March 17, 2010 | Vol 5, Num 11
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WDMA Gathers in Washington to Push Agenda

Washington, D.C.—Members of the Window & Door Manufacturers made their way to the U.S. Capitol yesterday to meet their representatives in Congress and also learned about EPA's initial plans to develop new Energy Star more

Industry Coalition Continues to Push for EPA Delay

A coalition of construction and building product industry groups wrote a letter to Congressional leaders last week requesting a delay in the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead  Renovation, Repair and Painting more

.30/.30 Criteria Emerge in Senate Home Star Bill

Potential details of the Home Star program backed by the Obama Administration to encourage more energy efficiency home retrofits and create more

Senate BIll Brings Back Energy Star Criteria for Tax Credits

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association is applauding the passage of legislation by the U.S. Senate last week that would replace the .30/ more

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The Talk...

Should the EPA lead paint rules go into effect on April 22?

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Christina Lewellen, senior editor of Window & Door

We're going to keep it simple this week. Sometimes we all deserve a break with a nice, easy yes-or-no question, so here it is: Should the EPA delay implementing the new rules for handling lead paint dust during renovations?

We've asked in previous weeks if you were aware of the rules, if you were trained on the rules, if you were ready for the start date. But I want you to look beyond your specific company for a minute to consider the readiness of the industry at large. WDDA, AAMA, WDMA and other building products industry associations are pushing hard for a later start date than April 22. Is this a worthwhile endeavor?

Please send me an email to let me know why you think this rule should go into effect as planned on April 22, or why you think we need more time to prepare.


The Talk..., Page 2

"Where Do You See Window and Door Prices Going?"

Most respondents seem to think up, and more so than inflation in more

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