US: DOE invests in building envelope technology

USD 9 million is the amount that the US Department of Energy (DOE) reportedly plans to invest in building envelope technology, with a special focus on high-performance windows.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) reportedly plans to invest USD 9 million in building envelope technology, and one area of focus is high-performance windows.
According to Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, the average American family spends about USD 2,000 per year on their home energy bills, yet much of that money is wasted on air leaks. DOE says bringing more energy efficient products into the market can improve energy savings and strengthen US manufacturers.
The National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) energy performance rating label helps consumers and industry professionals determine how windows, doors, and skylights will perform.