The goal of the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program is to expand the market for highly insulating windows by reducing market barriers and offering window products at attractive prices, thus making highly insulated windows more affordable. Manufacturers that participate in the program are required to report total unit sales of R-5 Windows monthly, and after totaling the 2011 year, MI Windows and Doors sold the most units out of the 26 participating manufacturers.
Josh Williard, the R-5 Program Manager at MIWD, reiterated the advantages that the program offers consumers, "MI Windows and Doors has been on board with the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program since the beginning. We understand the value of highly energy efficient windows and continue to promote their benefits to our customers every day".
The Windows Volume Purchase Program team has also recently announced new changes to the participation requirements including the elimination of the 20-window minimum purchase requirement. Without a minimum purchase requirement, more homeowners can take advantage of attractive pricing and make their homes more energy efficient.
For more information about the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program, please visit www.windowsvolumepurchase.org.
About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program
The Department of Energy's Windows Volume Purchase Program is a market transformation effort that allows potential buyers of highly insulating windows and storm windows to obtain bids from a consortium of qualified window vendors. The program brings together buyers and industry partners to overcome the price barrier of highly insulating windows (a U-factor of around 0.22) and low-E storm windows and to increase their widespread market commercialization for maximum energy savings. This program not only increases the availably of these products, but provides an explanation of benefits associated with these high performance products.
About the MI Windows and Doors
MI Windows and Doors, Inc., is one of the nation's largest manufacturers of vinyl, aluminum, and composite windows and doors. With plants across the country, MIWD provides energy efficient windows and doors tailored to individual regions throughout the United States.
For additional information about the MI Windows and Doors, visit http://www.MIWD.com.