Energy & Environmental News
analysis by the U.S.
Department of Energy reveals
that about 32 percent of the
.5 million employees in the U.S.
construction industry work on
energy-efﬁciency projects, includ-
ing glaziers and installers of doors
The agency’s second annual U.S.
Energy and Employment Report
USEER) shows how changes in
America’s energy proﬁle are affect-
ing employment in key sectors of the
The 2017 USEER also shows that
.2 million Americans are employed,
in whole or in part, in the design,
installation and manufacture of ener-
gy-efﬁciency products and services, The men and women who install windows are part of an energy-efﬁciency workforce
a ﬁeld that added 133,000 jobs in that exceeds 2 million employees, according to the Department of Energy.
016. Energy-efﬁciency employment
is deﬁned as the production or instal- tor have seen an increase in the per- cient building materials (such as doors
lation of products certiﬁed by the centage of workers who spend at least and windows) in the United States.
Environmental Protection Agency’s 50 percent of their time on energy-ef-
Currently, more than 300 door
Energy Star program or installed ﬁciency-related work, rising from 64.8 and window companies are listed as
according to the program’s guidelines. percent in 2015 to 74 percent in 2016. Energy Star partners.
Almost 1.4 million energy-efﬁcien-
Finally, an improved survey meth-
cy jobs are in the construction indus- odology identiﬁed almost 290,000 CODES
try. In addition, construction ﬁrms manufacturing jobs producing Energy EPA Aims to Improve
involved in the energy-efﬁciency sec- Star-certiﬁed products and energy-efﬁ- Energy Star Calculations
The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) will use feedback from
industry stakeholders to help devel-
op a new methodology for analyzing
doors and windows in the National
Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)
Certiﬁed Product Directory (CPD).
The analysis could be used in future
revisions of the Energy Star speciﬁca-
tion for windows, doors and skylights.
The EPA says it’s proposing the new
approach to better understand all the
window technologies that manufac-
turers have certiﬁed and which com-
binations can achieve different per-
View Dynamic Glass Publishes
Environmental Product Declaration
View has published an environmental product declaration (EPD) for its View
Dynamic Glass, veriﬁed by UL Environment. The EPD certiﬁcation, combined with
View’s health product declaration (HPD) and declare label, provides architects,
building owners, developers and other speciﬁers with independent, third-party
veriﬁcation of environmental performance beneﬁts for View Dynamic Glass.
The EPD for View Dynamic Glass earns points in the LEED certiﬁcation pro-
cess for building projects, speciﬁcally the Materials and Resources category of
LEED v4, the latest green building standard. View Dynamic Glass can assist in
achieving multiple additional credits for high-performance green building cer-
tiﬁcation through reduced energy consumption, increased user controllability
and improved thermal comfort and daylighting.
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