The Window Energy Ratings Scheme (WERS)
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND WERS
The Window Energy Ratings Scheme (WERS) rates the energy impact of windows in housing anywhere in Australia. With up to 40% of a home’s energy for cooling or heating being lost or gained through windows, improving their thermal performance reduces energy costs and Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.
WERS is a proprietary scheme whose members agree to a formal code of conduct and participate in an annual audit.
WERS results can only be claimed and used by WERS members.
WERS rates windows based on several factors including heating efficiency, cooling efficiency, U-value, solar heat, visible light transmittance and air infiltration.
THE SOUTHERN STAR GROUP IS A MEMBER OF VARIOUS INDUSTRY GROUPS INCLUDING:
- Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS)
- AWA-AGGA Ltd
- Housing Industry Association
All window and door products manufactured by the Southern Star Group are WERS rated and our alliance with all of these groups ensures that our products comply with their standards and codes and meet best practice.
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