EnergyStar® Windows is a partnership/program between the U.S. Department of Energy and manufacturers of windows, doors and skylights designed to help consumers identify energy efficient products. Windows containing Guardian’s line of ClimaGuard products that are rated and certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) can comply with Energy Star requirements for all climates in the country. Look for the EnergyStar label to ensure you’re getting the most energy efficient window for your climate zone. Visit www.energystar.gov.
The Greenguard® Certification Program was founded in 1999 to establish a true third-party certification based on proven emissions criteria used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state of Washington, the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program, OSHA and the World Health Organization. Greenguard Certified Products must pass rigorous, annual emissions testing for certification. Look for the Greenguard Indoor Air Quality® mark prominently displayed on all Guardian Fiberglass Packaging. Visit www.greenguard.org.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible and healthy places to live and work. The USGBC's core purpose is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. USGBC does this through innovative programs like the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™, which is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Visit www.usgbc.org.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world’s leading developer of international standards that are designed for worldwide implementation. ISO standards specify the requirements for state-of-the-art products, services, processes, materials and systems, and for good conformity assessment, managerial and organizational practice. All of Guardian’s automotive plants and most of its other manufacturing facilities adhere to ISO’s 14001 (environmental) standards. Visit www.iso.org.