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 »
February 25, 2009
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 »
February 17, 2009
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 »
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 »