AERC Announces 2018 Fall Meeting in November

AERC is excited to announce that the Attachments Energy Rating Council’s 2018 Fall Meeting will take place on Monday, November 12th through Wednesday, November 14th in Chicago, IL. The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown. Come and join AERC to connect with manufacturers, efficiency organizations, national labs, and others, … Continue reading

September 19, 2018

AERC Trainer: Request for Proposals

The Attachment Energy Rating Council (AERC)’s Simulation Trainer will be an integral part of the AERC Energy Improvement program. AERC requires that anyone interested in becoming an AERC Accepted Simulator participate in training conducted by the AERC Simulation Trainer that covers the relevant software tools and simulation processes as well as certification policies and procedures. … Continue reading

April 25, 2018

Successful Pilot Program for Storm Windows

Focus on Energy, an energy-efficiency group working with Wisconsin electric and natural gas utilities, carried out a pilot program discounting the purchase of low-e storm windows at local retailers. Low-E storm windows have many energy saving benefits. Generally, storm windows improve efficiency by reduce the air leakage from the window making the home more airtight. … Continue reading

March 27, 2018

Open for Certification!

The AERC certification program for residential Phase 1 window attachment products has officially launched! Phase 1 window attachments include residential cellular shades, blinds (slat shades), roller shades, storm windows and panels, pleated shades, and solar screens. Detailed information and resources for window attachment manufacturers and material manufacturers are available on the new Certification Program section … Continue reading

March 14, 2018

DOE Features AERC’s Energy Improvement Program

It’s an exciting time for AERC as the organization launches its Energy Improvement Program in the coming weeks! Soon manufacturers will begin certifying their window attachments products. As AERC prepares for the launch, the US Department of Energy’s Building Technology Office (BTO) has highlighted the program with a Q&A with Executive Director Ralph Vasami. Check … Continue reading

February 27, 2018

AERC Announces 2018 Annual Meeting in May 2018

We are excited to announce that the Attachments Energy Rating Council’s 2018 Annual Meeting (agenda here) will take place on Tuesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 24 in Annapolis, MD at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. By the time this meeting rolls around, manufacturers will have started to certify products for inclusion on the AERC Certified … Continue reading

January 23, 2018

AERC Manufacturer Enrollment Opens!

The AERC is proud to announce that enrollment for the AERC Energy Improvement Rating program has opened for window attachment manufacturers. The certification program is the result of many years of effort from manufacturers, non-profits, utilities, national labs, and the US Department of Energy. Enrollment now allows manufacturers to formally register with the program and … Continue reading

October 17, 2017

AERC Announces 2017 Fall Meeting

We are excited to announce that the Attachments Energy Rating Council’s 2017 Fall Meeting will take place on Monday, November 6th and Tuesday, November 7th in Boston, MA at the Boston Park Plaza hotel. This meeting comes at a particularly exciting time as AERC is about the open its program for certification and will be … Continue reading

August 25, 2017

New Research: Window Residential Retrofit Solutions

In “Mind the Gap: Summary of Window Residential Retrofit Solutions,” researchers explore window retrofit options that have the potential to improve a home’s energy performance and general comfort. The study’s abstract reads: “Improving the insulation, solar heat gain, and infiltration characteristics of windows in a home has the potential to significantly improve the overall thermal … Continue reading

March 29, 2017

International Energy Program Evaluation Conference

The Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC) continues to raise the profile of window attachments in the energy efficiency community. Last month, AERC presented a paper on the energy savings potential of efficient window attachment technologies at the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) in Long Beach, CA. IEPEC is an annual conference for energy program … Continue reading

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