January 30, 2012
The National Fenestration Rating Council has developed a program designed to help window and door retailers educate consumers, and is now offering free fact sheets that can be used to explain energy efficiency performance numbers.
“NFRC was inspired to start the retailer program when the organization began noticing an increase in the number of calls from consumers inquiring about how... more »
January 17, 2012
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released its legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2012. The 16-page document urges policymakers to consider incentives that would spur the purchase of energy efficient windows, doors and skylights, and also asks Congress to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency.
"This new year brings an election, but it should not bring... more »
January 6, 2012
The National Fenestration Rating Council has revised its annual meeting cycle to include two meetings rather than three. This change will take effect during 2012.
This new cycle is a result of direct requests from many stakeholders who stated they didn’t have enough time to meet and invest the work needed to move the NFRC’s important programs forward, explainsCheryl Gendron,... more »
January 3, 2012
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is preparing to celebrate its 75th anniversary when members gather for the organization's annual conference at the end of February. Set for the Naples Grande Beach Hotel in Naples, Fla., the event will also include regular AAMA business meetings, including sessions devoted to green product certification, codes and regulatory affairs and... more »
November 30, 2011
Seeking to reduce severe unemployment in the construction industry, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently sent a letter to Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Ways and Means asking for effective tax incentives relating to energy-efficient fenestration products for homeowners.
"AAMA members represent 143,000... more »
November 28, 2011
The 2011 edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, NAFS North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights has received final approval and is now available. An update of a 2008 edition, the 2011 NAFS standard is the result of a multi-year effort by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Canadian Standards Association and Window & Door... more »
November 14, 2011
Contractor members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry exceed industry norms, employing more people, having higher sales volumes and averaging more sales per employee than non-member contractors, according to recent research conducted by Consumer Specialists. Data is highlighted in Tables 1-3.
Number of Employees
8.5... more »
November 14, 2011
The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has formed a strategic partnership with Frazier & Deeter, an Atlanta-based accounting firm, to develop a new benchmarking service that will enable participants to see how their businesses compare with peers in a variety of performance categories. Under the agreement, Frazier & Deeter will also offer expert analysis to companies within the... more »
October 6, 2011
The Window & Door Dealers Alliance plans to gather support at the Remodeling Show this week for the renewal and increase of tax incentives for purchasers of energy efficient home improvement products. Exhibiting at the event in Chicago, WDDA will be collecting signatures on a petition to be sent to Congressional leaders and the White House urging the expansion of the 25C tax credits... more »
October 4, 2011
Several months ago, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association joined forces with the Glass Association of North America, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and Window and Door Manufacturers Association to collectively address life cycle assessment of fenestration products. During the AAMA fall conference last week, Rich Walker, executive director, provided an update on the... more »