StarGuard Thermal Insulation Certification Program

Insulation Photo Keystone’s EPA recognized StarGuard Thermal Insulation Certification Program was developed to qualify building envelope insulation manufacturers and their products for the Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR® Program.

The EPA’s Seal & Insulate with ENERGY STAR® Program is applicable to manufacturers of residential building envelope insulation products. The purpose of this unique ENERGY STAR® Program is to educate end users regarding the importance of proper and safe use of residential insulation products and to provide manufacturer tools to promote their products and the Program.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is re-launching an enhanced version of the Program allowing existing participants a nine month period to meet the new requirements ending May 23, 2012. Both existing and new participants in the Program are required to start the new program participation process by executing the ENERGY STAR Manufacturer Partnership Agreement Form.

Download StarGuard Thermal Insulation Certification Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR Getting Started Checklist.

The new Program requirements include insulation product testing by a recognized ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, and product certification by an EPA-recognized certification body (CB), both in accordance with Seal & Insulate with ENERGY STAR Program Definitions and Testing Requirements for Residential Insulation.

Download the Keystone Recognized Labs List to locate qualified laboratories.

Manufacturers of the following insulation product types are eligible to participate in the Program:

  • Blanket Insulation
  • Spray or Pour Foam Insulation
  • Loose Fill Insulation
  • Board Insulation

Contact Keystone Certifications to learn more, including step by step guidance to qualify manufacturers and products for the Seal & Insulate with ENERGY STAR Program.

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