New Energy Star 2016 Requirements

Yeureka windows and patios meet or exceed Energy Star performance requirements for 2016 in all four U.S. Climate Zones.

When the new criteria for ENERGY STAR Version 6.0 for residential windows, doors and skylights took effect on January 1, 2015 – the Northern Climate Zone of the U.S. was given an additional year before the increased performance requirements were implemented.

Windows and patio doors that meet stringent Energy Star requirements can help pay dividends on a daily basis. Heat loss and gain through windows and doors account for up to 50% of a home’s heating and cooling needs. Energy Star qualified products help homes maintain a more balanced and comfortable indoor climate while conserving energy costs and reducing fossil fuel consumption. It’s good for consumers and good for the environment.

Understanding Energy Star Performance Requirements

To qualify for Energy Star, windows shall have NFRC certified U-Factor and, where applicable, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) ratings at levels which meet or exceed the minimum qualification criteria specified in the table below. In simple terms, U-Factor represents the rate of heat flow through the window product – the lower the U-Factor, the less energy is needed to heat a home. The SHGC represents the solar heat penetrating through the window – the lower the number, the better the energy conservation. Climates that rely heavily on air-conditioning will benefit from a window product that displays a low SHGC.

ENERGY STAR REQUIREMENTS FOR WINDOWS – NORTHERN CLIMATE ZONE RATINGS EFFECTIVE AS OF JANUARY 1, 2016
Climate Zone U-Factor SHGC
Northern ≤ 0.27 Any
North-Central ≤ 0.30 ≤ 0.40
South-Central ≤ 0.30 ≤ 0.25
Southern ≤ 0.40 ≤ 0.25

Equivalent Energy Performance for Windows – Northern Zone Only

To qualify for Energy Star v6.0, windows also may have NFRC-certified U-Factor and, where applicable, SHGC ratings at levels which meet or exceed the equivalent energy performance criteria specified in the table below. These criteria allow windows with energy performance equivalents to the prescriptive criteria to qualify in the Northern Zone. (Equivalent performance criteria are not applicable to the North-Central, South-Central, or Southern Zones or to doors or skylights).

EQUIVALENT ENERGY PERFORMANCE FOR WINDOWS – NORTHERN CLIMATE ZONE RATINGS EFFECTIVE AS OF JANUARY 1, 2016 OPTION A
Climate Zone U-Factor SHGC
Northern = 0.28 ≥ 0.32
= 0.29 ≥ 0.37
= 0.30 ≥ 0.42

Air Leakage Performance Requirements

Air leakage in windows and doors also is measured with a performance rating. To qualify for Energy Star, products shall have air leakage ratings at levels that meet or exceed the minimum qualification standards specified in the table below and adhere to specified labeling requirements.

AIR LEAKAGE REQUIREMENTS OPTION B
Product Air Leakage Rating
Window, Sliding Door or Skylight ≤ 0.3 cfm/ft2
Swinging Door ≤ 0.5 cfm/ft2

Yeureka Windows and Patio doors meet or exceed Energy Star performance requirements for 2016 in all four U.S. Climate Zones. Schedule a free in home consultation to learn how we can make your home more energy efficient

Energy Star Certified Products

In today’s world we need to look beyond just the aesthetics of our new windows. We find our environment captured by an increased focus on energy, and we can help you reduce energy consumption – with ENERGY STAR qualified windows from Yeureka. Since windows are roughly 80% glass, it’s important to choose an energy-efficient ENERGY STAR qualified window.

Installing ENERGY STAR certified windows and doors helps to lower energy bills and save you money. With more efficient windows, you also use less energy, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. A cleaner environment and improved home comfort with reduced energy consumption are the key goals of ENERGY STAR and Yeureka Corporation.

ENERGY STAR performance requirements have changed for 2015 and 2016, and Yeureka has made sure our windows are certified to meet ENERGY STAR requirements.

When the new criteria for ENERGY STAR® Version 6.0 for residential windows, doors and skylights took effect on January 1, 2015, the Northern Climate Zone of the U.S. was given an additional year before the increased performance requirements were implemented. This extension for the Northern Climate Zone allowed the industry adequate time to identify cost-saving measures to further reduce incremental costs for consumers.

Yeureka windows meet stringent 2016 ENERGY STAR Performance Requirements in all U.S. Climate Zones. Schedule a free in home consultation to learn how we can make your home more energy efficient.

Energy Tax Credit

Overview:

  • $500 Total Credit Limit
  • 10% of Production Cost
  • $500 for Patio Doors
  • $200 for Windows

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R.8)

To qualify, windows and patio doors must be ENERGY STAR® qualified for the region in which they are installed.

Homeowners may claim 10% of the product cost (not including installation).

For the taxable years of 2012-2016, homeowners may claim no more than: $200 for windows and skylights; and up to $500 for patio doors. The aggregate amount of the credit is limited to $500. Products must be installed in the taxpayer’s primary residence by December 31, 2016. New construction is not eligible. A taxpayer is ineligible for the credit if the credit has already been claimed in an amount of $500 in any previous year. It is not on top of the $1,500 limit in 2009-2010.

Additional information may be found at:

https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=windows_doors.pr_taxcredits

We encourage you to ask your remodeling professional about how Yeureka can help you save money on your energy bill. Schedule a free in home consultation to learn how we can make your home more energy efficient.

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