Wednesday, August 26, 2009

White House Blog Mentions Value of Replacement Windows

Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, posted a blog entry on the White House Website to create awareness of the benefits of the Weatherization and replacement windows.

Video on the value of replacement windows.

Al Gore is Keynote Speaker at GreenBuild 2009

Former Vice President, Al Gore, will be the Keynote Speaker at the GreenBuild 2009 International Conference and Expo.

The show will be held November 11 - 13 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mr. Gore will speak during the opening celebration on Wednesday, November 11. The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

ASHRAE Handbook Tables Not to be used as Default Numbers


“It has come to our attention that some code jurisdictions are utilizing fenestration U-factor and SHGC ratings from tables found in the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals. Please know that the ASHRAE Handbook subcommittee developed these tables for preliminary design guidance only and are not to be used as default numbers in the code.

ASHRAE, IECC, and most state codes already have punitive default tables for fenestration products lacking the required energy ratings. Using these as default numbers can dramatically overstate the performance of the windows and curtain walls installed on buildings. Code officials and other energy experts should look for NFRC ratings on these products to be sure that the U-factors and SHGC ratings are credible.”