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President Biden Authorizes use of Defense Production Act to Accelerate Production of Solar Panel Parts

The White House announced that President Biden will authorize the Defense Production Act (DPA) to accelerate domestic production of clean energy technologies, including solar panel parts, including photovoltaic modules and module components.

White House Announces National Initiative to Advance Building Codes Based on the International Codes

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell announced a National Initiative to Advance Building Codes, a new government-wide effort to boost national resiliency and reduce energy costs.

Proposed Energy Star Standards Further Help Glass Upgrades Pay For Themselves, Says EPA Analyst

EPA analyst Doug Anderson spoke in March to FGIA conference in-person and virtual attendees about the thinking and evidence behind the agency's draft 2 of the proposed Energy Star 7.0 standards for architectural glass and window and door construction. Public comments on draft 2 specifications are…

Apogee Publishes Updated Window Replacement White Paper

There are approximately six million commercial buildings in the U.S., nearly half of which are more than 40 years old, according to a 2019 report from the American Institute of Architects.

WDMA Criticizes Decision to Reinstate Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Argentina and Brazil

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association strongly criticized President Trump’s announcement that his Administration will reinstate Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Argentina and Brazil, which had been previously excluded.