The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released details on the final ENERGY STAR® Version 7.0 Residential, Window, Door, and Skylight specification. According to the announcement, Version 7.0 provides a significant jump in efficiency and savings and will recognize a good selection of types and styles of products offered by a variety of manufacturers at a range of price points. This version includes changes to zone requirements, zone coverage, and associated requirements.
National Fenestration Rating Council FenStar® Certification Program staff are reviewing the requirements and will provide FenStar participants with information on how Version 7.0 will affect the NFRC program. The National Fenestration Rating Council is committed to advancing continuous improvement of windows, doors, and skylights, contributing to making buildings more comfortable and energy efficient.