The ENERGY STAR Windows Program is an excellent place for homeowners to review their options for energy efficient replacement windows.
The Energy Star Program was founded in 1992 as a labeling program headed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At first, labels were only on computers and computer monitors, but soon thereafter the Energy Star Program teamed up with the US Department of Energy. By 1996 many more product categories began to gain the Energy Star Label including appliances and home improvement goods, such as replacement windows, doors, and skylights.
Today the Energy Star Program is affiliated with over 15,000 private and public sector organizations that all help consumers find the energy efficient products they need. More consumers than ever are aware of the Energy Star Program and its applicability to over 60 product categories including replacement windows, doors, and skylights
Amazingly, it was estimated that through the Energy Star Program $11 billion dollars of benefits to society were created in 2014 alone. Every replacement window purchased and installed that bears the Energy Star Label has helped, and will continue to help, this amount of savings rise year by year.