Posts Tagged ‘ NFRC ’

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 [...]

NFRC Passes Several Ballots, Tables Others and Has Board Member Changes

Apr 11th, 2013

Michael Thoman, Architectural Testing Inc., discusses air leakage rating and labeling at the NFRC Spring 2013 Committee Meeting Week in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) discussed several additional balloted codes and edits during days two and three of its Spring Committee Meetings in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Ratings Committee convened Tuesday afternoon, opening with discussions from the NFRC 700 Product Certification Program (PCP) and NFRC 705 Component Modeling Approach (CMA) Certification subcommittees. NFRC members [...]

Ballots Passed at the 2013 NFRC Spring Committee Meeting

Apr 9th, 2013

Jeff Baker (left) today announced his resignation as chair of the technical committee.

Following two days of technical subcommittee meetings, the technical committee convened this morning at the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) 2013 Spring Committee Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla., and passed several balloted changes. The ballots covered editorial changes for: • NFRC 400 from the air leakage subcommittee; • NFRC 500 Complex Glazings from the condensation [...]

NFRC 2013 Committee Meeting Week Opens

Apr 8th, 2013


The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) 2013 Committee Meeting Week in St. Petersburg, Fla., kicked off today with several committee blocks as well as a networking luncheon and presentation followed by two optional tours. For the first day of the meeting, attendees began with a research and technology committee block, including optical properties, research and [...]

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, [...]