February 12, 2013
The NAHB Research Center, an independent subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders, has changed its name to Home Innovation Research Labs. The move is designed "to enhance the value its brand and certification mark provides clients in the increasingly competitive residential marketplace."
Nothing in this name change alters the company’s relationship with NAHB;... more »
February 12, 2013
Steve Chen, executive vice president of Crystal Window & Door Systems, has become the new president of the Northeast Window & Door Association. Elected by the association’s board of directors, Chen took over the reins of the regional trade group at the organization’s winter meeting in Mt. Laurel, N.J. on January 29, 2013.
Crystal's Chen with Chuck Scalzott... more »
January 15, 2013
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released its national policy agenda for 2013. The document outlines a number of legislative and regulatory policies that WDMA sees as top priorities for the window, door, and skylight industry that will aid in the recovery of the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the vital U.S. manufacturing sector.... more »
January 14, 2013
The American National Standards Institute has approved the 2012 edition of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard developed by the National Association of Home Builders and the International Code Council. Changes in the updated version of the residential standard impact energy efficiency requirements and scoring of remodeling projects.
"The introduction of the 2012 National... more »
January 3, 2013
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance will feature a variety of technical presentations at its 2013 Annual Conference, scheduled for February 5-8, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Astor in New Orleans. In addition to committee sessions, the event will offer numerous networking opportunities, including a Masquerade Ball.
“The presentations this year keep attendees on the leading edge of our... more »
December 18, 2012
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has launched three blogs on its website: Trade Secrets by Rich Walker, AAMA's president and CEO; Member Edge by Janice Yglesias, association services director; and Socially Speaking by Sam Sinkhorn, AAMA's communications coordinator.
“We are pleased to announce the launch of the AAMA blogs as they will enhance our online communications... more »
December 14, 2012
Glass for Europe, the association of Europe’s flat glass manufacturers, and EuroWindoor, the association of the fenestration industry in Europe, have issued a statement welcoming the publication by the European Commission of the second Ecodesign working plan. Specifically, the two groups are expressing satisfaction that the new plan recognizes the energy saving potential of windows and... more »
December 4, 2012
Window & Door magazine and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance re-launched the Window & Door Employment Center, an interactive job board that focuses on residential fenestration companies and professionals, offering the industry an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online job connections.
WDDA members and non-members can use the Window & Door Employment... more »
November 30, 2012
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has updated its AAMA 520-12 Voluntary Specification for Rating the Severe Wind-Driven Rain Resistance of Windows, Doors and Unit Skylights.
“The specification is applicable for use in testing and comparative rating of windows, doors and skylights that are used in areas which may be subjected to severe wind-driven rain,” says Ken... more »
October 29, 2012
At its September national conference, the Passive House Institute U.S. rolled out the first phase of a North American passive house window certification program. The initial goal is to calculate and make available valid thermal performance parameters for U.S. windows to provide designers with more choices and enable them to do building energy models with more confidence, officials state... more »