27 May '15, 8am

Developing Ratings For Window Shades

Developing Ratings For Window Shades

When you buy a new window for your house, an attached label from the National Fenestration Technically, any transparent or translucent material plus any sash, frame, mullion, or divider attached to it, including windows, skylights, glass doors, and curtain walls. Rating Council tells you how much solar gain the window lets in, and how efficiently the window insulates against heat and cold. Similarly, Energy Star Labeling system sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy for labeling the most energy-efficient products on the market; applies to a wide range of products, from computers and office equipment to refrigerators and air conditioners. labels on appliances estimate how much money you'll spend each year to operate them so you can compare one appliance to another. Consumers would get the same kind of benefit from a new program anno...

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