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

October 5, 2015

AERC Makes Advances in Energy Ratings for Window Attachments

Attachments Energy Rating Council moving forward in developing an energy rating and certification system New York, NY (July 9, 2015) – The Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC) has made significant progress toward the development of a new energy rating, labeling, and certification program for window attachments. This program will empower consumers with a new set … Continue reading

July 16, 2015

EERE Highlights AERC Progress

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy highlighted the AERC’s progress and first ever membership meeting in its blog. “The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) will cost-share Energy Department funding to help consumers realize potential energy savings from window attachments through the creation of a comprehensive energy ratings and certification program. Over the next … Continue reading

July 16, 2015

WCMA Launches the Attachments Energy Rating Council

New York, New York (January 26, 2015) – In collaboration with the US Department of Energy (DOE), the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) has launched the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC). Window attachments, such as applied films, drapes/curtains, awnings, and shutters, are a cost-effective means of reducing energy use in both the residential and commercial … Continue reading

January 26, 2015