Posts Tagged ‘ NFRC ’

NFRC Announces New Members of Board of Directors

Nov 11th, 2015

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has named five newly elected members of the 2016 board of directors. Greg McKenna (Kawneer/Alcoa) will represent the commercial fenestration industry, Jeff Baker (WESTLab) is the laboratory board member, and Mahabir Bhandari (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Ravi Srinivasan (University of Florida) and Daniel Huard (USGBC) will serve in general […]

Deb Callahan Appointed NFRC’s CEO

Oct 14th, 2015


Deb Callahan has been appointed chief executive officer of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) by the organization’s board of directors. Callahan had been acting  CEO since June 2015 while also serving as the organization’s chief operating officer. “After thoughtful and deliberate consideration, we are delighted that Deb will lead NFRC as we refine our existing programs […]

NFRC Names Garrett Stone Dariush Arasteh Memorial Member of the Year

Oct 1st, 2015

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) announced Garrett Stone of Stone Mattheis Xenopoulos & Brew, PC as the Dariush Arasteh Memorial Member of the Year. Stone has been involved with NFRC since its founding. In presenting the award, Pella’s Joseph Hayden (the 2014 award recipient), said Garrett Stone, “has tirelessly promoted the widespread adoption of […]

NFRC’s New Document is Ready for Your Review

Sep 21st, 2015

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) wants your feedback. Its ANS Standards Committee and NFRC Board of Directors approved a plan to submit changes to the ANSI/NFRC 100: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product U-factors for public review. These changes, which were balloted and approved by NFRC membership at the spring 2015 committee week meeting, have […]

These are the NFRC’s Interim CEO’s Top Priorities

Aug 27th, 2015

The National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) interim CEO, Deb Callahan, is introducing and implementing the organization’s “new vision.” She took over the role after the previous CEO, Jim Benney, departed in July. A New Vision The former vision was, “The recognized leader in energy performance rating and certification programs for fenestration products.” The revised vision? “NFRC is the […]

Industry Leaders Tell Congress How to Achieve Efficiency

Jul 23rd, 2015


Sustainable-building leaders had their chance to lobby for energy efficiency improvements and offered their takes on how to get there at a recent industry expo on Capitol Hill. Kiere DeGrandchamp, president of Gettysburg, Pa.-based High Performance Homes and one of four panelists at the Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo, said houses that reach […]

NFRC Fall Meeting Online Registration Opens

Jul 21st, 2015

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will hold its fall membership meeting September 21-23 in Minneapolis. Online registration can be accessed here. Early bird registration closes on August 26, and the deadline for registration is  September 16. Registration prepayment is required. Hotel accommodations with the NFRC meeting hotel, the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, are discounted. Rooms can be reserved […]

NFRC CEO Jim Benney is Latest Departure from Organization

Jul 6th, 2015

Jim Benney, who served as chief executive officer of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) since 2003,  is no longer with the organization, according to a statement from the NFRC’s Board of Directors. He’s the third veteran staffer to leave NFRC in recent months. Chief operating officer Deb Callahan will serve as interim CEO while the board […]

New Organization Aims to Rate Window Attachments

Jun 30th, 2015


The newly launched Attachments Energy Ratings Council (AERC), which is part of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association, seeks to start a rating, labeling and certification program for energy efficiency in window attachments such as blinds, shades, shutters, drapes, awnings and solar shades. The organization was formed in January and is supported by $1.6 million in […]

Pella Corporation to Acquire Luxury Fenestration Fabricator

Apr 20th, 2015

Grabill's doors and windows are on the high-end side, a market sector Pella wants to penetrate more.

After being family owned for almost 30 years, Grabill Windows and Doors now has a new owner. Pella Corp., a major manufacturer of doors and windows, has announced its plan to acquire the Almont, Mich.-based company, which manufactures designer and custom luxury fenestration. Formerly known as Grabill Inc., the company will now be known as […]