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NYSERDA ENERGY CODE HOTLINE Q & A

A homeowner is seeking to replace their front door with an authentic wood door with some glass. Am I correct that the glass should meet the fenestration requirements? The owner stated that the door will be a craftsman style that would have 6 lites. I figure it to be about 24” x 24” overall of glass. The reason for the question is that the owner has asked the door company and they stated that this doesn’t apply.
(Residential, New Construction or Alteration)

The door company may be correct if they have not already used the exception in that home. Up to 15 square feet of glazed fenestration and yo ti 24 square feet of one side hinged opaque door can be exempt from the energy code's u-factor requirement.

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