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DOE launches high-efficiency windows volume purchase program

Post Time:May 28,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:108

The U.S. Department of Energy today [May 27]announced the launch of the Highly-Insulating R-5 Windows and Low-e Storm Windows Volume Purchase Program, part of a multi-year integrated strategy to transform the market for high efficiency windows, according to a May 27 U.S. Department of Energy release. The initiative will facilitate the broader deployment of these windows by pairing manufacturers with buyers looking to purchase large volumes of windows and by setting performance expectations for two new types of energy efficient windows. This will provide support for window manufacturers to help overcome the initial costs associated with producing windows at an even higher efficiency level while connecting volume buyers with pre-cleared suppliers.

"The Department of Energy has played a key role in rapidly advancing window technology in the past few years. This program will help move these technologies into the marketplace, providing significant energy savings to homes and businesses across the country," said Roland Risser, DOE's Building Technologies program manager. "This initiative will help drive demand and increase the number of offerings available to builders and project developers."

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