Wednesday, April 21, 2010

NFRC Raises Funds for Project Home Again

During its Spring Membership Meeting in New Orleans, the NFRC raised $420 through voluntary donations for lapel pins.

NFRC contributed the money to Project Home Again. According to the organization’s Website, Project Home Again is a nonprofit, housing development organization that was created by The Leonard and Louise Riggio Foundation shortly after Hurricane Katrina. The organization's mission is to build high-quality, energy-efficient homes for low and moderate-income homeowners who were victims of Katrina.

Building Envelope Supplier Summit to Run Concurrently with AIA Expo

On Wednesday June 9, 2010, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Commercial Building Energy Alliances (CBEAs) will host the inaugural Building Envelope Supplier Summit in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Design Exposition in Miami, Florida.

The daylong summit offers a platform for building owners and operators to communicate their ideas regarding energy efficiency directly to a variety of suppliers, including window suppliers.

The DOE reports that emerging technologies may be used to make existing commercial buildings 10 to 20 percent more energy efficient. Additionally, these same technologies may be able to reduce the energy consumption of new commercial buildings by 25–50 percent.

Contact Steve Scarlata for details.