John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door
There's still a transitional phase to go through, but with the new year, new criteria
for Energy Star windows, doors and skylights quietly went into effect
last week. A lot of companies, no doubt, have invested a lot of time
and money into making sure their products could carry the new label.
There's probably still work being done too.
For our poll question
this week, I thought I'd see where the industry is at with the new
criteria. But I also wanted to hear from you.
been wondering, given the focus on the .30/.30 energy efficient tax
credit criteria and now DOE efforts to increase demand for R-5 windows,
is the Energy Star label almost in danger of becoming an afterhought?
I certainly haven't many press releases from manufacturers saying "Our
products meet the new 2010 Energy Star criteria."
Is Energy Star
taking a temporary backseat to tax credit requirements? Does
legislation tying tax credits to Energy Star have a chance? Is this
just a temporary lull and will the EPA, which is taking control of the
program from DOE, come roaring back with a new set of criteria? Where
do you see Energy Star going? Where do you think it should go? Email me and share your thoughts.
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