Guardian gives homeowners a solution to new ENERGY STAR® requirements

Homeowners needing to conform to new ENERGY STAR® requirements can do so using Guardian ClimaGuard HiLightR 802, which can help a double-glazed window generate Energy Rating scores that outperform triple-glazed windows, with light transmission that rivals clear glass.

Guardian Industries counters rigorous new energy codes and ENERGY STAR® standards in the Northern US and Canada with Guardian ClimaGuard HiLightR 802, the newest product demonstrating Guardian advanced glass technology.
GlassBuild America attendees can see the product’s features first-hand at Guardian booth 1073.
By pairing two ClimaGuard low-E coatings on a single pane of glass, Guardian intensifies the insulation of residential windows without changing the window design. ClimaGuard HiLightR 802 can help a double-glazed window generate Energy Rating scores that outperform triple-glazed windows, with light transmission that rivals clear glass.
If HiLightR 802 is the interior pane of a double-glazed window, rate of heat loss (measured as centre-of-glass U-factor) is cut by 18%. HiLightR 802 has a U-factor of .22, and visible light transmission is 79%, easily distancing itself from similar products.
“Guardian ClimaGuard HiLightR 802 shows our commitment to investing deeply in energy efficient glass,” said Andy Russo, Guardian’s director of residential glass marketing. “Guardian’s Science & Technology Center and our international team of scientists ensure our customers have access to products at the forefront of glass innovation, and ahead of the curve as window efficiency standards rapidly change.”
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, homeowners can save up to USD 500 a year in energy costs by replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR-qualified windows. In the case of ClimaGuard HiLightR 802, they enjoy the added bonus of high light transmission and high R-values – a match made for northern windows.
Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive applications.