Posted by Webmaster on 31. August 2010 16:05
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I'm sure you've heard about the DOE-led Windows Volume Purchase Program a market transformation effort poised to overcome the barriers of cost and awareness that many new energy efficient technologies face. In fact, due to the limited awareness of highly-efficient window products, it had remained difficult for an individual window manufacturer to invest in the production capacity necessary to produce cost effective products...until now.
The program kicked off on May 27th, 2010 (an effort over two years in the making), after working with both window suppliers and buyers to ensure the program's effectiveness. Volume Purchase Team Members from DOE, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) and Energetics Incorporated educated end-users and bulk purchasers on the cost and energy savings these windows produce, while at the same time coordinating with suppliers to develop final window specifications for program participation and on marketing efforts. In the end, everyone benefits – manufacturers have a market for their products, and customers benefit from competitive prices and energy efficient products.
Today, qualified R-5 and low-e storm windows and R-5 patio doors are listed on the program's Web site. The DOE is committed to making this program a collaborative and transparent process with window manufacturers and looks to continue the early success of the program throughout the year and into a phase II effort. Visit DOE's Web site to learn more about the Windows Volume Purchase Program.
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