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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 [...]

Twenty-Three Congressional Members Urge for Re-examination of Energy Star

Apr 19th, 2013

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Following the news this week that The Coalition for Home Energy Efficiency launched a campaign to urge Congress and President Obama to oppose proposed changes to the Energy Star program, 23 members of Congress have now joined this cause. A bipartisan group of 23 members of Congress have requested that the Obama Administration “reexamine the [...]

Coalition Formed to “Save” Energy Star

Apr 15th, 2013

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The Coalition for Home Energy Efficiency, a group of citizens, manufacturers and retailers who want to “preserve and protect the Energy Star program and its promise of an easy choice for consumers,” launched a campaign today to “save” the Energy Star program. The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is one industry group whose members [...]

AAMA and WDMA Release 2012/2013 Industry Review and Forecast

Apr 4th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have jointly released the “AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast.” The report provides information on the door, window and skylight market trends and product relationships. In 2012, new residential construction activity closed with a 26.5-percent improvement compared to 2011, [...]