... [More]

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Most Efficient Program for Windows to Launch in January 2013!

Posted by Webmaster on 30. August 2012 15:11

During an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted stakeholder meeting to discuss the Version 6.0 Energy Star criteria for windows, doors and skylights, it was announced that an EPA Most Efficient Program for window technology would be launched in January 2013. The meeting took place on Monday, August 27th, 2012.The draft program criteria is expected to be in line with the Department Of Energy... [More]

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ORNL Releases New Phase Change Materials Report!

Posted by Webmaster on 24. August 2012 13:59

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has released a new report titled Potential Energy Savings Due to Phase Change Material in a Building Wall Assembly: An Examination of Two Climates. The two climates investigated in the report include Phoenix, Arizona and Baltimore, MD, with two utility rate schedules. The report focused on the concept that phase change materials (PCM) within an external wall ma... [More]

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WVP Participant Provides R-5 Windows to DOE ARRA Project!

Posted by Webmaster on 27. July 2012 14:05

Another High Performance Windows Volume Purchase (WVP) Program participant is in the news: Mathews Brothers, headquartered in Belfast, Maine is participating in the rehabilitation of a former veterinary clinic at the old Brunswick Naval Air Station. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project is part of an effort to turn the base (now called Brunswick Landing) into a hub for renewabl... [More]

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Windows Volume Purchase Program Participant Supplies 1800 R-5 Windows to Green Apartment Project!

Posted by Webmaster on 25. July 2012 11:45

The High Performance Windows Volume Purchase (WVP) Program is happy to share the news that WVP participant, B.F. Rich recently supplied 1800 R-5 windows (both fixed and operable windows) to the Radius Urban Apartments project, providing an eco-friendly apartment option to the people of Newport News, VA. Architect Grey Mason with Cox, Kliewer & Co. (based in Virginia Beach) are behind the proj... [More]

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Provide your feedback on the DOE-BTP Windows/Building Envelope Prioritization Tools!

Posted by Webmaster on 11. July 2012 17:27

Two weeks ago, the Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program presented two stakeholder engagement workshops; one focusing on Building Envelope Technologies and another focused on Window Technologies. At each of these meetings, DOE-BTP shared a new energy efficient technology prioritization tool meant to provide an objective comparison of new and existing technologies/measures, as well as estim... [More]

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Agenda for Technical Analysis Workshop for Window Attachments Released!

Posted by Webmaster on 2. July 2012 17:33

The Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program is happy to announce another workshop to engage program stakeholders: The “U.S. DOE Technical Analysis Workshop for Window Attachments” will take place at the Holiday Inn Washington National Airport, July 16-17, 2012. The purpose of this meeting is to work with key stakeholders to identify what is needed and what is available to properl... [More]

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