GANA Spearheads Effort to Improve Building Star Energy Efficiency Rebate Act of 2010
March 12, 2010

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has released a position paper for the industry calling for proposed improvements for commercial windows and glazing in the Building Star Energy Efficiency Rebate Act of 2010. The paper addresses the concerns of the glass and glazing industry regarding the proposed legislation and is supported by the following organizations in the industry:

  • Glass Association of North America (GANA)
  • American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)
  • Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC)
  • Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA); and
  • National Glass Association (NGA)

Pointing out flaws in the current draft version of the legislation, the paper offers various proposed corrections in order to properly define what commercial fenestration qualifies for rebates. It also addresses other issues in the proposed legislation, such as the requirement of NFRC certification for circumstances in which NFRC ratings can't apply, including glazing-only replacements.

"The Building Star Program has enormous potential," explains GANA executive vice president Bill Yanaek. "There are possible benefits for the glass and glazing industry, as well as the potential for increasing energy efficiency across the industry."

CLICK HERE to read the position paper.

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