The Certification Program

AERC’s rating and certification program, developed with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has been designed to offer independent and accurate information about the energy performance of window attachment products.

Together, our many program stakeholders ensure that the information on the AERC Energy Improvement label (currently available for residential products) is accurate, reliable and consistent. Each product that features the AERC Energy Improvement label has been measured according to stringent standards and have been reviewed and certified by AERC.

The AERC Energy Improvement residential program is split into three main phases

The AERC Energy Improvement program will be rolling out rated products in three phases; these phases ensure that all products included in the program are rated accurately and fairly.

Phase 1

Products include cellular shades, blinds, roller shades, storm windows, solar screens and pleated shades.

Phase 2

Products include awnings, roller shutters and window quilts.

Phase 3

Products include drapes, louvered shutters, applied window films, roman shades and sheer shades.

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