August 25, 2010
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Haddon Launches Dual Pane R-5 Windows

The Pennsylvania manufacturer reports it is the first to offer an R-5 window manufactured using traditional dual-pane construction...read more 


Remodeling Show Looks to Rebound
Co-locating last year with DeckExpo, the Remodeling Show returns to Baltimore this year with another new partner...read more

Work Progressing on UL Green Standards
UL Environment, a subsidiary of Underwriters Laboroatories, has started work on sustainability standards for windows and door...read more

Time to Update Buying Guide Listings

Window & Door is starting work on the print edition of our 2011 Buying Guide. The most complete industry directory featuring nearly 1,500 companies...read more

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The Talk...

e-Poll
Is your company using the word "green" in promoting itself or its products?
Yes, it's a key message in our marketing.
Yes, It gets mentioned, but it's not a focus.
No, we have too many other messages we're trying to convey.


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John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door

When I saw this week's news from UL that it's now working on its sustainability standards for windows and doors what struck me most is the fact that we've had so few "green" headlines of late. With tax credits, Home Star and R-5, energy efficiency shows no signs of going away, but I started wondering if concerns about recycled content or certified forests are on the wane?

I thought I'd try to gain some insight with our poll question this week. Of course, I'd like to hear from you too.  Is it "the economy, stupid" and people are just focused on dollars and cents issues–like energy efficiency–these days? Did "green" run its course as a marketing trend? Are carbon footprints, sustainability and such just the way we do business now and less worthy of headlines? Email me and share your green thoughts.

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"Next Generation of Window Branding?"

Co-branding will be a limited trend, according to more than half our respondents, but more than a third expect it to gain more mometum..read more

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