Posts Tagged ‘ WDMA ’

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 [...]

WDMA Publishes TM 14-13 on Interior Wood Coatings

Dec 23rd, 2013

The Window and Door Manufacturer Association TM 14-13, Test Method for Factory Applied Clear and Pigmented Coatings for Interior Prefinished Wood and Wood Cellulosic Composites Used for Millwork, has been revised and updated, and is now available in the WDMA Online Bookstore.

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 [...]