Posts Tagged ‘ WDMA ’

New WDMA Brochure Troubleshoots Indoor Condensation on Windows

Dec 20th, 2013

Cold Weather Condensation is a new brochure published by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) that discusses the circumstances under which condensation can appear on windows during cold weather and describes methods that may reduce the likelihood or severity of this happening. The brochure contains updated recommendations on indoor relative humidity, which is the [...]

WDMA to Create Product Category Rules for Architectural Wood Doors

Dec 19th, 2013

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) National Architectural Door Council (NADC) has initiated a project to create ISO-compliant Product Category Rules (PCR) for architectural wood flush and stile and rail doors (CSI Master Codes 08 04 00). Creation of a PCR is the first step, so door manufacturers can develop ISO-compliant Life Cycle Assessments [...]

WDMA Architectural Wood Door Standards Approved as American National Standards

Nov 4th, 2013

Two of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) Total Product Performance™ standards for interior architectural wood doors have been approved as American National Standards. ANSI/WDMA I.S.1A-13, Industry Standard for Interior Architectural Wood Flush Doors, and ANSI/WDMA I.S.6A-13, Industry Standard for Interior Architectural Wood Stile and Rail Doors have received their recognition from the American [...]

AAMA and WDMA Release Updated Review and Forecast Prediction

Sep 3rd, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have jointly released the August update to the AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers information on door, window and skylight market trends and product relationships. New Housing Market Total housing starts continued to grow in 2012 with strong gains in both [...]

EPA Issues Final Energy Star Draft; WDMA Says Industry Concerns Ignored

Jul 31st, 2013

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed final draft of the Version 6.0 specification for doors, windows and skylights today which includes a proposal to delay the implementation date. Meanwhile, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), criticizes the EPA for ignoring industry concerns. EPA says it has reviewed the input submitted by [...]

WDMA Extends Term of Hallmark Certification

May 17th, 2013

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) Hallmark Certification Committee approved procedures for extending the term of Hallmark certification from four years up to a total of eight years. The new procedure is available to WDMA Hallmark licensees for actively certified products that have not changed during their initial four-year certification term and where the [...]

Legislation Aims to Develop National Energy Efficiency Strategy

May 3rd, 2013

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U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman insist that it’s time to put political ideology aside for the sake of the nation, re-introducing a bill hailed by both the New Hampshire Democrat and Ohio Republican as a bipartisan roadmap to an improved national energy efficiency strategy. The bill calls for state-based commercial energy-efficiency programs that [...]

ICC Approves Proposal Regarding Dynamic Glazing in Residential Applications

Apr 23rd, 2013

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings continues this week in Dallas, and today the committee approved a proposal regarding dynamic glazing. Proposal CE161, part 2, introduced by Dr. Helen Sanders, Sage Electrochromics, proposed that the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), R402.3.2 (N1102.3.2) be revised to include dynamic glazing. “Dynamic glazing shall be permitted [...]

ICC Disapproves Proposals Regarding Overhangs

Apr 23rd, 2013

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings continue this week in Dallas, and today the committee disapproved two proposals related to overhangs. RE66 was proposed by Don Surrena, CBO, representing National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and his proposal would have added the following language to R402.3.3 (IRC N1102.3.3): In Climate Zones 1 through [...]

ICC Approves Code Proposal Regarding WOCD’s

Apr 22nd, 2013

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings got underway yesterday in Dallas, and a few industry-related code proposals have already been approved. Among these, EB15-13, proposed by Jeff Inks of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), was approved with modifications. The proposal sought to adapt sections 702.4, “Window opening control devices (WOCD),” and [...]