November 24, 2009
Legislation tying the federal tax credit for windows, doors and skylights to 2010 Energy Star standards introduced by Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) in the House is being applauded by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. The bill (H.R. 4112), identical to U.S. Senate legislation (S. 1792) introduced in October, would apply to purchases made in 2010.
The bill has bipartisan support and was... more »
November 20, 2009
ASTM International's board of directors has voted to authorize the organizaiton's management to develop the capability to offer certification services. Titled the ASTM International Certification Programs, the new initiative is sponsored by ASTM International and offers the opportunity for certification of products (materials, products, services and systems) as well as personnel.
The recent... more »
November 12, 2009
ForestEthics, an environmental organization with offices in the U.S. and Canada, placed a full-page ad in USA Today’s Phoenix edition yesterday targeting Jeld-Wen Inc., Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. and Andersen Corp. All three window companies are in Phoenix this week to exhibit at Greenbuild, the annual green building conference, and the ad criticizes their ties to Sierra Pacific... more »
November 10, 2009
The National Fenestration Rating Council is hosting two webinars to update the industry on its Component Modeling Approach (CMA) program for rating the energy performance of nonresidential products. Currently in its pilot phase, the CMA program is expected to be implemented in January 2010.
The free "CMA Pilot Project Update" webinars are scheduled for:
Wednesday, November 11,... more »
November 9, 2009
The Association of Millwork Distributors' side-hinged exterior door (SHED) standard received approval at the first round of International Code Council hearings which ended last week in Baltimore. The AMD document is under development as an alternative for structural testing of swinging doors, allowing testing and rating of individual components to provide an overall design pressure rating... more »
October 30, 2009
The National Fenestration Rating Council plans to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year with special events, including live music and other surprises, at its upcoming fall membership meeting. The meeting takes place November 16-19 at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
"Since its creation in 1989, the NFRC has become the recognized leader for independent and credible rating... more »
October 7, 2009
NürnbergMesse, the organizer of fensterbau/frontale, the international trade fair for the window, door and facade industries, has announced it is expanding its relationship with ift Rosenheim, an international test, research and certification center based in Rosenheim, Germany. The two organizations plan to develop more joint services targeted at internationally operating companies.... more »
October 7, 2009
The National Glass Association has announced the election of Kevin McMahon to the office of chairman of the board.
McMahon, of K-Man Glass Corp. in Bethel, Conn., has been a supporter of the NGA for many years, having served on the board since 2004. He took over the office of chairman on October 1 at GlassBuild America, the annual trade show organized by NGA. He will serve a one-year term.... more »
October 6, 2009
The first official organizing committee meeting of the new Window & Door Dealers Alliance was held last week in Atlanta, in conjunction GlassBuild America. Under development for more than a year, the new organization is designed to serve the "critical, yet overlooked" retail segment of the residential window and door industry.
"The WDDA has been a long time coming, and we are... more »
September 8, 2009
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance recently released its new TM-3100-09 Voluntary Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstructions in the Air Space of Insulating Glass Units. Designed to assist in achieving the long-term performance of IG units, the advisory guidelines are intended for use by those who design, specify, manufacture and install insulating glass.
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