Posts Tagged ‘ NFRC ’

NFRC Selects 2013 Executive Committee, Seats New Board Members

Nov 30th, 2012

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has confirmed its list of board members for the 2013 term and has approved new members of its executive committee. Sneh Kumar of Kawneer (fenestration industry category) was one NFRC board member selected to serve a three-year term. Also chosen as NFRC board members were Jeff Baker of WestLab [...]

NFRC Creates New Website Designed for Window Shoppers

Sep 11th, 2012

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has a new website designed to help people shopping for windows determine how well these products will keep their homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter while also helping reduce energy costs. According to the company,, helps consumers compare the energy performance of windows so [...]

DOE Explores Attachments as an Added Way to Offer Energy-Efficient Benefits

Aug 16th, 2012

While Department of Energy (DOE) officials say they would love for all consumers to have access to more energy-efficient windows in their homes, Marc LaFrance, building envelope and windows research and development manager for the DOE, says he “knows that is unrealistic.” But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other options that can work alongside windows, [...]

NFRC Subcommittee Members Vote Against Proposed Research Projects

Jun 19th, 2012

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) held a special virtual meeting of the Research Subcommittee yesterday and one of the main agenda items was deciding whether the NFRC should proceed with two proposed research projects. Ultimately, members voted no to both proposals so they will not move to the request for proposal (RFP) stage for [...]

NFRC Postpones Requirement to Display Full CPD Number on Temporary Label

Jun 1st, 2012

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) announced its board of directors approved postponing the requirement for NFRC participants to display the full Certified Products Directory (CPD) number on the NFRC temporary label. According to the announcement, this delay is to offer participants additional time to prepare their labeling processes for the labeling requirement and the [...]

AAMA’s Western Region Holds Spring Meeting

May 1st, 2012

The Western Region board of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently held its spring meeting, inPortland,Ore., April 10-11. Meeting attendees had the opportunity to hear from experts on industry topics, as well as take part in an immersive learning experience via a tour of the Cardinal IG Hood River Facility. “Each of the presentations [...]

Verification Program Unveiled at NFRC; Manufacturers Pose Numerous Questions

Mar 29th, 2012

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) met this week in Austin, Texas, for its Spring Committee Week, and the Independent Verification Program (IVP) topped the list of items garnering the most amount of discussion. Scott Hanlon, NFRC program director, reminded members that the IVP will be a permanent addition to the organization’s rating process, advancing [...]

NFRC Requests Participants’ Comments on IVP Program Documents

Mar 12th, 2012

In order to meet the requirements as a recognized EPA Certification Body, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) announced it is introducing the Independent Verification Program (IVP) as an enhancement to the NFRC 700 Product Certification Program (PCP). According to NFRC, the IVP will verify ENERGY STAR-qualified and NFRC-rated fenestration products sold in the market [...]

NFRC Helps Retailers Keep Consumers Informed

Feb 21st, 2012

“Fenestration ratings are rarely understood by door and window consumers, but are critical to how they choose the window or door that best fits their needs,” says Tom Herron, senior manager, communications and marketing, National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). To make the process easier, the group is actively educating consumers about energy efficiency ratings through [...]

EPA Offers Energy Star Windows Verification to Additional Certification Bodies

Feb 16th, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent a letter to Energy Star Windows, Doors, and Skylights stakeholders this week informing them that it is opening verification testing for Energy Star Windows, Doors and Skylights to all certification bodies (CBs) that meet EPA’s requirements. “As a reminder, windows partners have agreed to verify ongoing product qualification as [...]