SoftLite Earns ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the 8th Consecutive Year and Sustained Excellence Award for the
6th Year in a Row!
Since our founding, SoftLite has stood for quality and sustainability. With our dedication to providing homeowners with the best-in-class energy-efficient windows and doors, we're thrilled to announce that SoftLite has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the 8th time and the Sustained Excellence Award for the 6th consecutive year!
The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor bestowed by the ENERGY STAR program. It honors an elite group of companies who've committed to protecting public health through energy efficiency. Demonstrating corporate commitment, award recipients of the Sustained Excellence award must have achieved the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition. This distinction is only issued when a Partner of the Year recipient has demonstrated exceptional leadership across multiple components of the program on a sustained basis. SoftLite has been recognized with this honor every year since 2014.
What ENERGY STAR Means for You
ENERGY STAR is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. Their goal is to provide simple and credible information consumers and businesses can rely on to make well-informed decisions. Working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and thousands of partners, they deliver countless cost-saving building solutions that improve air quality and protect the climate. Since its inception in 1992, the ENERGY STAR program has helped American families and businesses save more than $450 billion in energy costs while reducing climate pollution by 4 billion metric tons. See the video below for information.
What does all this mean for you? By investing in ENERGY STAR-certified products, you are saving money and protecting the environment. Windows play a crucial role in the overall process of maximizing your home’s energy efficiency. Replacing poor-performing windows with energy-efficient windows translates to big savings because windows account for 25 to 30 percent of residential heating and cooling energy use, according to estimates by the Department of Energy.
SoftLite is dedicated to providing the most energy-efficient windows available, and most of our product lines are recognized as ENERGY STAR “Most Efficient Products.” SoftLite windows are precision-engineered with weather barriers that minimize air infiltration, premium vinyl frames that block heat and withstand the elements, and Low-E glass coatings that help block UV rays. Furthermore, polyurethane foam-filled frames and sashes help provide additional insulation, and high-end triple weatherstripping creates a perfect fit for a tighter seal that blocks air leakage. Plus, our double- and triple-pane windows are equipped with argon or krypton gas between the pains. These harmless gases further improve insulation and are odorless in case the glass cracks.
To meet ENERGY STAR requirements, our windows are rigorously tested and must meet minimum performance criteria to qualify for the ENERGY STAR label. The insulating properties of the entire window determine whether or not a window can be ENERGY STAR labeled. In addition, we belong to the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), an independent non-profit organization that establishes objective window, door, and skylight energy performance ratings.