Posts Tagged ‘ NFRC ’

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

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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

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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 […]

National Fenestration Rating Council Announces 2nd Annual Student Film Contest

Apr 17th, 2015

Attention parents of future filmmakers: The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is now accepting submissions for its second annual student film contest. NFRC initiated the contest in 2014 to celebrate 25 years of service to architects, builders and consumers. College students in the U.S. and Canada are invited to demonstrate the different energy performance ratings that […]

Wausau Gets ACE Approval From NFRC

Nov 20th, 2014

The National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) has approved Wausau Window and Wall Systems as a Manufacturer Approved Calculation Entity (ACE) Organization under the Component Modeling Approach (CMA) Certification Program. Wausau products listed in NFRC’s Certified Products Directory include its operable and fixed windows, sliding glass doors and unitized curtainwall. In 2009, Wausau’s John Kolbeck and Tom […]

Milgard Engineering Manager Elected to 2015 NFRC Board of Directors

Nov 6th, 2014

Kevin Vilhauer, engineering manager of testing and certification at Milgard, is one of five newly elected members in the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) board of directors. Vilhauer represents the primary residential product manufacturer in the fenestration category. “This has been an especially exciting election because we ended up with four new people on the […]

NFRC Documents Receive ANSI Designation

Oct 28th, 2014

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has announced that three of its documents have earned the American National Standard (ANS) designation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The three NFRC documents referenced in International Code Council building codes were the ones subjected to the process. The documents, with their new designations, are: ANSI/NFRC 100-2014: […]