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What Is The Energy Star Rating and Why Does It Matter?

Raj Kain
Publication date:
December 23, 2022
Article Summary: 

The blog post titled "Understanding Energy Star Window Ratings in Canada" provides valuable information about Energy Star ratings and their significance in choosing energy-efficient windows for Canadian homes. The article explains the Energy Star program's role in promoting energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It explores the key factors considered in Energy Star window ratings, such as U-factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), and Visible Transmittance (VT), and their impact on a window's performance. The post highlights the importance of selecting windows with appropriate Energy Star ratings based on the specific climate zone in Canada to maximize energy savings. It also discusses the benefits of energy-efficient windows, including improved thermal insulation, reduced heating and cooling costs, enhanced comfort, and environmental sustainability. By understanding Energy Star window ratings, readers can make informed decisions when purchasing windows that align with their energy efficiency goals and contribute to a greener future.


Energy Star, Window ratings, Canada, Energy efficiency, Greenhouse gas emissions, U-factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, Visible Transmittance, Performance, Climate zone, Energy savings, Thermal insulation, Heating costs, Cooling costs, Comfort, Environmental sustainability, Energy-efficient windows, Purchasing decisions, Greener future.

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Raj Kain
What Is The Energy Star Rating and Why Does It Matter?
December 23, 2022
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