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New Utility Rebate Utilizes the Windows Volume Purchase Web Site!

Posted by Webmaster on 21. February 2012 17:24

This blog post may contain broken links or information that is no longer accessible. If you're a Questar Gas customer out west, you'll be happy to learn that the "ThermWise Builder Rebates Program" is offering a new cash rebate to builders of new single and multifamily residential homes. This rebate focuses on R-5 windows available through the WVP web site: www.WindowsVolumePurchase.org, offering... [More]

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DOE-Funded Research Leads to New Manufacturing Breakthrough for Energy-Saving Windows!

Posted by Webmaster on 17. February 2012 18:15

As part of the Administration's support for innovations in American manufacturing, DOE highlighted a recent breakthrough in residential window manufacturing that cuts down production time, while creating better-insulating, highly energy-efficient windows. This innovative manufacturing design was partially funded by DOE and developed by GED Integrated Solutions, Inc. (GED), a worldwide supplier of ... [More]

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DOD ESTCP Releases New Solicitation for Demonstrations of Installation Energy Technologies!

Posted by Webmaster on 3. February 2012 16:19

On February 2, 2012 The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) released a solicitation requesting proposals for demonstrations of installation energy technologies focused on the following topics: 1.    Smart Secure Integrated Installation Energy Management; 2.    Cost Effective On-Site Distributed Generatio... [More]

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Energy Design Update Interviews LBNL to Discuss All Things High Performance Fenestraion

Posted by Webmaster on 23. January 2012 13:59

In the most recent edition of Energy Design Update, editors sat down with Stephen Selkowitz, head of the  Building Technologies Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to talk about upcoming window advancements, options, and best resources for residential building to figure out the answer to this question:When it comes to windows, how can a construction professional make a ... [More]

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ARRA Funded Project Yields New Window Technology!

Posted by Webmaster on 18. January 2012 13:08

if you've been browsing through the articles on Energy.gov, you may have noticed that TRACO, a division of Kawneer and window manufacturer since the early 1940s, recently partnered with the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to utilize funds from the Recovery Act to develop some new window technology. The OptiQ™ Ultra Thermal Windows can reduce energy loss by up to 40 per... [More]

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Senator Tom Carper visits WVP Manufacturer!

Posted by Webmaster on 11. January 2012 16:36

High performance window manufacturer B.F. Rich Windows and Doors recently hosted a plant tour and roundtable discussion with U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), introducing the senator to B.F. Rich's green window manufacturing processes and the R-5 window technology that is available through the Windows Volume Purchase Program. After discussion about the important role of high performance windows in ... [More]

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The Windows Volume Purchase Team to Host High Performance Windows Strategy Session

Posted by Webmaster on 6. January 2012 16:04

Announcement! Members of the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase (WVP) Team are hosting an interactive strategy session focused on the high performance windows market on February 2nd, 2011 at 2pm. There will be two main focuses during the meeting: 1. Improving market share for high performance windows, and 2. Identifying methods to encourage further innovation to produce these windows more ... [More]

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New YouTube Video Highlights PNNL's Lab Homes Project

Posted by Webmaster on 5. January 2012 11:12

You may recall the story we brought to you in November about the Lab Homes Project at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), where two identical 1,500 square-foot homes have been built for experiments focused on reducing energy use and peak demand. The city of Richland has produced a video about this project focused primarily on retrofit technologies and features Windows Volume Purchase (WV... [More]

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DOE Building Technologies Releases Notice of Intent for Energy Savings through Improved Mechanical Systems and Building Envelope Technologies

Posted by Webmaster on 5. January 2012 10:09

Later this month, DOE's Building Technologies Program (BTP) intends to release a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to develop innovative technologies for buildings that can have a tremendous impact on energy savings overall and lead to a market-ready solution within five years of project launch. The Notice of Intent is designed to provide an opportunity for potential applicants to begin devel... [More]

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Insulating your Home to Lower Energy Costs

Posted by Webmaster on 15. December 2011 17:11

If you're an everyday reader of the New York Times, you might have caught an article dedicated to saving energy in your home, specifically through the use of home insulation. Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jeff Christian says "Adding insulation is the first thing a homeowner should do” when looking to save energy. The Building Envelope R&D Program is responsible for developing the Depar... [More]

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WVP Program Manufacturer Nominated for Green Award!

Posted by Webmaster on 15. December 2011 16:56

We're happy to share the news that Door and Window Manufacturer Magazine has nominated Windows Volume Purchase (WVP) Program manufacturer B.F. Rich Windows and Doors in their R-5 Windows category for  this years Green Awards! The company's Cabernet R-5 Green Shield window is currently up for consideration. B.F. Rich states in the article, “The price advantage of this dual-glazed window ... [More]

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