What is ENERGY STAR®?

Photo Source: All Weather Windows
Photo Source: All Weather Windows

ENERGY STAR® is known worldwide for their excellence in energy efficiency. In Canada, ENERGY STAR® was introduced in 2001 to help buyers see that their products reduce cost, protect the environment, and save energy. ENERGY STAR® has helped consumers be more environmentally aware and become more energy efficient.

What is the ENERGY STAR® Program?

ENERGY STAR® is a voluntary program that aids businesses and individuals save money and protect our environment through superb energy efficiency.

Why should you choose products with an ENERGY STAR® rating?

  • ENERGY STAR® products must contribute significantly when it comes to energy saving.
  • The product must deliver features and performance in demand by consumers, as well as increased energy efficiency.
  • If the certified product costs more than a conventional, less-efficient counterpart, the buyer must be able to recover their investment through utility bill savings within a reasonable period of time.
  • Energy efficient products must be readily available. For example, no one company has a monopoly on purchasing the products.
  • Product energy consumption and performance can be measured and verified with testing.
  • Labeling must effectively differentiate products and be available for viewing by consumers.

What’s New for ENERGY STAR® windows and doors?

As of February 2015, ENERGY STAR® has revised the Canadian window and door zone map – moving from 4 zones (ABCD) to 3 zones (123) to encourage increased energy efficiency. Using these zones, consumers can identify products that meet the criteria for their area to ensure they are buying high efficiency products. In 2015, All Weather Windows qualified for the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient designation on almost 400 window products.

Written by Canadian Home Trends

Canadian Home Trends

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Canadian Home Trends magazine gives you a personal tour of the most stunning homes and condos across Canada. You'll be inspired by a selection of accessible home décor products, trend reports, simple yet stylish DIY projects, and much more. In each issue, you are given the tools to recreate designer spaces you've always dreamt of having at home, in-depth renovation and design advice, colour palette and furniture pairings, and Canada's best places to shop.

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