Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Department of Energy’

Will Paint-On Coating Replace Window Film?

Mar 16th, 2016

In an effort to curb the estimated $50 billion annually that energy leakage through windows cost building owners, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Berkeley Lab seem to have synthesized what they call a potential solution. Researchers have developed a polymer heat-reflective coating that can be painted on at one-tenth the cost, lab officials say. “There […]

Does Window Film Need Another Rating System?

Jan 28th, 2015

Is there room for another window film rating system? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) thinks so. With a $1.6 million cost-shared grant from the DOE, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) has launched the new Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC). According to a press release, AERC “will design and administer a new energy rating […]

Energy Secretary: 2013 a “Banner Year” for Solar

Feb 25th, 2014

At a luncheon at the U.S. Press Club in Washington, D.C., last week U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the country has more than doubled the amount of wind and solar electricity over the last five years and “we see a doubling of that again in the next five years.” In the prior […]

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