Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
The Energy Star label recognizes energy efficient products and promotes the environmental and economic benefits that these products offer. Energy efficient products can save families almost a third on their energy bills, without sacrificing style or comfort. Every Energy Star qualified window and door is independently tested and certified to perform at levels that design meet or exceed.
To protect adults and children against the harmful lead dust and chips generated because of Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition of lead-based paint, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.