Energy Conservation Incentive Programs
Most energy conservation programs are sponsored by state or local governments OR by public utilities. These programs encourage homeowners or other end-users to purchase high energy efficient products by offering cash rebates or tax credits. By far the biggest eligibility criteria for these programs is ENERGY STAR® Program qualification.
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 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 lighting to home electronics to 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's EPA recognized Thermal Insulation Certification Program qualifies 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.