SoftLite has earned the prestigious ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award every year since 2014 and the Sustained Excellence Award every year since 2016 because of our commitment to producing the most energy-efficient windows in the industry. In fact, most of our product lines are recognized as ENERGY STAR® “Most Efficient Products,” thanks to precision-engineered and manufactured weather barriers that minimize energy-wasting air infiltration. This means that when you purchase SoftLite windows for your home, you’ll enjoy reduced heating and cooling costs.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Windows must meet minimum performance criteria during testing to qualify for the ENERGY STAR label. The insulating properties of the entire window determine whether or not a window can be ENERGY STAR labeled. Here are some of the SoftLite Window features and benefits that help our products comply with ENERGY STAR requirements:
In addition to the ENERGY STAR® label for our windows, SoftLite’s windows are Gold Label certified by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). We also belong to the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), which develops and administers methods to measure the energy efficiency of windows, doors and skylights.
The Labels When comparing different products, be sure to check for specific labels that validate performance. One important label to look for is the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) label. The NFRC is the industry-recognized certifying body for windows and doors. The second label you should be sure to keep an eye out for is the blue ENERGY STAR® label. This label means the window or door has met strict energy efficiency product specifications set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If you are looking for a quality window, these two labels are essential.