Posts Tagged ‘ NFRC ’

NFRC Elects New Executive Committee

Jan 10th, 2014

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) elected a new executive committee and welcomed its new board of directors during a meeting in Dallas on January 8. As part of the elections, Jeff Baker of WESTLab was named the group’s new chair. He is joined by the following members of the executive committee elected this week: [...]

NFRC and Partners Win DOE Grant to Promote U.S. Technologies in South Africa

Dec 19th, 2013

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has been awarded a $450,000, two-year U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) cooperative agreement. The NFRC and the other groups taking part in the project will promote U.S. technologies, energy efficiency, and renewable energy in South Africa. NFRC will provide technical information, fenestration rating and certification methods, and provide limited [...]

NFRC Creates Public Whiteboard for Certification Labels

Dec 19th, 2013

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has created a whiteboard to help the public understand the value of its certification label without having to understand the science behind it. “We’ve taken a complex topic and made it easy for anyone to grasp in under two minutes,” says Tom Herron, NFRC’s senior manager, communications and marketing. [...]

NFRC Elects New Board Members

Oct 24th, 2013

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) recently held elections for its board of directors. Nominated and elected by NFRC membership, the following people will join the board or have been re-elected in the following seats: Joe Jonely will assume a Fenestration Industry (unspecified) seat. He has been with AMSCO Windows in Salt Lake City, Utah, [...]

A Fresh Perspective on the NFRC

Oct 3rd, 2013

Attending the NFRC meeting last week as a guest speaker provided me with a fresh perspective on this organization and how it is eager to expand and broaden participation among manufacturers of fenestration products. Back in the day, I attended NFRC meetings when the organization was in its infancy. I have seen our industry transform [...]

NFRC Names Michael Thoman 2013 Member of the Year

Sep 26th, 2013

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has named Michael J. Thoman as the 2013 Dariush Arasteh Member of the Year. Nominated by his peers, Thoman was chosen as the award’s recipient by the NFRC board of directors. In his 13-year history with NFRC, Thoman has proved to be a tireless leader and diligent collaborator, having [...]

NFRC Names Michael Thoman 2013 Member of the Year

Sep 25th, 2013

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has named Michael J. Thoman as the 2013 Dariush Arasteh Member of the Year. Nominated by his peers, Thoman was chosen as the award’s recipient by the NFRC board of directors. In his 13-year history with NFRC, Thoman has proved to be a tireless leader and diligent collaborator, having [...]

NFRC Documents to Undergo ANSI Process

Aug 19th, 2013

The National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) announced its board of directors has approved a plan to submit the three NFRC documents referenced in International Code Council (ICC) Building Codes for the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) process in 2014. The three documents to be submitted for public review, comment and the full ANSI consensus process [...]

NFRC Fall 2013 Ballot Cycle in Process

Aug 14th, 2013

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Fall 2013 ballot cycle opened for comment by current NFRC members. Results will be presented and discussed at the Fall 2013 NFRC membership meeting which will be held September 23-25 in Tempe, Ariz. Items up for comment include NFRC 101 Ballot, which clarifies language regarding timelines, staff responsibilities for [...]

NFRC 100 and 200 Adapted to Allow Certain Shading Devices to be Rated for U-Factor, SHGC

Apr 18th, 2013

The National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Board of Directors has approved changes to its NFRC 100 and NFRC 200 standards, allowing certain shading devices to be rated for U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC). These changes apply to products that use shading systems (blinds, shades, etc.) “that are integral to the product as shipped [...]