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  • The National Fenestration Rating Council has launched windowratings.org. The new, consumer-oriented website is designed to help people shopping for windows to determine how well fenestration products will keep their homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter while also helping them reduce their energy costs.   According to Jim Benney, NFRC CEO, the site is designed to... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors is officially inviting all industry professionals to attend its exhibition and convention this year. The event, traditionally geared to AMD members, is scheduled for October 8-12 at the Kentucky Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. Today, according to Rosalie Leone, AMD CEO, it's "more imporant than ever that AMD continues to provide an... more »
  • The Building Performance Institute Inc. has published the BPI-1100-T-2012 Home Energy Auditing Standard.  The document is designed to provide the home performance industry with a resource to enable home energy audits to be conducted in alignment with current industry practices. The new standard provides the protocols to conduct a building-science-based evaluation of existing detached... more »
  • The Fenestration Manufacturers Association, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the WIndow & Door Manufacturers Association have issued FMA/AAMA/WDMA 300-12, "Standard Practice for the Installation of Exterior Doors in Wood Frame Construction for Extreme Wind/Water Exposure." The document covers applications in residential and light commercial buildings,... more »
  • More than 27 leading associations, including the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, have formed the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition. Formed in response to continued movement within the U.S. Green Building Council to discourage the use of vinyl in buildings, the coalition will work "to promote and... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association's I.S.6A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Stile and Rail Doors and I.S.1A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Wood Flush Doors, are now open for ballot for recognition as American National Standards. WDMA I.S.6A-11 defines the aesthetic grades and performance duty levels for interior architectural wood stile and rail doors. WDMA I.S.... more »
  • Leaders of four European fenestration and facade associations signed a cooperative agreement in June to continue collaborative activities covering all materials under the EuroWindoor umbrella. Originally formed in 1999, EuroWindoor represents 30 national associations in Europe involved in metal, wood, PVC and glass products.     From left to right, Frank Koos, EuroWindoor... more »
  • Code activity and internet marketing were major topics at the annual meeting of Fenestration Canada, held earlier in June at the Fairmont Château Montebello in Montebello, Quebec. The event also saw the election of new board members and the naming of the former Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association's annual C.P. Loewen Award. Jeff Baker, Fenestration Canada’s technical... more »
  • Design Wind Loads for Windows and Doors using ASCE 7 is the subject of the first webinar to be hosted by the Northeast Window & Door Association. Free to members, the event is scheduled for June 14 at 1 p.m. (ET). Joe Reed, director of engineering and product testing at Architectural Testing will lead the session, which will review ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association and the Fenestration Manufacturers Association have reached an agreement in principle to formally affiliate and eventually integrate operations. The plan allows the window, door and skylight industry to enhance and expand its representation in the Southeastern United States, officials state. WDMA, a national industry association with offices in... more »