June 24, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Canadian Standards Association and Window & Door Manufacturers Association released a User Guide to the 2011 AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights. The result of a multi-year effort by the three associations, the NAFS User Guide has received final approval and is... more »
June 19, 2014
Phil James, president and CEO of the National Glass Association and the Window and Door Dealers Alliance, has announced his transition to president and CEO emeritus. NGA senior executive Nicole Harris succeeds him as president and CEO of the organizations, assuming control over all daily operations on June 20, 2014.
As president and CEO emeritus, James will... more »
June 4, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association published AAMA 653-14, Voluntary Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Organic Coatings on Wood and Cellulosic Composite Substrates. The document describes test procedures and performance requirements for organic coatings applied to AAMA-certified wood and cellulosic composite substrates for windows, doors and similar products, as... more »
May 5, 2014
The National Fenestration Rating Council ANSI Standards Committee and NFRC board of directors submitted three NFRC documents referenced in the International Codes for the American National Standards Institute’s process. The public review and comment period is from May 2 to June 16, 2014.
The three documents submitted for public review, comment and the full ANSI consensus process are:... more »
April 29, 2014
Solid growth is expected in the home remodeling market this year, but momentum should begin to moderate in the fourth quarter, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Sluggishness in the housing market, and specifically in home sales, might result in a deceleration of... more »
March 6, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently became accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a standards developer. This accreditation includes review and approval of AAMA’s document creation and maintenance program, notably AAMA balloting procedures. “AAMA has been developing technical standards since its inception in 1936," says... more »
February 18, 2014
The National Fenestration Rating Council opened the spring 2014 ballot cycle for comment by current NFRC members on Feb. 7. The NFRC will present and discuss the results at the spring 2014 Committee Week meeting, March 24-26, in Memphis, Tenn.
The items up for comment include:
Ventilation Ratings Ballot for NFRC 401 specifies a method for calculating a Ventilation Rating for fenestration... more »
January 28, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association published AAMA 309, which provides a means of classifying rigid thermoplastic cellulosic composite profiles, and AAMA 311, which establishes minimum performance criteria. AAMA 309-13 spells out the nine-digit classification system that defines various ranges of properties. The resulting class designation number is easily decoded using a... more »
January 17, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the final Energy Star Version 6.0 Residential Windows, Doors, and Skylights Specification. V6 will take effect January 1, 2015, with the exception of the Northern Zone prescriptive and equivalent energy performance criteria for windows, which will take effect January 1, 2016.
EPA revised the implementation date for... more »
January 13, 2014
The National Fenestration Rating Council has elected a new executive committee and board of directors. The NFRC Executive Committee includes:
Jeff Baker, WESTLab – Chair
Joe Jonely, AMSCO Windows – Vice Chair
Gary Curtis, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance – Secretary
Sneh Kumar, ALCOA/TRACO – Treasurer
Jim Krahn, Marvin Windows and Doors – Ombudsman... more »