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August 1, 2012
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EPA Issues Draft Energy Star Changes

Taking the next step toward finalizing the 2014 requirements for Energy Star windows, doors and skylights, the Environmental Protection Agency has issued more

GlassBuild Betting on Vegas Again

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What's On Display at GlassBuild

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The Talk

By Christina Lewellen, Senior Editor
We knew the day was coming—the Environmental Protection Agency recently released its draft proposal for the future of the Energy Star program for windows, doors and skylights last week. With a plan that calls for changes to take effect in January 2014, the draft includes U-factor requirements that may  lessen the need for manufacturers to pursue triple-glazed products to carry the Energy Star label.
After you have a moment to digest the proposal, let me know what you think. Are the changes reasonable, given that many companies in the industry are still recovering from the worst economic downturn in modern times? Should the numbers be more stringent? What do you think of the new air leakage and installation instruction requirements?
We certainly encourage you to provide your feedback to the EPA before the comment period expires in late September. But let us know what your gut reaction is by posting a comment or sending me an email. Did the proposed Energy Star draft get it right?
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Road to GlassBuild

This year in Las Vegas, GlassBuild America is thrilled to welcome many first time exhibitors, as well as new companies actually making their debut at the show. In this week's edition, we look at all the newcomers and the Q&A spotlight shines on one of those new companies launching, Eco Box Systems, who's going to show off an innovative product that will have the floor buzzing...Take a look

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