Friday, April 25, 2014

DOE to present at ASC's 2012 Adhesive & Sealant Convention!

Posted by Webmaster on 2. April 2012 17:53

If you're planning on attending The Adhesive and Sealant Council's 2012 Adhesive & Sealant Convention, you'll want to catch The Department of Energy's closing session at the Grand Hyatt Denver in Denver, Colorado on April 17 (the show itself will run from April 15-17). The presentation is titled "U.S. DOE Building Envelope R&D Activity and Opportunities for the Adhesive and Sealant Industr... [More]

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The Windows Volume Purchase Program Makes Follow-up Announcement

Posted by Webmaster on 29. March 2012 15:07

This blog post may contain broken links or information that is no longer accessible. Two days after announcing big changes to the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program (WVP), the WVP team has one more new and very important program update to share: Prices for windows on www.WindowsVolumePurchase.org will be no longer be listed on the site. An updated announcement from Tuesday can be ... [More]

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The High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program Announces Phase II Changes

Posted by Webmaster on 28. March 2012 14:03

The High Performance Windows Volume Purchase (WVP) Program Team is announcing big changes to the market transformation effort, following a two hour stakeholder strategy session on February 2nd, 2012. The strategy session, held via webinar and hosted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), welcomed nearly 50 participants from window manufacturers, non-profit organizations, Federal agencies... [More]

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ARPA-E FOA Includes Building Envelope Technology Opportunity!

Posted by Webmaster on 16. March 2012 15:38

On March 2, 2012, ARPA-E announced the release of an Open Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), with letters of intent due on March 30 and Concept Paper submissions due on April 12. The recently updated sections of this FOA are identified in the FOA file located on the ARPA-E Funding Opportunity eXCHANGE Portal: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/. Check it out, and you'll see under Category 6 of the... [More]

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DOE Announces $5.2 Million to Improve Building Efficiency Technologies, including Building Envelope and Windows!

Posted by Webmaster on 9. March 2012 17:59

As part of the Obama Administration's blueprint for an American economy built to last, Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of up to $5.2 million in fiscal year 2012 to develop improved building efficiency technologies, including advanced heating and cooling systems and high efficiency insulation, windows and roofs. Those interested in submitting building envelope projects ... [More]

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DOE releases research topics for SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 3 FOA!

Posted by Webmaster on 9. March 2012 17:41

You read correct! You can now head over to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) page on the DOE-Office of Science web site and learn more about the topics to be released in the April 3 program funding opportunity announcement (FOA). Topics include: Advanced manufacturing Biomass Buildings Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies Solar Vehic... [More]

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NREL Presents on New Glass and Window Technologies at GANA!

Posted by Webmaster on 23. February 2012 16:33

US Glass Magazine has been covering the Glass Association of North America (GANA) Annual Conference this week in Sarasota, FL, and recently featured Tim Snow and Robert Tenent - scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) - and their thoughts on the latest in glass and window technology. Watch this video for interviews with both Snow and Tenent to learn more about highly insulati... [More]

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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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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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