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About the High Performance Windows Initiative

In July 2022, Minnesota Department of Commerce approved a market transformation portfolio as proposed by Center for Energy and the Environment (CEE) and known as the Minnesota Efficient Technology Accelerator (ETA). This proposal included an initial portfolio of projects, including one focused on high-performance windows (HPWs).

To better understand the market, CEE contracted with Cadeo to investigate the perspectives of three potential sources of market influence: the supply chain responsible for ensuring quality products are available; the professionals involved in specifying windows for new homes; and the energy raters responsible for assessing overall envelope performance of new homes in Minnesota. This research is informed by 51 interviews across seven research tasks