Residential Windows, Doors, and Skylights Specification Version 5.0

Stakeholder Comments for Revised Draft Criteria and Report
CGI Windows (3/18/09) (PDF, 120 KB)
Gorell Windows & Doors (PDF, 107 KB)
JELD-WEN, Inc. (3/25/09) (PDF, 122 KB)
Masonite (3/25/09) (PDF, 29 KB)
ODL, Inc. (3/24/09) (PDF, 394 KB)
ProVia Door (3/25/09) (PDF, 117 KB)
Solatube (3/24/09) (PDF, 21 KB)
Tad Everhart (3/19/09) (PDF, 30 KB)

Stakeholder Comments
JELD-WEN (11/14/08) (PDF, 73 KB)
Masonite (9/11/08) (PDF, 42 KB)
ODL (10/7/08) (PDF, 293 KB)
ODL (10/24/08) (PDF, 198 KB)
Pella (11/14/08) (PDF, 2.1 MB)
ProVia Door (10/7/08) (PDF, 87 KB)
TRACO (11/14/08) (PDF, 66 KB)

Materials from Stakeholder Meeting

  • Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory Files Exit ENERGY STAR
    • RESFEN6 Modeling Assumptions for the 2008 ENERGY STAR Window Analysis
    • DOE-2 results of Typical New and Existing One and Two Story Homes
    • A National Energy Savings Model of US Window Sales
    • Output Data from the LBNL National Energy Savings Model of US Window Sales

ENERGY STAR Residential Windows, Doors and Skylights Criteria Change 2005

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pleased to announce an amended ENERGY STAR criteria for Windows, Doors, and Skylights (dated 06/06/05), which will go into effect on September 19, 2005.

Below is the amended criteria along with a letter from DOE that outlines the process and reasoning behind amending the existing criteria.


DOE documented and considered comments from ENERGY STAR for Windows, Doors, and Skylights partners and stakeholders throughout the amendment process. Partner and stakeholder comments may be viewed below.


Comments Made in Response to LBNL's Final Analysis Results (Due 11/15/04):

Comments Made in Response to LBNL's Initial Analysis Results (Due 03/19/04):
Simonton Windows (PDF, 75 KB)

ENERGY STAR Residential Windows, Doors and Skylights Criteria Change 2003

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a final ENERGY STAR for Windows, Doors, and Skylights specification on May 28, 2003. The specification went into effect September 29, 2003 and set four climate zones for windows, doors, and skylights. Subsequently, the specification was amended on May 17, 2005 to allow for equivalent performance-based criteria in the South/Central and Southern Zones. The amended criteria went into effect on September 15, 2005.

Information on the amendment to the ENERGY STAR specification for windows and doors


Comments from ENERGY STAR for Windows, Doors, and Skylights partners and stakeholders were documented and taken under consideration throughout the revision process. Partner and stakeholder comments may be viewed below.