July 16, 2011
Following up on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approval of a bill which would “defund” the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting activities, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association is urging legislative leaders to continue to examine the $1.5 billion LRRP and amendment rules, and to contemplate the impact of these rules on... more »
June 27, 2011
Homeowners are telling remodeling contractors that the costs of compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rules are too high, according to a National Association of the Remodeling Industry study. More than three quarters of the remodelers surveyed report that potential or current homeowner clients have indicated to them they would opt... more »
June 23, 2011
The Association of Millwork Distributors has released the second draft edition of its Side-Hinged Exterior Door System (SHEDS) Standard for public comment. The standard is designed to create a procedure for structurally rating a side-hinged exterior door systems that allows for substitution of components.
The standard utilizes the ASTM E330 test method and also provides a test method for... more »
June 14, 2011
Minneapolis–American Architectural Manufacturers Association members tackled a full agenda at its national summer conference held here last week. Topics covered in various sessions included lead paint, window tax credits, the next phase of Energy Star, AAMA's green rating program and more.
At the meeting's regulatory affairs session, attendees received a broad update of regulations, with... more »
June 14, 2011
Minneapolis–American Architectural Manufacturers Association members tackled a full agenda at its national summer conference held here last week. Topics covered in various sessions included lead paint, window tax credits, the next phase of Energy Star, AAMA's green rating program and much more. At the meeting's regulatory affairs session, attendees received a broad update of... more »
May 26, 2011
The scope of the International Code Council's International Green Construction Code will remain limited to commercial construction due to the initial approval of one of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association's proposed amendments at hearings conducted last week in Dallas, the organization reports. Other amendments backed by WDMA removed onerous requirements for comprehensive building... more »
May 16, 2011
Representatives of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance urged White House officials today to block the Environmental Protection Agency from adding new lead clearance test requirements to its Renovation, Repair and Painting program rules. Meeting with officials from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which has oversight over new federal regulations, the WDDA members detailed... more »
May 11, 2011
Attendees of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Southeast Region spring meeting held in early May in Charlotte, N.C., toured the new Institute for Business and Home Safety testing facility that simulates hurricane conditions. Representatives from IBHS offered information on the validation work that involves flow stimulation development and testing of a replica of the Texas Tech... more »
May 3, 2011
The National Glass Association, publisher of Window & Door, and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance have moved. The organizations are in new offices located at 1945 Old Gallows Rd., Suite 750, Vienna, VA 22182.
The phone number for Window & Door and WDDA remains the same (703/442-4890).
Contact information for the Window & Door editorial and... more »
April 26, 2011
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is commending 12 U.S. Senators who collectively sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson questioning the EPA’s efforts to further amend the current Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Regulations. The April 15 letter questions proposed clearance testing requirements, as well as EPA's analysis of... more »