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  • The Tropical Forest Foundation has named Steve Tourek, senior vice president and general counsel for Marvin Windows & Doors, as the new president of its board of directors. The foundation works with conservation groups, government agencies and companies that manufacture wood products to promote training, outreach and research pertaining to sustainable forest management in tropical regions... more »
  • Members of the Vinyl Institute and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association are protesting a proposed credit in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. Part of a new LEED Pilot Credit Library, the proposed credit would reward projects for not using vinyl products. LEED v3, introduced in April 2009, included the pilot credit library as a... more »
  • Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and John Engler, president & CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers and former governor of Michigan, are the featured speakers at the upcoming Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. WDMA is co-hosting the event, scheduled for March 15-17, with the North American Building Materials Distribution... more »
  • Palm Desert, Calif.–The American Architectural Manufacturers Association concluded its annual conference here last week looking at changes expected in the next edition of the North American Fenestration Standard.  Also on the agenda was a review of pending code changes and discussions on which matters AAMA should take a position. Ray Garries, one of AAMA's representatives in the joint... more »
  • Palm Desert, Calif.—After overcoming some obstacles, the American Architectural Manufacturers Manufacturers Association made further progress on its green and sustainability rating and certification program as it gathered here for its 73rd Annual Conference.  The event also saw discussions related to AAMA's strategic plan unveiled last year, a preliminary market forecast from Ducker... more »
  • The Green Roundtable/Nexus, a Boston-based non-profit green building organization, is forming the Green Products Association. The organization is described as "the first inclusive platform to represent the entire life-cycle of products from construction through operations." Starting with Xerox, CBC Flooring, Jandris & Sons and Bostik as founding members, GPA is also partnering... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has unveiled a detailed legislative and regulatory agenda for 2010. Pointing to continued economic struggles in the nation's manufacturing and housing/construction industries, WDMA's 16-page document outlines a number of "sustainable pro-growth policies that will support innovation and affordable applications of advanced technologies in the... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced plans for its 73rd Annual Conference for fenestration industry leaders and decision-makers, February 14-17, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, Calif.  Details and registration information for  the event is available on the AAMA Web site. The conference will feature keynote speaker Mark Whitacre, the... more »
  • Following a December 15 speech by President Obama detailing the need for nationwide energy-efficient home improvements, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association says it has high expectations that a newly-proposed government program will encourage consumers to invest in energy-efficient windows by applying appropriate criteria for these products. "Moving forward, we see a need for... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance is planning an inaugural Window & Door Dealers Forum to be held next year in conjunction with GlassBuild America 2010 in Las Vegas. The one-day event, set for September 14, 2010,  is the first initiative announced by the new organization, which was launched in September to represent dealers of new and replacement residential... more »