Thermal Performance Ratings and U-values are now being requested by most municipalities in the form of a temporary label attached to the finished product before installation.
LabTest offers Thermal Modeling and Energy Efficiency evaluation in accordance with CSA A440.2 and NFRC 100 for Energy Performance of Fenestration products, as well as documentation preparation and submittal to National Resources of Canada (NRCan) for Energy Star Program in Canada.
Thermal Modeling includes but is not limited to:
- Overall coefficient of heat transfer (U-factor)
- Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
- Visible Transmittance (VT)
- Energy Rating
- Condensation Resistance
- Air Leakage
NAFS and Thermal Modeling results can be used for simple R&D or Certification.