Inaugural Skylight Newsletter Addresses Industry Issues

A newsletter designed to serve as the information resource for specifiers and manufacturers of skylights has been launched by the Skylight Council of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).

"The goal of the publication is to give voice to skylight-related technical, regulatory, legislative, marketing and certification issues, in order to ensure that appropriate standards are established, maintained and communicated," said Chris Magnuson, of WASCO Products Inc., who is first vice president of the AAMA Skylight Council.

"Skylights serve a unique, but sometimes misunderstood, role in fenestration, since they are installed on roofs in either a sloped or horizontal plane," said Magnuson. "Their accepted application is to add natural lighting in an aesthetically pleasing way. Our challenge is to educate the market as to the additional benefits of overhead daylighting, namely, energy conservation. By doing so, we hope to achieve increased code recognition that will allow greater use of energy-saving skylights in building envelope design," concludes Magnuson.

The newsletter's inaugural issue includes articles on hail resistance codes and skylights, tips on daylighting with skylights, a summary of news events relating to skylights and a full report on activities of the AAMA Skylight Council.

To request a subscription to the Skylight Council Newsletter, contact Angela Dickson of AAMA at, or to learn more about the AAMA Skylight Council, visit

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