The North Carolina Building Code Council will go before an administrative judge this week with an emergency rule the Council adopted regarding requirements for low-E windows.
Source: USGlass News Network by Carl Levesque
With glass performance for energy efficiency being comparable in the U.S. and Europe, window frames on this side of the Atlantic have been eyed as underperforming on the U-value front as compared to those in Europe. But the reason for—and even the very premise of underperformance—is complicated, say experts.
Source: glass magazine
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office is seeking the next game-changing, energy-saving window technology, says Karma Sawyer, technology manager and physical scientist for the BTO’s Emerging Technologies Program fenestration and building envelope technology portfolios. Essentially, this means the BTO is looking for the next low-E.
Source: Window & Door
As manufacturers prepare for Energy Star Version 6 implementation, Quanex Building Products has released an updated version of its Quanex Optimizer that includes new user-friendly search filters for estimating U-factors in more than 625,000 window and door configurations, the supplier reports.
Source: Energy Manager Today
The energy-savings potential of a building is not equal across all buildings in a large portfolio, but buildings with the highest potential have an average energy-saving opportunity of 41 percent, according to a report from energy auditing software maker Retroficiency.