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 four years, AERC will develop a program that results in a consistent set of energy performance-based rating and certification standards and program procedures.

To launch this project, AERC held a membership meeting April 8-9 in Alexandria, Virginia. The event included presentations on the project’s historical background, discussions on organizational structure, and a joint technical and marketing committee meeting. More than 40 industry leaders attended from AERC’s 27 diverse member entities, which include window attachment manufacturers, public interest groups, and technical experts.

In the coming months, the council will work on the design of an AERC label that informs consumers about window ratings. It will also develop a publicly accessible database of window attachment products.”

Read the full post here: EERE Blog

July 16, 2015