One of the most straightforward ways to meet the energy codes as a builder or architect, while still designing bright, airy buildings, is to use ENERGY STAR® certified products. Most VELUX products are ENERGY STAR® certified in all 50 states, which means that they meet strict energy efficiency standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ENERGY STAR® fenestration products must have their U-factor, Visible Transmittance, and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient tested and certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) in order to qualify.
By specifying or using ENERGY STAR® products, architects and builders can use more windows and skylights, to bring much needed daylight and fresh air inside. Create more attractive buildings and more livable spaces while still meeting the
local energy codes economically. In warmer climates, there is great potential for lighting energy savings using emerging control technologies in combination with more effective daylighting products like VELUX skylights and SUN TUNNEL™ skylights.
Visit: energystar.gov for more information.