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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 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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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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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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The Windows Volume Purchase Team Spring 2011 Tour

Posted by Webmaster on 21. March 2011 18:43

Check out where you can find the WVP team out and about this spring in the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory press release below! "Springtime offers window of opportunity for energy savings RICHLAND, Wash. – Builders, architects, agencies and volume buyers in search of more energy efficient windows at cost-effective prices will soon have additional options available to them with the ex... [More]

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New Article on Triple Pane Windows (and Double Pane alternatives)

Posted by Webmaster on 2. March 2011 17:52

Click on the link below for the Glass Magazine article, "Closer look: More construction to incorporate triple glazing" and learn more about the future of highly insulating windows. It's possible that more triple glazing will be used in future construction projects, thanks in part to changes in code as well as programs like the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program. According to the expe... [More]

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Good News for Dynamic Windows

Posted by Webmaster on 18. February 2011 08:44

One of DOE’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) recipients, the dynamic windows company Soladigm has announced the receipt of new capital financing (see PDF below). With large financing going to Sage and Soladigm this past year, DOE envisions a competitive market for dynamic windows in the future. Lower cost dynamic windows should enter the market in the 2012 to 2014 timef... [More]

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Notes from DOE Roadmap Presentation at Buildings XI Available

Posted by Webmaster on 17. February 2011 17:19

In December 2010, DOE's building envelope team presented the Department of Energy's envelope roadmap at the Buildings XI conference in Clearwater Beach, FL.  DOE then asked stakeholders for their input to guide our finalization of the roadmap.  Notes from that meeting are now available for review.  These notes include important points discussed at the meeting, the results of the par... [More]

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