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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Glass Association of North America, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and Window and Door Manufacturers Association have joined together to collectively address "life cycle assessment" of fenestration products, an emerging demand from the sustainable building community. "LCA has become a critical component in clearly... more »
  • The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is adding in September the Certified Remodeler Project Manager (CRPM) education and certification program to its member services. The program was developed by a working group of members with direct experience in project management with the goal of professionalizing the project manager role in the residential remodeling industry, the organization... more »
  • Following up on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approval of a bill which would “defund” the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting activities, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association is urging legislative leaders to continue to examine the $1.5 billion LRRP and amendment rules, and to contemplate the impact of these rules on... more »
  • Homeowners are telling remodeling contractors that the costs of compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rules are too high, according to a National Association of the Remodeling Industry study.  More than three quarters of the remodelers surveyed report that potential or current homeowner clients have indicated to them they would opt... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors has released the second draft edition of its Side-Hinged Exterior Door System (SHEDS) Standard for public comment. The standard is designed to create a procedure for structurally rating a side-hinged exterior door systems that allows for substitution of  components. The standard utilizes the ASTM E330 test method and also provides a test method for... more »
  • Minneapolis–American Architectural Manufacturers Association members tackled a full agenda at its national summer conference held here last week. Topics covered in various sessions included lead paint, window tax credits, the next phase of Energy Star, AAMA's green rating program and more. At the meeting's regulatory affairs session, attendees received a broad update of regulations, with... more »
  • Minneapolis–American Architectural Manufacturers Association members tackled a full agenda at its national summer conference held here last week. Topics covered in various sessions included lead paint, window tax credits, the next phase of Energy Star, AAMA's green rating program and much more.  At the meeting's regulatory affairs session, attendees received a broad update of... more »
  • The scope of the International Code Council's International Green Construction Code will remain limited to commercial construction due to the initial approval of one of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association's proposed amendments at hearings conducted last week in Dallas, the organization reports. Other amendments backed by WDMA removed onerous requirements for comprehensive building... more »
  • Representatives of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance urged White House officials today to block the Environmental Protection Agency from adding new lead clearance test requirements to its Renovation, Repair and Painting program rules. Meeting with officials from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which has oversight over new federal regulations, the WDDA members detailed... more »
  • Attendees of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Southeast Region spring meeting held in early May in Charlotte, N.C., toured the new Institute for Business and Home Safety testing facility that simulates hurricane conditions. Representatives from IBHS offered information on the validation work that involves flow stimulation development and testing of a replica of the Texas Tech... more »