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Update: Activity from The Global Cool Cities Alliance

Posted by Webmaster on 26. July 2011 16:08

The Global Cool Cities Alliance announced a timely meeting titled “Cool Roofs for Cooler Summers”, a forum hosted by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute that took place on July 21 and included discussion between leading technical, policy and program experts on the benefits of cool roofs. Cool roofs can lower a building’s net energy use (cooling savings minus winter heati... [More]

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Windows Volume Purchase Montana Regional Workshop

Posted by Webmaster on 25. July 2011 12:05

This blog post may contain broken links or information that is no longer accessible. The Windows Volume Purchase Team is on the road again, this time stopping by Bozeman, Montana on July 27, 2011 to speak at the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program (WVP) Montana Regional Workshop and Windows Exhibit. The workshop will take place at the Montana Weatherization Training Center from 9am-1... [More]

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New Global Cool Cities Alliance

Posted by Webmaster on 1. June 2011 17:18

An exciting new initiative, Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA), has been launched to advance policies and programs that increase the solar reflectance of our buildings and pavements to promote cool buildings and cool cities, and, most importantly, to mitigate the effects of climate change through global cooling.  This new initiative will be led by Kurt Shickman, the current Director of Resear... [More]

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New workshop announcement: APEC Building Materials and Component Testing and Rating Centre

Posted by Webmaster on 10. May 2011 15:16

The Building Envelope Research and Development Materials Testing and Rating Centre aims to provide accurate, consistent performance data to promote trade in energy-efficient building envelope materials, such as insulation, cool roofs and advanced windows. This workshop on June 3 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre in Thailand brings together public, private and academic sect... [More]

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Windows Volume Purchase kicks off Phase II

Posted by Webmaster on 10. May 2011 14:15

This blog post may contain broken links or information that is no longer accessible. On May 3, 2011, the WVP program kicked off phase II at the National Association of Home Builders Green Building Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City.  The program now features windows for both commercial and residential buildings that can be seen on the expanded website that makes it easier to find window... [More]

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Dow, Oak Ridge National Lab, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to Develop Next-Generation Cool Roofs

Posted by Webmaster on 15. April 2011 16:30

The US Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Lawerence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL) are collaborating with Dow to accelerate the adoption of cool roof technologies in the U.S.  This research will introduce new solar reflective technologies that would increase energy savings by over 50% for new and existing commercial buildings. This new and innovative research w... [More]

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Windows on Pennsylvania's Weatherization Priority List

Posted by Webmaster on 15. April 2011 16:17

Pennsylvania has been a leader in including window retrofits in its weatherization programs. A recent analysis of 37 homes across four PA cities (Scranton, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia) using the National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) weatherization software developed by Oak Ridge National Lab showed that low-e storm windows yielded a savings:investment ratio substantially higher than 1 in all ... [More]

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New Windows Volume Purchase Program Workshop Announcement!

Posted by Webmaster on 8. April 2011 15:20

Just announced: Two new workshops to be hosted by The Windows Volume Purchase Team!  On April 26, 2011 the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program Ohio Regional Workshop and Windows Exhibit will be held at the 4-H Center at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.  Then on May 4, the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program Utah Regional Workshop will be held at Intermount... [More]

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Exciting new partnership: U.S.-Brazil Strategic Energy Dialogue

Posted by Webmaster on 6. April 2011 17:48

President Obama announced a new partnership with Brazil to collaborate on supporting economic growth, energy security, and the transition to a clean energy economy.  As part of this new initiative, there will be a new rating system created to make it easy to choose energy-saving building products.  Also in the works is a workshop focusing on energy audits for industrial facilities and me... [More]

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Building Technologies Program Director Roland Risser posts blog about Dynamic Window Technology

Posted by Webmaster on 5. April 2011 17:38

Today on the Department of Energy's Energy.gov Energy Blog, you may have noticed an entry penned by Roland Risser (the Director of DOE's Building Technologies Program). Risser posted a blog all about the latest in dynamic window technology - how they work, their advantages and information on who is is making it all happen. Please go to http://blog.energy.gov/blog/2011/04/05/making-smart-windows-sm... [More]

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New Cool Roof Workshop Announcement!

Posted by Webmaster on 25. March 2011 16:02

On July 28-29, 2011, the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Concordia University and US Department of Energy will be sponsoring a Workshop on Advances in Cool Roof Research: Protocols, Standards & Policies for Accelerated Aging in Berkeley, California. Topics will include: accelerated soiling and weathering methods for roofing materials;... [More]

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