November 6, 2013
The Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office Emerging Technologies program announced it will add up to $1.6 million in new funding to develop a program to rate and certify the energy performance of both residential and commercial window attachments.
BTO’s prioritization tool, used for internal analysis, has indicated that the use of insulating and reflective window... more »
October 23, 2013
The National Fenestration Rating Council elected a new board of directors, effective January 2014. New or re-elected board members include:
Joe Jonely, vice president of engineering for AMSCO Windows
Paul Bush, technical services manager for the flat glass business of PPG Industries in Cheswick, Pa.
Christian Kohler, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Bipin Shah, president of... more »
October 21, 2013
The International Code Council has voted to adopt the AAMA/NPEA/NSA 2100-12 Specification for Sunrooms into the 2015 International Residential Code. The adoption of the reference standard means the IRC will now have five distinct categories of sunrooms for the purpose of uniformly applying the code's requirements to patio covers, sun porches, sunrooms, solariums and conservatories.
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October 1, 2013
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently issued a response to the final Energy Star Version 6.0 draft specification in regards to the skylight criteria development, recommending that the Environmental Protection Agency take the necessary steps to separate TDDs and skylight criteria. Continuing to dismiss the overall benefits of daylighting and the energy... more »
August 21, 2013
Due to the upcoming changes in the Ontario Building Code and NAFS-08, to be implemented January 1, 2014, Fenestration Canada, in collaboration with major door supplier members, has scheduled a series of informational seminars designed to update door pre-hangers on building code compliance and testing requirements, and to provide a general interpretation of the Ontario Building Code and NAFS-08.... more »
July 29, 2013
Hanley Wood LLC and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association have formed a strategic partnership to provide comprehensive data on the residential window, door and skylight market, as well as the architectural door market. The output of the research is designed to provide WDMA members with complete, dependable and timely intelligence to enable improved analysis and forecasting.
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July 23, 2013
Certification exams for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's FenestrationMasters program, a nationwide education and certification program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries, are now available. FenestrationMaster (advanced-level) and FenestrationAssociate (entry-level) students who have successfully completed... more »
July 11, 2013
To obtain a broader and deeper participation of window and door fabricators at all Fenestration Canada events, the organization once known as the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association is launching a Fabricators Council. The group will be spearheaded initially by Lisa Bergeron, government relations manager for Jeld-Wen of Canada, who serves as chair.
"It is our... more »
June 18, 2013
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Certification Gold Label, the association has announced a search contest for the oldest in-service window, door or skylight bearing an AAMA air-water-structural certification label.
“It would be an honor for a manufacturer to be recognized for the oldest in-service window, door or skylight, as it... more »
May 16, 2013
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has approved procedures for extending the term of its Hallmark certification from four years to a total of eight years. The new procedure is available to WDMA Hallmark licensees for actively certified products that have not changed during their initial four-year certification term and where the licensee follows the product renewal protocol, officials... more »