Vitro Architectural Glass launches online ENERGY STAR® information guide for residential windows
Updated energy performance criteria, locator tool among features on vitrowindowglass.com
PITTSBURGH, November 30, 2017 — Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has launched an online “Guide to ENERGY STAR® Criteria” page at vitrowindowglass.com to help consumers understand the ENERGY STAR program, select windows to maximize energy savings in their homes and find Vitro Glass residential window dealers in their area.
The portal details the most recent ENERGY STAR criteria for residential window energy performance, and provides definitions for designated ratings, such as U-value and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), which are published on every ENERGY STAR-certified window label.
The site also lists all Vitro window glass products that meet prescribed ENERGY STAR criteria in each of the four U.S. climate zones (northern, north/central, south/central, southern) without the assistance of other residential window components, such as framing, spacers and insulating gases.
Homeowners can access a “locator” tool to quickly find dealers that sell ENERGY STAR-certified windows made with Vitro Glass. The tool searches by ZIP code or city, and provides complete contact information and street locations for each dealer in the database.
Brad Boone, residential segment market manager, Vitro Architectural Glass, said the portal is a valuable resource for consumers seeking to reduce their energy bills. “The more informed consumers are about the ENERGY STAR program, the better decisions they’ll make about the windows they buy,” Boone explained. “With the locator tool, homeowners can type in their address using their mobile phone or PC, and instantly get information on Vitro Glass window dealers near them.”
Visitors can also find answers to frequently-asked questions, learn about the two types of low-e window glass and determine which is best for their area, and discover how selecting the right components can enhance the energy performance of their windows.
Established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992, ENERGY STAR is a voluntary labeling program to identify and promote the use of energy-efficient products. Originally intended for computers and monitors, the program encompasses 11 product categories, including residential windows.
To learn more about Vitro Residential Glass products, the ENERGY STAR program or the Locator tool, visit www.vitrowindowglass.com or call 412-820-8500.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For nearly 25 years, people across America have looked to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR has helped families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2.4 billion metric tons. Join the millions who are already making a difference at www.energystar.gov.
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ENERGY STAR is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
About Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:VITROA), the largest company of its kind in the Americas, manufactures a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses at U.S. plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Fresno, California; Salem, Oregon; and Wichita Falls, Texas. Committed to sustainable manufacturing processes and products, the company also operates one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh and four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada. Upholding the values of “Together, We See Further” across the architectural, automotive and containers markets, Vitro strives to realize the power of partnership to ensure that projects meet or exceed ever-evolving sustainability expectations as well as glass requirements. For more information, please visit www.VitroGlass.com.
Robert J. Struble
Vitro Architectural Glass