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New in-store label for window coverings will give shoppers a clear view of energy savings

Created 6/6/2019 by Natalie Fish
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The Attachments Energy Rating Council created a new label on window attachments to help consumers “find the products with the greatest energy savings for their climate.”

Based on extensive research and modeling, AERC was able to create this rating program. The research proved that, “window attachments are not created equal when it comes to energy efficiency. Shades, blinds, shutters, interior and exterior storm windows, and other window attachments can improve home energy performance and comfort by reducing heating and air-conditioning energy use. Products that incorporate improved materials, components, and design can reduce heating and cooling energy use by as much as 20%.”

Until now, shoppers “haven’t had the information needed to compare these [window attachment] products and select the most energy-efficient styles…by increasing the visibility of efficiency ratings, such labels help educate customers about decreasing their energy consumption and carbon footprints.”

Read more about the new AERC window attachments labels on ACEEE’s blog.

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