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Articles

Strategic Window Selection Offers Green, Economic Benefits (January 2012)
One area that plays a vital role in making buildings greener and more sustainable while providing a greater return on investment is choosing the right fenestration products – windows, doors, and skylights...More

Empowering Customers With a Green Button

Sixty days ago, U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra challenged the utility industry to enable consumers to download their detailed energy usage with the simple click of a “Green Button.”...More

DOE Lauds Construction of 10,000 Energy Efficient Homes, Challenges Builders To Do More

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says about 10,000 recently constructed homes meet the energy efficiency specifications of the voluntary Builders Challenge initiative.

These highly efficient homes advance the U.S. homebuilding industry because they integrate construction with an integrated design approach toward saving energy. They are equipped with a wide range efficient features, including windows and heating, cooling, and ventilation systems.

The DOE estimates that the Builders Challenge initiative has generated an energy cost savings of about $15 million over the past four years.

The DOE plans to introduced a revised version of the Builders Challenge promote energy efficiency in homes and in the broader market. The challenge will call on builders to construct homes that save up to 40 percent more energy than outlined in the 2009 energy codes...More


Other Resources

The Efficient Windows Collaborative Window Selection Tool

ENERGY STAR® Information

The Federal Trade Commission's Facts for Consumers

International Code Council (ICC)

Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)

The Responsible Energy Codes Alliance (RECA)

US Green Building Council (USGBC)

International Window Film Association