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WDMA Seeks to Validate EPDs

May 1st, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has submitted a formal application for accreditation as a certification body that verify/validate Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for accreditation by the American National StandardsInstitute (ANSI) for its Hallmark Certification Program. Certification bodies seeking to be accredited by ANSI to conduct validation/verification of EPD are required to comply with [...]

Early Bird Discounts Ending Soon for WDMA Annual Technical Conference

Apr 25th, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) Annual Technical Conference will be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel from Tuesday, June 17 to Thursday, June 19. The program comprises of two-and-a-half days of technical sessions, table-top exhibits and networking. Sessions will include reporting on current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes, procedures and emerging [...]

WDMA Annual Technical Conference June 17-19, 2014 in Pittsburgh

Apr 21st, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Alliance (WDMA) announced that the president of the Green Building Initiative, Jerry Yudelson, will speak at the 2014 WDMA Technical Conference. Yudelson was named head of the Green Building Initiative in January. He is a LEED Fellow, GSA National Peer Professional and the author of 13 books about green buildings, water [...]

WDMA Members Take to Capitol Hill

Apr 4th, 2014

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The EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP) continues to take center stage, when it comes to industry lobbying efforts. When members of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) took to Capitol Hill this week they talked to lawmakers about the LRRP rule, while also asking them to support neutral green building systems [...]

WDMA Announces New Leadership Team

Apr 3rd, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced its new leadership team abercrombie & fitch soldes zapatillas asics running mbt calzature cheap ray ban At the WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, the WDMA board of directors elected Steve Donner of Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows in Oceanside, Calif, as the association’s 2014-2015 [...]

WDMA and NLBMDA Lobby Congress about Lead and Energy Rules

Apr 1st, 2014

Jerry Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders said housing is on its way to recovery.

Visits to Capitol Hill for legislation lobbying began today at the 2014 Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, hosted by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) Held in Arlington, Va, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, attendees were briefed on lobbying basics before listening to [...]

Construction Industry Urges OSHA to Withdraw Silica Rule

Feb 13th, 2014

Some construction industry-related groups are asking the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to withdraw its proposed rule to drastically lower the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of crystalline silica for the construction industry. Input for the last comment period was due February 11, 2014. “OSHA’s current permissible exposure limits (PELs) for crystalline silica were adopted [...]

EPA Releases Final Energy Star Specification

Jan 17th, 2014

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After months of revisions, feedback and comments, today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Energy Star Version 6.0 Residential Windows, Doors, and Skylights Specification. The new guidelines will take effect January 1, 2015, with the exception of the Northern Zone prescriptive and equivalent energy performance criteria for windows, which will take effect [...]

WDMA Releases 2014 National Policy Agenda

Jan 16th, 2014

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has released its legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2014. “Manufacturers are ramping up their factories again, but policymakers need to know that overly-burdensome regulations and continued uncertainty about the fiscal priorities of Congress and the Administration continue to threaten the economic recovery,” says WDMA chair Mike Salsieder, president [...]

Congress Fails to Extend Tax Credits—For Now

Jan 7th, 2014

Three tax incentives that have relevance to the door, window and skylight industry were among the 55 allowed to expire at the beginning of 2014, but the door and window industry isn’t ready to write them off just yet. Ben Gann, director of legislative affairs and grassroots activities for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association [...]