February 9, 2009
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 »
January 30, 2009
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 »
January 30, 2009
Atlantic City, N.J.–Plans for an April "fly-in" to Washington, D.C., highlighted discussions at the Northeast Window & Door Association's winter meeting here last week. The group also heard updates on the state of the industry and economy, as well as an outline of the new NAHB Green Building Standard.
The "fly-in"–a term coined by the National Association of... more »
January 13, 2009
MyGlassClass.com, the National Glass Association's online training program, will introduce its new program for online window installation training at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. NGA also publishes Window & Door, and information on the new training program, developed in conjunction with Architectural Testing Inc., will be featured in the magazine booth (#N2934).... more »
November 11, 2008
Steve Tourek, senior vice president and general counsel at The Marvin Cos., has been appointed chairman of the board of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. The organization has also named Rob Jablonski, vice president of engineering and quality at Pella Corp., as vice chairman of its window division.
In addition to the officer appointments, WDMA has added two new members to its ... more »
November 5, 2008
ICC Evaluation Service has introduced the Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation program, designed to provide independent confirmation to manufacturers that building products are sustainable and could qualify for points under green building rating systems.
“SAVE brings great benefit to manufacturers, specifiers, designers and code officials because it’s designed... more »
November 4, 2008
At its fall membership meeting in Jacksonville, Fla. yesterday, the National Fenestration Rating Council announced the election of five new members to its 12-member board of directors, with 54 percent of eligible voters participating. The organization also honored Roland Temple as its first member of the year.
"We are pleased to see a greater participation rate for this year'... more »
October 15, 2008
The National Glass Association, publisher of Window & Door, has announced a partnership with Architectural Testing Inc. to develop window and door installation courses based on the InstallationMasters program for its on-line training platform, MyGlassClass.com.
“We are pleased to add a new dimension to our training programs in order to further enhance their breadth and... more »
September 24, 2008
A new Web site, powered by a state-of-the-art content management system, has been launched by Window & Door magazine. Offering a fresh new look, WindowandDoor.com incorporates a number of new features and functions to make it more useful to manufacturers, distributors and dealers that want to stay on top of industry trends and find information when they need it.
“The industry is turning... more »
September 10, 2008
With Hurricane Ike Making its Way through the Caribbean, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association has rescheduled its fall conference, which was scheduled to begin yesterday in Marco Island, Fla. The meeting is now planned for Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
“We took the prudent approach,” says Dick WIlhem, FMA executive director. “You can’t afford to have people down here and then... more »