WHAT IS THE ENERGY STAR?
ENERGY STAR® is a voluntary partnership between National Resource Canada, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the fenestration industry. It is designed to assist consumers in the recognition of energy efficient products and promote the environmental and economic benefits of these products with the ENERGY STAR® label and other program activities.
Helping Canadians find high efficiency products
The ENERGY STAR® symbol is a consumer icon in the Canadian marketplace. It instantly identifies products that have qualified as high efficiency. In fact, recent research shows that 88 percent of Canadians recognize the symbol.
ENERGY STAR Canada is a voluntary partnership between the Government of Canada and industry to make high efficiency products readily available and visible to Canadians.
NRCan formally enrolls manufacturers, retailers and other organizations as Participants in ENERGY STAR Canada. Participants help promote ENERGY STAR and ensure ENERGY STAR certified products are prominent and readily available in the marketplace and to Canadian consumers.
Windows can be a major source of heat loss in your home, this is why homeowners have demanded higher performance windows that meet the energy star standards. With considerably lowering energy costs, energy star can represent substantial savings to your home.
Canadian Home Windows and Doors provides materials coinciding with the energy star program, this program ensures that energy performance is tested by a laboratory accredited by the Standards Council of Canada.
All of our windows bear the energy star symbol and are designed to withstand northern winter conditions.
Low-E or low-emissivity glass was created to minimize the amount of infrared and ultraviolet light that comes through your glass, without minimizing the amount of light that enters your home. Low-E glass windows have a microscopically thin coating that is transparent and reflects heat. The Low-E coatings keep the temperature in your home consistent by reflecting the interior temperatures back inside.