Advocacy Resources

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For the best information on advocating for the fenestration industry

DSIRE™
What you’ll find: The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency® (or DSIRE) is the most comprehensive resource to search for incentives and policies that support energy efficiency.
What’s in it for you: Find government funded incentives that you can offer to your customers. A great tool for marketing and to bring in additional business.
 
Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Building Technologies Office
What you’ll find: All of the latest news on emerging technologies, building energy codes, funding/grant opportunities, and opportunities to network and advocate for the fenestration industry at the federal level.
What’s in it for you: Becoming part of a network of research and industry partners to develop innovative, cost-effective, energy-saving solutions for our homes and buildings.
 
GovTrack.us
What you’ll find: Free tracking of federal legislation for the general public, including bill status and speeches on the floor.
What’s in it for you: Track important bills currently being considered in Congress that have the potential to impact our industry.

The Vinyl Institute
What you’ll find: One of the most active industry advocates when it comes to policy, green building certifications and regulations.
What’s in it for you:  One stop for issue briefs, legislation tracking, news and opportunities to become involved.
 
WDMA
What you’ll find: Government and regulatory information related to energy efficiency, fire safety, weather and structural performance, operational safety, product installation, labeling, material content and more.
What’s in it for you: Templates for contacting your Congress member on specific issues, email alerts, templates and advice on inviting legislators to your facilities for tours.