Latest Articles in Codes & Standards

  • The following section features standards, specifications, test methods and other pertinent documents related to windows, doors and skylights used in the residential and light commercial markets. Documents are listed within three major categories: Finished Products Installation, Building Practices & Field Tests and Components The major focus of each document is highlighted in bold type to... more »
  • A closer look at the USGBC program and what it says about fenestration products
    The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Homes third-party certification system measures the overall performance of a home in eight categories—Innovation & Design Process, Location & Linkages, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Awareness & Education. The program establishes a minimum level... more »
  • A look at minimum performance requirements and available points for industry products within the draft NAHB/ICC standard
    The National Association of Home Builders published its National Green Building Guidelines in 2005.  It is now working with the International Code Council, through its NAHB Research Center, to develop the National Green Building Standard. Based on the National Green Building Guidelines, the standard is expected to be approved by the American National Standards Institute in spring 2008.... more »