Links to window and door resources
Improved Window Energy Efficiency. Government of Canada booklet.
Learn about window energy efficiency, including how to reduce heat loss and condensation, in this 12-page guide. Includes important consumer information for selecting the right windows.
ENERGY STAR® Website — Government of Canada
The international ENERGY STAR® symbol is a simple way for consumers to identify products that are among the most energy-efficient on the market. Only manufacturers and retailers whose products meet the ENERGY STAR® criteria can label their products with this symbol.
View ENERGY STAR® efficiency ratings for windows.
Canadian Standards Association
The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit, membership-based association serving businesses, industries, government, and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace. The CSA develops standards that address real needs, such as enhancing public safety and health.
Siding & Window Dealers Association of Canada
The Siding & Window Dealers Association of Canada has built credibility by delivering consistently high standards of products, installations and business ethics. Adherence to a strict membership criteria and code of ethics has earned SAWDAC a strong reputation with consumers.
What to look for in window and door products — Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Choosing a window or door is not exactly an open-and-shut case. With thousands of products to choose from, how do you recognize good value?
The ABCs of Windows — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Buying new windows can be a daunting task, especially for the uninitiated. Knowing the type of window best suited for your home and geographic location can help you choose a window that reduces direct drafts from air leakage and the potential for damage from water leaks.