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MIWD Products Recognized Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR 2013

The Department of Energy has recognized several of MI Doors and Windows as the Most Energy Efficient of ENERGY STAR 2013.

Each year, EPA establishes criteria for specific product categories to earn the Most Efficient mark. Products that are recognized as Most Efficient must already qualify for the ENERGY STAR label.

Product categories were selected and recognition criteria were established to ensure that products that receive this recognition demonstrate efficiency performance that is truly exceptional, inspirational, or leading edge — consistent with the interests of environmentally-motivated consumers and early adopters.

Achieving Most Energy Efficient 2013 status is a challenging task. Products must be ENERGY STAR qualified consistent with applicable ENERGY STAR Partner Commitments and the requirements set forth in the latest version of the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements Eligibility Criteria for Windows Version 5.0. Product performance (U-factor and SHGC - Solar Heat Gain Coefficient) must be certified by an EPA-recognized Certification body.

Qualifications for windows differ depending on each ENERGY STAR region. Windows must meet the applicable requirements shown in the table below:

Climate Zone              U-factor                SHGC

Northern                       ≤ 0.20                   ≥ 0.20
North-Central               ≤ 0.20                  ≤ 0.40
South-Central               ≤ 0.20                 ≤ 0.25
South                            ≤ 0.20                 ≤ 0.25

Mike DeSoto, COO, said, "We are proud that so many of our windows meet the new Most Energy Efficient 2013 criteria and expect that we will continue to be a leader in the industry and push the envelope in years to come with our energy efficient product lines."

The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2013 designation recognizes the most efficient products among those that qualify for the ENERGY STAR. These exceptional products represent the leading edge in energy efficient products this year.

Products that are recognized as the Most Efficient of ENERGYSTAR in 2013 prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting rigorous energy efficiency performance levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Energy efficient choices can save families almost a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions. See for more information.

To see a list of Most Energy Efficient 2013 windows manufactured by MIWD, see: 

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