July 8, 2010
A coalition of housing industry groups, including the National Association of Home Builders and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, are filing a suit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency for removing the "opt-out" provision from its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. The group is challenging EPA's action on the grounds that the agency... more »
July 1, 2010
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has joined forces with Associated Labs Inc. to offer insulating glass certification. The two organizations are working together to broaden accessibility to such services in time for new National Fenestration Rating Council requirements for IG certification.
"The success of the largest North American whole product certification program... more »
June 28, 2010
A delegation from the Window & Door Dealers Alliance visited the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., delivering the organization's official response to the EPA's request for comments on proposed lead clearance testing rules under its Renovation, Repair and Paint program. The WDDA group also brought nearly 200 letters gathered from dealers around the country... more »
June 17, 2010
The National Fenestration Rating Council is planning to host its first Virtual Committee Week meeting July 19-21. The meeting takes the place of NFRC’s usual in-person summer membership meeting.
“We are excited to host our first online conference this summer,” says Jim Benney, NFRC CEO. “Virtual Committee Week eliminates costs associated with travel and will provide an... more »
June 15, 2010
Designed to gather input to make a case against clearance testing requirements, a Window & Door Dealer Alliance survey indicates that new Environmental Protection Agency rules covering renovations in homes with lead paint are having a significant negative impact. More than 70 percent of the 100-plus respondents to date say their company has lost business since the Renovation,... more »
June 8, 2010
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has launched a new, redesigned Web site at www.aamanet.org. Users can now navigate through the site more easily and take advantage of the information AAMA offers, officials note.
"Updating the AAMA Web site was a priority initiative, as we think it's vitally important for our members to have quick and easy access to necessary information... more »
June 8, 2010
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference 2010 kicked off this week with talks about the association’s strategic plan, work on the green products certification, and code changes on the agenda over the first two days of the meeting.
In January, the AAMA board met to review the 2009 strategic plan for the association, and update the objectives and... more »
June 8, 2010
The Window & Door Dealers Alliance is urging dealers to help it oppose clearance testing requirements that could be added to the Environmental Protection Agency's lead paint regulations that went into effect in April. A proposed rule would require contractors working on jobs where lead safe work practices are mandated to achieve certain clearance levels before concluding the renovation... more »
May 25, 2010
The latest on the organization's strategic planning process and updates on recent legislative activity highlight the agenda of the upcoming summer conference of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Set for June 6-9, the meeting is being held at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott outside Chicago.
High attendance is anticipated at the members-only AAMA strategic planning report session... more »
May 13, 2010
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association held its Western region spring meeting last week in Oakland, Calif. The meeting began with a tour of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and featured an agenda covering the current economic outlook, updates to California building codes and other issues.
A member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of... more »