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 begin the process of certifying products to AERC standards. Products with an AERC Energy Improvement Rating will help consumers save energy and make their homes more comfortable by selecting energy-efficient products. Earlier this fall, the enrollment process was kicked off with a webinar for potential […]

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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 launching its AERC Energy Rating website, including a search tool for certified products, in the coming months. If you have been interested in the program from the sidelines, now is the time to get involved! You can following these easy steps to attend the meeting […]

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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 performance by reducing heat transfer through the window and also by decreasing air leakage into and out of the home. As approximately 43% of existing homes still have low-performing, single-pane clear windows (~50 million houses) and millions of other homes have only double-pane clear glass […]

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