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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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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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New Window Fact Sheets!

Posted by Webmaster on 15. December 2011 15:40

Have questions about window retrofit options? What works best? What are my options? How does the technology work?    Well, we have good news! New fact sheets are available! Click away to learn more!

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DOD Announces Partnership with Soladigm, Inc.

Posted by Webmaster on 7. December 2011 13:34

The Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) has announced 27 new projects to demonstrate emerging energy technologies on military installations through its Installation Energy Test Bed initiative, and one of those projects includes DOE partner, Soladigm, Inc. Their project is titled "Demonstration Program for Low-Cost, High-Energy-Saving Dynami... [More]

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New Glass Magazine article focuses on Opportunities for Electrochromic and Thermochromic Technologies

Posted by Webmaster on 7. December 2011 13:04

Glass Magazine recently published an article titled "Dynamic Glass Offers Growing Revenue Steam", a writeup that includes a great snapshot of the currnet players entering the market, including DOE partners such as Sage, Soladigm, and Pleotint. According to the article, "Prices are coming down, materials are getting better, and companies are raising more money, opening up opportunities for electroc... [More]

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Learn about Smart Windows on National Public Radio!

Posted by Webmaster on 7. December 2011 10:39

Enjoy listening to NPR and want to learn more about saving energy in your home or building? Then check out this piece on Smart Windows that was recently broadcasted to a national audience. The 4-minute report provides information on 25 years worth of R&D, including new coatings R&D, the importance of smart windows to building owners and other practical information for everyday listeners. C... [More]

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The PNNL Lab Homes Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is on November 15!

Posted by Webmaster on 3. November 2011 11:17

At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on November 15 from 10:00am - 12:00pm, the official ribbon cutting ceremony for new lab homes will take place, complete with home tours. The lab along with research partners will use two identical 1,500 square-foot homes for experiments focused on reducing energy use and peak demand. Research and demonstration on the Lab Homes project will focus prim... [More]

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The WVP Team is coming to Colorado!

Posted by Webmaster on 19. September 2011 15:23

The Windows Volume Purchase Team has another workshop on the horizon - on October 4, 2011 the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program Colorado Regional Workshop and Windows Exhibit will be held on the NREL campus at 16235 Denver West Parkway in Golden, CO. Team  members from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Alliance to Save Energy and Energetics Incorporated will present in... [More]

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