What is NFRC CPD?

What is NFRC CPD?

The online NFRC Certified Products Directory (CPD) lists product lines and individual products selected by the manufacturer/responsible party for which certification authorization has been granted, and which can be searched by the public.

What does NFRC certified mean?

NFRC-certified products are independently tested, certified, and labeled to help you make the best purchase decision for your needs. While the ENERGY STAR label tells you if a product is energy-efficient, the NFRC label helps you compare between energy-efficient products by breaking down a product’s energy performance.

How do I read NFRC labels?

Here’s what you need to know and look out for when reading an NFRC label: U-Factor: The lower the U-factor, the better a product is at keeping heat in. U-factor or U-value measures how the complete window (glass and frame) prevents heat from escaping. Ratings generally fall between .

How do I get NFRC certified?

NFRC requires certification by an accredited third-party agency. The Inspection Agency of the manufacturer’s choosing reviews the submitted computer simulations and physical test reports to confirm product compliance. Once compliance is verified, the Inspection Agency issues the certification.

What is a good NFRC rating?

A good window generally falls between 0.20 and 1.20. The lower the score of a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient the better as well. That good number for that is between zero and one. Likewise, windows with better air leakage will have a lower score.

What is a good SHGC?

When air conditioning is generally not of concern, a higher SHGC in the range of 0.30 to 0.60 can be helpful, since during winter months, the solar heat gained can help warm the house. If air conditioning is sometimes used and cooling is a concern, windows and skylights with an SHGC of less than 0.40 should be used.

What is a good air leakage rating?

When looking at air leakage you should see ratings between 0.1 – 0.3. You are looking for the lowest number possible since that allows the least amount of air infiltration. A lower number means less air can pass through and fewer drafts.

What is nfrc200?

NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) NFRC 200 is similar to 100, except it is used to determine the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and Visible Transmittance (VT) of windows and doors. Both are technical documents intended for use by testing labs and other window and door professionals.

How does the NFRC Certified Product Directory work?

Simply filter by the product type and features you’re interested in, and the NFRC Certified Product Directory provides a list of NFRC-certified products that match your criteria so you know which products to look for when you go to buy. Already a participant in the Certified Product Directory?

How does the NFRC rating system help you?

The NFRC label helps you compare between energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights by providing you with energy performance ratings in multiple categories. U-Factor measures how well a product can keep heat from escaping from the inside of a room. The lower the number, the better a product is at keeping heat in.

Do you need a NFRC rating for condensation?

NFRC also has a condensation rating that is optional for manufacturers to include, so you may or may not see it on the label. The higher the number, the better a product resists condensation. Download the optional label.

Where can I find NFRC certified window doors?

Narrow your search for the perfect window, door, or skylight by searching our database of NFRC-certified products.