January 23, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 4
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DOE Updates Northeast Manufacturers on Plans for Energy Star Revisions
The Department of Energy is waiting to see what happens at the February International Code Council hearings before issuing its plans for revisions to Energy Star criteria for windows... read more

Solar Innovations Invests in New Facility
Solar Innovations broke ground in January on a $9.7-million manufacturing plant in Pine Grove, Penn. It expects to expand its 91-person workforce by another 48 positions... read more

MI to Handle CertainTeed Window Brand in East
MI Windows & Doors will become the licensor of CertainTeed brand windows and patio doors in the Eastern half of the U.S.... read more

Private Buyer to Purchase Ram Industries
Ram Industries, a custom window manufacturer and distributor, has agreed to be purchased by a private investor... read more

The Outside View...

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The Talk...

What do you think of most stringent U-factor number being considered for 2009 criteria?
It's reasonable.
It should be more stringent.
It should be less stringent.

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John Swanson,
associate publisher
of Window & Door

Another update from DOE provides a little more insight into potential changes to the Energy Star window, door and skylight criteria. The government is still waiting to see what ICC might do as far as tightening energy codes first, but some possible numbers are being shared.

So I thought I’d use this week’s poll to get your feedback—and, since I just came from the Northeast Window & Door Association meeting, I’ll focus on the number that most interested its members. DOE is looking at requiring a U-factor as low as 0.30 for its Northern climate zones in order to qualify for an Energy Star label in 2009.

There are plenty of other proposals and numbers to discuss, and we hope to that in the coming weeks. In addition to votes, we’d like to hear your specific thoughts. What do you like or dislike about the numbers, and any of the other changes being considered? So email me about any or all the DOE proposals. Let’s start a discussion.

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