October 29, 2012
At its September national conference, the Passive House Institute U.S. rolled out the first phase of a North American passive house window certification program. The initial goal is to calculate and make available valid thermal performance parameters for U.S. windows to provide designers with more choices and enable them to do building energy models with more confidence, officials state... more »
October 25, 2012
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association installed its new leadership team on October 24 at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Savannah, Ga. At its annual meeting, the NLBMDA board of directors elected Chuck Bankston, owner of Bankston Lumber in Barnesville, Ga., as the new chair, replacing outgoing chair Cally Coleman Fromme of Zarsky Lumber in Victoria, Texas.
"Since... more »
October 17, 2012
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced several new appointments, including an addition to its technical staff. The new appointments are part of AAMA’s strategic objectives to add value to the association’s membership by expanding the AAMA educational platform and accelerating the development of standards, officials note.
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October 1, 2012
In conjunction with its Window and Balcony Safety Program, Fenestration Canada is taking on a special project. It is planning to contribute to the purchase of an electronic stimulation machine designed to help kids that have suffered spinal injuries due to falls, reports Jim Parker, a window and door industry consultant who chairs the safety committee.
The gift stems from an injury... more »
September 18, 2012
Bill Evans, president of Evans Glass of Nashville, Tenn., has been elected to be chairman of the board of the National Glass Association. Other newly-elected officers include Bob Brown of Brown's Glass of York, Pa., and Bryan Bush of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., treasurer.
Board members returning for the 2012-2013 term are Michael Albert of S. Albert Glass Co. Inc., Beltsville, Md.; Newton... more »
September 6, 2012
The National Fenestration Rating Council has launched windowratings.org. The new, consumer-oriented website is designed to help people shopping for windows to determine how well fenestration products will keep their homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter while also helping them reduce their energy costs.
According to Jim Benney, NFRC CEO, the site is designed to... more »
August 13, 2012
The Association of Millwork Distributors is officially inviting all industry professionals to attend its exhibition and convention this year. The event, traditionally geared to AMD members, is scheduled for October 8-12 at the Kentucky Convention Center in Louisville, Ky.
Today, according to Rosalie Leone, AMD CEO, it's "more imporant than ever that AMD continues to provide an... more »
August 3, 2012
The Building Performance Institute Inc. has published the BPI-1100-T-2012 Home Energy Auditing Standard. The document is designed to provide the home performance industry with a resource to enable home energy audits to be conducted in alignment with current industry practices.
The new standard provides the protocols to conduct a building-science-based evaluation of existing detached... more »
July 25, 2012
The Fenestration Manufacturers Association, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the WIndow & Door Manufacturers Association have issued FMA/AAMA/WDMA 300-12, "Standard Practice for the Installation of Exterior Doors in Wood Frame Construction for Extreme Wind/Water Exposure." The document covers applications in residential and light commercial buildings,... more »
July 19, 2012
More than 27 leading associations, including the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, have formed the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition. Formed in response to continued movement within the U.S. Green Building Council to discourage the use of vinyl in buildings, the coalition will work "to promote and... more »