April 23, 2009
Following its work with the National Association of Home Builders to develop the National Green Building Standard for residential projects, the International Code Council has initiated a “Green Building Code Development Project” targeted at the commercial market. The objective of the project is to develop a green building code for traditional and high-performance buildings that... more »
April 12, 2009
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is gearing up for its national summer conference, scheduled for May 31 through June 3 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. Hot topics at the meeting include a new strategic plan for the organization and an open forum on a possible change to extend the life of air-water-structural test reports from four years to as long as eight years... more »
April 10, 2009
John Lewis has joined the National Fenestration Rating Council as manager of business development and outreach. Mostly recenlty with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, he started in the fenestration industry in 1983.
"John Lewis has been involved with NFRC in various roles since the early 1990's," states Jim Benney, NFRC executive director. "His... more »
April 1, 2009
Citing the weak market and the new tax credit criteria for windows and doors, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association is asking the U.S. Department of Energy to delay implementation of new criteria for the Energy Star program for windows. In submitting comments on the latest DOE criteria, AAMA has also asked for a number of other changes based on input... more »
March 27, 2009
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 »
March 26, 2009
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 »
March 19, 2009
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 »
March 17, 2009
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 »
March 11, 2009
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 »
March 3, 2009
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 »