AAMA Submits Comments on Energy Star 6.0 Regarding Skylight Criteria
October 1, 2013
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently issued a response to the final Energy Star Version 6.0 draft specification in regards to the skylight criteria development, recommending that the Environmental Protection Agency take the necessary steps to separate TDDs and skylight criteria. Continuing to dismiss the overall benefits of daylighting and the energy savings realized by reducing the need for artificial lighting has created an Energy Star program for skylights and TDDs that leads to prohibitive manufacturing costs while significantly decreasing the advantages of these products, AAMA officials state. Continuing to apply the same performance criteria to TDDs and skylights results in inaccurate comparisons and ultimately distorts and provides erroneous conclusions for builders and homeowners, they claim.