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Vinyl Sustainability Council Report Details Industry Progress on Sustainability

The report documents updates to the +Vantage Vinyl program, advancements in the three impact categories, and VSC's global collaboration efforts, as well as spotlighting the sustainability stories of 10 member companies that are demonstrating leadership in the industry by verifying to +Vantage Vinyl…

Warm as a Wall: An Introduction to Vacuum Insulating Glazing

For the fenestration industry and consumers, VIG would provide a lighter and longer-lasting alternative to high-efficiency triple-pane windows.

Next-Gen Window Technology

The next generation of window, door and skylight technology will be done in a lab with the most up-to-date thermal performance measuring equipment and predictive performance analysis software.

How Proven Technologies Can Deliver Futuristic Performance

Increasingly high performance is an inevitability. Consumers won’t simply start compromising, nor will regulations go meaningfully backward. Developing the high-performance products to meet those demands requires high-performance technology—much of which already exists in some form today.

Explain Energy Efficiency to Close More Sales

The National Fenestration Rating Council is providing window, door and skylight retailers and salespeople with tools to help their customers understand the energy performance of the products they are buying.    

International Code Council Releases New Framework to Address Energy Efficiency Needs

The International Code Council released a new framework to assist governments and building industry stakeholders in meeting energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction goals.  

Record Numbers of Homes Were HERS Rated in 2020

Despite a pandemic and an economic slowdown, 2020 broke the record of the number of homes that were HERS Rated, with 299,755 homes in the U.S. being HERS rated and issued a HERS Index Score.

An Optimistic Outlook for a Busy Industry

Last week’s FGIA Virtual Annual Conference was packed with information for the fenestration and glazing industries, and covered everything from economics to safety to design to codes and regulations, and more. Read on for some of the key residential takeaways from the event.

Developing a Passive House Line

Insights on developing a high-performance window system.

Vinyl’s Green Journey

As the importance of sustainability continues to grow, fenestration companies that focus on responsible practices win with consumers.