ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2017 – Windows
Paramount Siding & Windows, Serving All of Colorado Springs
When it comes custom windows for your home or business here in Colorado Springs, you’re likely familiar with what the ENERGY STAR label means. By purchasing windows with this mark, you’re helping to protect the environment and potentially save money on your utility bills in the process.
Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced a program called ENERGY STAR Most Efficient which evaluates and recognizes consumer products each year. Basically, it’s a “best of the best” designation for innovative products that raise the bar for energy efficiency. The program showcases the very best washers and dryers, HVAC systems, computer monitors, windows and much more.
According to the EPA, window products recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient in 2017 must have received specific certifications and passed rigorous criteria across climate zones. According to the EPA website, standards for windows included:
- Product must be ENERGY STAR certified consistent with applicable ENERGY STAR Partner Commitments and the requirements set forth in the latest version of the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements and Eligibility Criteria for Windows. Product performance (U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient) must be certified by a certification body recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Products must be independently certified to meet the North American Fenestration Standard/Specification (NAFS) with a Performance Grade ≥ 15. Acceptable certification bodies shall be accredited to operate in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065, by an accrediting body that is a signatory to the International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Recognition Agreement. NAFS certification does not require an EPA-recognized certification body.
ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2017, Windows for Your Home or Business
Want the very best of the best windows? We’ve got them. Paramount Siding & Windows in Colorado Springs works with many of this year’s distinguished brands, including Vista Window Company, Great Lakes Windows and Pella. Ask us about your options in the following categories:
- Vertical Slider, Single and Double-Hung
- Horizontal Slider
- Casement Style
- Fixed or Picture
To get started, contact us now for your free consultation.