February 6, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 6
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The Grand Entrances line of transoms and sidelites from
Awsco Architectural Millwork

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Talking Salary with Your Job Candidate


The Latest...

Market Downturn Leads to Cut Backs at Wheeler’s
Wheeler’s Building Materials, a Georgia-based distributor of building materials with window manufacturing operations, recently announced a new round of layoffs and the closing of a number of locations... read more

Thompson Creek Adds Multi-Family Unit
Thompson Creek Window Co. has created St. Claire Windows as a new company to focus on the multi-family window renovation business... read more

BWI Consolidating Production in
Pennsylvania Facility
Bridgewater Wholesalers Inc. is shifting production from its Virginia facility to its main production operation in Mechanicsburg, Penn... read more

Patio Enclosures Adds Nebraska Dealer
Ohio-based Patio Enclosures, Inc. has signed a new dealership agreement with Malibu Sunrooms and Outdoor Living to serve the Southeast Nebraska and Western Iowa region... read more

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The Talk...

Should DOE look at separate Energy Star labels for new construction and replacement products?

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John Swanson,
associate publisher
of Window & Door

AAMA is urging the Department of Energy to consider a two-tier system when it issues revisions to Energy Star windows criteria. The idea would be to have one label and one set of numbers that would address DOE’s concern that the Energy Star program push the energy performance envelope and beat code. The other label and set of numbers—presumably the current criteria—would be targeted more at homeowners looking to identify energy efficient windows and doors.

DOE doesn’t like the idea of Energy Star and Energy Star Plus labels, but it is willing to explore the idea of separate new construction and replacement window label systems. What do you think of that approach? That’s our poll question this week. I’m only asking “yes” or “no” so I’d really like to hear your thoughts. Email and let me know why you think this approach could or could not work.

RESULTS AND COMMENTS FROM LAST WEEK'S POLL—"What do you think of the .32 U-factor requirement being considered for the Northernmost zone in the 2009 Energy Star criteria?": Click here to read Page 2 of The Talk...
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