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ENERGY STAR 7.0 Overview

ENERGY STAR® specifications for residential windows, doors and skylights will be changing to Version 7.0 effective October 23, 2023. This change will lower the U-factor requirements for all climate zones and will lower SHGC requirements in the South Central and Southern zones. Additionally, Version 7.0 will establish a minimum SHGC requirement for the Northern Zone.

ENERGY STAR 7.0 Window Criteria Changes

ENERGY STAR 6.0 Window Performance Criteria ChartENERGY STAR 7.0 Window Performance Criteria Chart

ENERGY STAR 7.0 Door Criteria Changes

ENERGY STAR 6.0 Door Performance Criteria ChartENERGY STAR 7.0 Door Performance Criteria Chart

NEW Version 7.0 ENERGY STAR® Climate Zone Map

The ENERGY STAR® version 7.0 requirements will require specification of different, more efficient glass options than are currently being used to meet today’s ENERGY STAR® version 6.0 certifications. Whether to meet building code or preference for ENERGY STAR® certified products, homebuilders and contractors, will need to evaluate the glass packages they offer.

Learn More About The ENERGY STAR Program


2023 Energy Tax Credit for Windows & Doors


Simonton Energy Efficient Windows & Doors