New Energy Star Criteria Coming Next Week
Speaking at this week's National Fenestration Rating Council meeting, Rich Karney of the U.S. Department of Energy told attendees he intends to release the new Energy Star criteria for comment on March 10.
Karney, who is DOE's program manager for Energy Star, also said final criteria will be issued no later than April 3rd for implementation on January 1, 2010, according to NFRC News Now.
Finally, he indicated that the tax credit U-factor and SHGC requirements included in the stimulus bill "will influence Energy Star."
Editor's note: The deadline for the revised Energy Star criteria has passed without an announcement from DOE officials. We will update the Window & Door Web site as soon as more information becomes available.