Keystone Certification and Quality Assurance Programs
Keystone's third party certification, inspection and quality assurance programs enable manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with energy efficiency programs, the ENERGY STAR® program, building codes, marketing claims, and utility and tax rebate programs.
Keystone's EPA recognized Thermal Insulation Certification Program was developed to qualify building envelope insulation manufacturers and their products for the Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR® Program. Keystone can help insulation product manufacturers navigate the new requirements effective May 23, 2012.
Keystone's StarGuardTM Energy Performance Certification Programs qualify a variety of products for the EPA's ENERGY STAR® Program. Keystone Certifications is an EPA recognized Certification Body (CB) for everything from roofing products to home electronics and IT equipment. The Keystone Manufacturer's Laboratory Recognition Program enables StarGuardTM Program participants to employ their own "first party" laboratories to complete qualification and verification testing.
Keystone is a National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) licensed Inspection Agency (IA). The NFRC Certification Program offers fenestration (window and door) manufacturers a third party verified, nationally-recognized method for demonstrating product U Factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and other energy performance characteristics.
Keystone's Insulating Glass Certification Program is an ANSI-accredited third party quality assurance program specific to the insulating glass (IG) fabrication aspect of the fenestration product. The implementation of IG program requirements will lead to improved seal durability and longevity of IG units.
The Keystone Structural and Impact Performance Certification Program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and offers fenestration product manufacturers a third party verified, nationally-recognized method for demonstrating product design pressure and resistance to flying debris resulting from hurricanes.
The Keystone Quality Assurance Program is accredited by the International Accreditation Service (IAS), is officially recognized by the Florida State Building Commission for demonstrating compliance with the third-party quality assurance requirements of the Florida State Product Approval Rule 9N-3 and ICC Evaluation Reports.