John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door
Last year, the Department of Energy announced the launch of the R-5
windows and low-E storm windows volume purchase program, designed to
find buyers for highly insulated windows and match them with
manufacturers that would offer such products at an affordable price.
Checking the DOE Web site this week to see if they had announced which companies had been accepted for the program, I learned they received more than 50 proposals. Personally,
I didn't know what kind of response DOE would get from manufacturers
when it initially announced the program and how many companies would
look to participate. I'm not sure if 50 is a surprisingly high or
DOE says its goal in creating the
program is market transformation. Will this program achieve that?
That's our poll question of the week. And, of course, I'd like to
hear more from everyone out there. Are you surprised to hear 50
companies are hoping to be involved? Do you think this program will
have a big impact? Do you expect to the program will generate many
buyers? Email me and tell me what you think this program means to your company and/or the industry.
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