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New Florida Energy Codes

Interested in how the Energy Star program can benefit you? Energy Star is a government-backed program designed to help save energy, reduce pollution, and save people money.

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient is a measure of window's ability to reduce heat gain during direct radiation exposure;such as during the summer months in warmer climates. A lower SHGC translates into less heat being pulled into the home resulting in lower cooling costs. SHGC and U-Value are closely linked since the lowering of one directly affects the other. The 2015 Florida code requires a S.H.G.C.  = 0.25

Represents the amount of heat transfer. Lower is better. The 2015 South Florida Building Code for Zone 1 new construction , now requires a 0.65  U Value and a 0.75 U Value  for Impact Glass.

Visible Light Transmittance

Indicates the amount of outside light reaching the interior as calculated using center of glass. Higher percentages mean more outside light reaches the interior.
 

UltraViolet (UV Block)

Percentages indicate amount of UV transmittance blocked from the interior.