June 14, 2011
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 »
May 26, 2011
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 »
May 16, 2011
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 »
May 11, 2011
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 »
May 3, 2011
The National Glass Association, publisher of Window & Door, and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance have moved. The organizations are in new offices located at 1945 Old Gallows Rd., Suite 750, Vienna, VA 22182.
The phone number for Window & Door and WDDA remains the same (703/442-4890).
Contact information for the Window & Door editorial and... more »
April 26, 2011
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is commending 12 U.S. Senators who collectively sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson questioning the EPA’s efforts to further amend the current Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Regulations. The April 15 letter questions proposed clearance testing requirements, as well as EPA's analysis of... more »
April 26, 2011
As tornado season escalates and increased tornado activity has devastated parts of the Midwest and the South during the past few weeks, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released a voluntary specification for testing and rating windows and other fenestration products that will be exposed to tornados and similar extreme wind and rain conditions.
AAMA 512-11, Voluntary... more »
April 18, 2011
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance board of directors has elected David Cooper of Guardian Industries Corp. as president for a two-year term. He succeeds Ray Wakefield of Trulite Industries, who has been active at various levels within the organization for the past 11 years.
“IGMA has demonstrated world-class leadership as a technical advisor in... more »
April 7, 2011
Training courses for the FenestrationMasters professional certification program, introduced last year by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, are now available. Targeted at professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries, FenestrationMasters offers training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards.
The coursework can be... more »
March 21, 2011
Efficiency First, a trade organization for the home performance industry is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 23, at 12:30 p.m. EST looking at the future of the whole house energy performance upgrade business.
The session will discuss the status of Home Star, the legislation that stalled in Congress last year that would have provided rebates for homeowners to upgrade the energy efficiency of... more »