STAR® Releases Draft of New Door, Window and Skylight Criteria
The Department of Energy's (DOE) much-anticipated ENERGY STAR stakeholder
meeting will take place this Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
in Washington, D.C. In preparation, the DOE has released a draft
of the new proposed ENERGY STAR criteria for doors, windows and
The new criteria differs from the current criteria in several ways,
according to an announcement from ENERGY STAR product manager Rich
Karney, as follows:
- Revised climate zone boundaries more closely match national
and state energy code climate zones;
- The new criteria includes a separate zone and stringent prescriptive
criteria for windows in the Pacific Northwest in Phase 1;
- In the heating dominated north, outside of the Pacific Northwest,
windows must meet minimum annual energy performance;
- Traditional prescriptive maxima have been developed in the
central and southern regions without equivalent performance criteria
- Products must meet a new insulating glass unit (IGU) certification
requirement relying on the anticipated National Fenestration Rating
Council's IGU certification requirement;
- The draft includes separate criteria for swinging entry doors
that vary according to glazing area rather than climate zone;
- The revised skylight criteria is more stringent, though less
aggressive, than the door and window criteria.
HERE for the full text of the draft.
HERE for the full text of Wednesday's stakeholders meeting agenda.
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