ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Its mission is to help us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. EPA and DOE set strict energy-efficiency guidelines for ENERGY STAR qualified products. In 2007 alone, ENERGY STAR helped Americans save more than $16 billion on their utility bills. For more information on ENERGY STAR qualified products, visit www.energystar.gov.
To become ENERGY STAR qualified, windows, doors and skylights must be independently tested and certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council and labeled according to ENERGY STAR climate zones. Manufacturers like MilgardŽ (an ENERGY STAR partner) tailor the components of their windows to work most efficiently where you live.
Take Advantage of the new 2009 Federal Tax Credits - President Obama revised the tax credit with the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, signed into law on February 17. These revisions supersede the previous tax credit issued for 2009. Windows, doors, and skylights must now have a U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) less than or equal to 0.30, regardless of climate zone.
- For the most up-to-date information on the windows tax credit, visit www.energystar.gov/index.cfm
- For more general information on tax credits, visit www.energystar.gov/taxcredits
Other Tax Credits, Rebates and Offers – Many states and other governmental bodies, utilities and organizations offer rebates, tax credits and other special offers when you buy ENERGY STAR qualified products. Use the Special Offer/Rebate Finder on this page to see what's available in your area.
ENERGY STAR is a registered trademark of the U.S. government.