2013 NFRC Spring Committee Meeting Underway

NFRC News Now
April 9, 2013
Meetings & Events

The 2013 National Fenestration Rating Council Spring Committee Meeting wraps up this week at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in Florida. Among the items headed to the NFRC board for approval is a motion to implement the use of a Certificate of Authorization to streamline the dissemination of certification data. 

The board will also review the NFRC Technical Committee's unanimous vote to approve a motion to redefine the term "cladding.” Approval of the change would remove the terms "roll-formed” and "extruded” from the existing definition. If approved by the board, NFRC would define cladding as, "…an applied rigid or semi rigid covering that is placed over the interior and or exterior framing member for the primary purpose of protection from environmental elements and or aesthetics.”

In addition, NFRC’s board of directors will review a motion that would allow rating certain shading devices under the NFRC 100 and NFRC 200. The proposed change includes products that use shading systems integral to the product as shipped from the manufacturer, including dynamic attachments for swinging doors. Also included under the proposed change is dynamic glazing such as electrochromic products and certain non-specular transmittance products such as frits, translucent fiberglass and etched glass. It does not apply, however, to aftermarket items.

More information from the NFRC Spring Committee Meeting is available here.