Guardian HiLightR 802 gives homeowners a solution to new ENERGY STAR® requirements

Date: 11 September 2012

Auburn Hills, Mich., September 11, 2012 – Guardian Industries counters rigorous new energy codes and ENERGY STAR® standards in the Northern U.

S. and Canada with Guardian ClimaGuard HiLightR 802, the newest product demonstrating Guardian advanced glass technology. GlassBuild America attendees can see the product’s features first-hand at Guardian booth 1073.The annual expo is taking place Sept. 12-14 in Las Vegas.

By pairing two ClimaGuard Low-E coatings on a single pane of glass, Guardian intensifies the insulation of residential windows without changing the window design. ClimaGuard HiLightR 802 can help a double-glazed window generate Energy Rating scores that outperform triple-glazed windows, with light transmission that rivals clear glass.

If HiLightR 802 is the interior pane of a double-glazed window, rate of heat loss (measured as center-of-glass U-factor) is cut by 18 percent.* HiLightR 802 has a U-factor of .22, and visible light transmission is 79 percent, easily distancing itself from similar products.

“Guardian ClimaGuard HiLightR 802 shows our commitment to investing deeply in energy efficient glass,” said Andy Russo, Guardian’s director of residential glass marketing. “Guardian’s Science & Technology Center and our international team of scientists ensure our customers have access to products at the forefront of glass innovation, and ahead of the curve as window efficiency standards rapidly change.”

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, homeowners can save up to $500 a year in energy costs by replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR-qualified windows. In the case of ClimaGuard HiLightR 802, they enjoy the added bonus of high light transmission and high R-values – a match made for northern windows.

For more information on ClimaGuard HiLightR 802, please visit Guardian Industries GlassBuild America Booth 1073 or

About Guardian Industries Corp.:

Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive applications. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global Inc., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Through its Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation including development of high performance glass coatings and other advanced products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit


*As compared to the center of glass performance of the same surface #3 low-e coating, without the #4 surface mate.


ENERGY STAR criteria is based upon total window performance, of which glass performance is a contributor.


ClimaGuard is a registered trademark of Guardian Industries Corp.





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