Fenestration Product Labeling for Canadian Codes & Programs

Canada Manufacturers apply labels to fenestration products to show conformance with requirements established by building codes and energy incentive programs. The information contained on such a label varies depending on what codes and incentive programs the manufacturer needs to meet. Canada's varied provincial code adoptions and incentive programs present both a challenge and opportunity for manufacturers needing to demonstrate conformance.

Recent Canadian provincial adoptions of the 2010 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) or provincial building code based on the 2010 NBCC now require manufacturers to apply labels indicating conformance with AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/IS 2/A440 - 08 structural performance standard (commonly known as "NAFS"), as well as the A440S1 - 09 ("Canadian Supplement"). Incentive programs like Ontario's "Green Energy Act" requires fenestration products bear energy performance certification labels and Quebec's "EcoRenov Tax Credits" require energy performance certification labels and Canadian ENERGY STAR labels.

Considering the ever-changing nature of these requirements - it's easy to understand manufacturer confusion!

Keystone Certifications is pleased to offer our certification program licensees a solution - a new series of certification labels specifically designed for the Canadian market.

1. The Canadian NAFS Permanent Certification Label - to demonstrate conformance with 2010 NBCC or >2010 NBCC - based provincial codes only (with or without NFRC certification reference): Canadian Perm Label

2. The NFRC / ENERGY STAR / Canadian NAFS Temporary Certification Label - to demonstrate conformance with all Canadian 2010 NBCC or 2010 NBCC-based provincial codes and energy incentive programs (also requires the application of a Keystone / NFRC Permanent Label):
Canadian Temp Label

3. The NFRC / ENERGY STAR Temporary Certification Label with Manufacturer Self Certified NAFS Performance - to demonstrate conformance with all Canadian 2010 NBCC or 2010 NBCC-based provincial codes, the Ontario Green Energy Act and all energy incentive programs (also requires the application of a NFRC Permanent Label): Canadian Temp Label

4. The NFRC Temporary Certification Label with Manufacturer Self Certified NAFS performance - to demonstrate conformance with all Canadian 2010 NBCC or 2010 NBCC-based provincial codes and the Ontario Green Energy Act (also requires the application of a NFRC Permanent Label):
Canadian Temp Label