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  • While commending the U.S. Department of Energy for improvements in the latest Energy Star criteria, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association is urging the government to consider a number of changes for the final draft set to be released soon. The revised draft compares favorably with previous recommendations, WDMA notes, but the organization would still like to see... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors, which represents many exterior side-hinged door component manufacturers, pre-hangers and distributors, is rolling out a new program to offer certification and labeling services. AMD is working with the National Accreditation & Management Institute Inc. The new direction will offer a variety of benefits for both AMD members and industry professionals... more »
  • The window tax credit requirements established as part of the stimulus package remain at the top of the agenda, but leaders from the Window & Door Manufacturers Association and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association both report their organizations are now looking closely at the latest Energy Star criteria issued by the Department of... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is implementing plans to amend the tax credit provisions for windows, doors and skylights included in the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  While the stimulus package provides opportunities to stimulate economic activity, improve energy efficiency and create jobs through consumer incentives, WDMA officials... more »
  • The Fenestration Manufacturers Association will meet this month in Cocoa Beach, Fla., for its annual spring conference. The event will run March 31 through April 2 at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront property. Organizers for the association have planned speakers and seminars to keep attendees informed of recent code changes in the Southeast, as well as provide strategies for the current economic... more »
  • The new stimulus package was a huge topic of discussion at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association conference that concluded last week, officials report. The San Diego meeting saw the organization begin outlining plans to get Energy Star values reinstated and the .30 U-value/.30 SHGC requirements overturned. Throughout the meeting, members discussed the options... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at its 72nd annual conference. The meeting, held in Coronado, Calif., concludes today. AAMA presented David Moyer of Architectural Testing Inc. its 2008 Outstanding Member Award, given to an individual for his or her work and... more »
  • Tucson, Ariz.–"We are at a moment where political decisions are going to have more repercussions for this industry and for all industries than any of us have seen before,” said Andrei Cherni of Democracy Magazine. Moderating a discussion of the political climate at the Window & Door Manufacturers Association Leadership Summit that concluded yesterday, he added, “No one... more »
  • The National Green Building Standard, developed by the International Code Council and the National Association of Home Builders, has been approved by the American National Standards Institute. On February 5, ICC and NAHB representatives hosted a teleconference to discuss the implications of the new standard, and its goal of making green mainstream.  Both organizations are also... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is asking the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to support proposals that would extend and expand the 25C tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements. The proposal package would extend the 25C tax credit until 2010, and extend the provisions to provide homeowners with up to 30 percent of the costs for qualified energy-efficient... more »