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Global energy efficient glass market expected to make major strides by 2026

Posted by Mark Guarino on Dec 21, 2017 7:10:40 AM

Advancements in insulated glass, and increased regulations regarding carbon emissions, are expected to grow the sales of energy efficient glass into the next decade. According to BIS Research, a market research firm located in Bloomington, Minn. that specializes in emerging technologies, the global energy efficient glass market is expected to reach about $18 billion by 2026, which represents a nearly 20 percent increase from 2016.

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Topics: Energy Star, EPA, smart glass

Energy Star Fenestration Program in Flux After Federal Scrutiny

Posted by Mark Guarino on Nov 30, 2017 8:28:27 PM

This fall the U.S. House passed a government-wide spending bill that funds the Energy Star program at $33 million, which is 53% less than current funding levels. An earlier draft of the budget proposed wiping out the program completely.

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Topics: Energy Star, EPA, glass, glass industry

EPA Wants Your Feedback on Low-E Glass

Posted by Mark Guarino on Aug 4, 2017 4:46:55 PM

Glassmakers invested in the green window market need to know that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released its first draft of its ENERGY STAR specifications for exterior and interior storm windows.

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Topics: Energy Star, EPA, glass, glass industry