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 »
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 »