Energy Efficiency

Energy Star Resource Center
The Energy Star qualification criterion for all zones has changed for 2010 and the fenestration industry has been affected. These changes will have a substantial impact on the consumer.

For 2010, doors will have one requirement based on glazing style regardless of zone.

Manufacturers began reporting to the new criteria and labeling requirements as early as January 1, 2010, and are required to make a complete conversion by April 1, 2010. The new label requirements are designed to help consumers understand the Energy Star qualification criteria and the implications to their unique application and location.

Energy Star is not a code, but many builders and homeowners use Energy Star as a benchmark of comparison and as a decision making tool when purchasing fenestration products. Some local building codes also choose to amend their local requirements to the Energy Star levels.

To ensure that consumers have options that meet or exceed the market expectation for 2010 Energy Star compliance, Ashworth by Woodgrain Millwork has made significant improvements to our glazing offering.

The Glazing System will utilize LoE 366 (rather than LoE 272) as our standard glazing. In addition, we will also offer another option, called Dual Low-E, which adds a second barrier of hard coat to the insulated glass. These adaptations of a two-pane glazing system are the most efficient and cost effective way to meet the new Energy Star criteria.

NFRC Certified

The NFRC Certification means that our doors meet or exceed the energy rating standards set by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), a group of independent industry designers who have established uniform energy rating standards. For more information, visit

Consumer Credit Information
Tax credits will be available for energy efficient windows and doors in 2011. To qualify, Energy Star® qualified windows and doors must be installed in your primary residence between January 1 and December 31, 2011. The tax credit is for 10% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of $200 for windows and skylights and $500 for exterior doors. You may identify Energy Star® qualified products using our database.

These tax credits were made available as part of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, which was signed into law December 17, 2010, and amends the IRS Federal Tax Code (US Code title 26, section 25C). This information was obtained through the Window & Door Dealers Alliance and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association.

To obtain these tax credits the homeowner may need the temporary NFRC labels from the product when it arrives, purchase receipt(s), or our 2011 Manufacturers Certification Statement.

Claim Procedure:
  • All claims must be submitted with your taxes for the year that the products were installed
  • Manufacturer's Certification Statement for products purchased between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011
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