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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 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

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
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