Energy & Environmental News  
WORKFORCE ANALYSIS  
Report: Energy-Efficiency  
Employment Surges  
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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  
and windows.  
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The agency’s second annual U.S.  
Energy and Employment Report  
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USEER) shows how changes in  
America’s energy profile are affect-  
ing employment in key sectors of the  
economy.  
The 2017 USEER also shows that  
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.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.  
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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  
STANDARDS  
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.  
formance levels.  
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