Posts Tagged ‘ U-factors ’

2022’s Top Tips From Shop Talk

Dec 29th, 2022

Since the Quanex Technical Services team started writing this blog, our goal has always been a simple one: To provide you with practical advice you can use and apply on your shop floor today. We write these posts based on challenges our customers encounter on a regular basis. Oftentimes, our tips come directly from a […]

The Manufacturer’s Case for Thin Triples

Oct 10th, 2022

The latest cover of Door & Window Market ([DWM]) magazine didn’t mince words regarding ENERGY STAR 7.0: “It’s go time.” The new criteria for the prestigious EPA label will hit in just about a year, and the significant changes for U-factors and solar heat gain coefficients (SHGCs) will be driving manufacturers to make major alterations […]

EPA Introduces Draft 2 of Energy Star 7.0 Including Changes

Feb 14th, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released details for Draft 2 of Energy Star 7.0 today, including several updates for doors and windows. Officials tell [DWM] updates to the proposed criteria result partly from industry comment, but also from fresh data gleaned from a new version of Energy Plus, the modeling software used to make […]

Energy Star Most Efficient Updates for 2020

Oct 2nd, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the Energy Star Most Efficient 2020 final recognition criteria, which encompass 14 product categories including residential windows and sliding glass doors (SGD). The Energy Star Most Efficient program provides businesses with the opportunity to be recognized for meeting a higher standard than the baseline Energy Star criteria. Efficiency […]

Sound Control: The Wave of the Future

Sep 18th, 2019

I recently replaced some windows facing my back yard and one of the things I noticed after the installation is how much quieter it is in that room. The new windows are doing a better job of blocking out unwanted noise such as lawnmowers, barking dogs and even planes taking off or landing at the […]

NFRC Documents to Undergo ANSI Process

Aug 19th, 2013

The National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) announced its board of directors has approved a plan to submit the three NFRC documents referenced in International Code Council (ICC) Building Codes for the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) process in 2014. The three documents to be submitted for public review, comment and the full ANSI consensus process […]