March 9, 2012
The National Fenestration Rating Council is seeking input for its Independent Verification Program, which has been under development for nearly two years in order to meet Environmental Protection Agency requirements as a certification body for the Energy Star program. The program is scheduled to go in effect in January 2013.
Under the program, NFRC-rated and Energy Star-qualified... more »
March 8, 2012
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed its 2012/2013 executive committee yesterday as it concluded its spring meeting and legislative conference in Washington, D.C. The WDMA board of directors elected Ann Duebner of Eggers Industries as the association's chair, succeeding Elaine Sagers of Pella Corp.
"As the industry continues to recover from the economic downtown, WDMA... more »
March 7, 2012
Washington, D.C.–The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is gathering here this week for its annual meeting and spring legislative conference. Members were updated yesterday on Congressional efforts to restore energy efficiency tax credits and curtail some of the Environmental Protection Agency's lead paint regulations before heading to Capitol Hill to meet their local... more »
March 1, 2012
Naples, Fla.–While the American Architectural Manufacturers Association celebrated its 75th anniversary at its conference here this past week, it was also business as usual at the meeting. The event featured a variety of task group and committee meetings, with notable developments in the areas of installation and green standards, and an update on a program to enable life cycle analysis of... more »
January 30, 2012
The National Fenestration Rating Council has developed a program designed to help window and door retailers educate consumers, and is now offering free fact sheets that can be used to explain energy efficiency performance numbers.
“NFRC was inspired to start the retailer program when the organization began noticing an increase in the number of calls from consumers inquiring about how... more »
January 17, 2012
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released its legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2012. The 16-page document urges policymakers to consider incentives that would spur the purchase of energy efficient windows, doors and skylights, and also asks Congress to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency.
"This new year brings an election, but it should not bring... more »
January 6, 2012
The National Fenestration Rating Council has revised its annual meeting cycle to include two meetings rather than three. This change will take effect during 2012.
This new cycle is a result of direct requests from many stakeholders who stated they didn’t have enough time to meet and invest the work needed to move the NFRC’s important programs forward, explainsCheryl Gendron,... more »
January 3, 2012
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is preparing to celebrate its 75th anniversary when members gather for the organization's annual conference at the end of February. Set for the Naples Grande Beach Hotel in Naples, Fla., the event will also include regular AAMA business meetings, including sessions devoted to green product certification, codes and regulatory affairs and... more »
November 30, 2011
Seeking to reduce severe unemployment in the construction industry, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently sent a letter to Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Ways and Means asking for effective tax incentives relating to energy-efficient fenestration products for homeowners.
"AAMA members represent 143,000... more »
November 28, 2011
The 2011 edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, NAFS North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights has received final approval and is now available. An update of a 2008 edition, the 2011 NAFS standard is the result of a multi-year effort by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Canadian Standards Association and Window & Door... more »