Posts Tagged ‘ National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) ’

Research Director Backs NFRC’s Predictions for Increased Demand

Apr 1st, 2021

Amid the welcoming remarks for its Spring Committee Meeting this week, officials for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) predicted continued increases in the market for doors and windows. That message was echoed Tuesday in a fenestration market outlook provided by Nick St. Denis, director of research for Key Media and Research ([DWM]’s parent company). […]

NFRC Opens Spring Committee Meeting on Notes of Optimism

Mar 30th, 2021

“The green wave is coming,” announced officials for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) yesterday, and along with it an expected 25% increase in the market for doors and windows, they added. That was one of several messages used to usher in the council’s Annual Spring Committee Meeting this week, which is being held virtually. […]

NFRC Looks to Fill Additional Seat on ANS Committee for Fenestration Issues

Mar 25th, 2021

Due to the interest the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) received earlier this year for seats on its American National Standards (ANS) Committee, the organization is opening an additional general interest user position on the committee. As an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer (ASD), NFRC’s ANS Committee oversees any changes to its […]

FenStar Ensures Your Customers Know Their Windows Meet Energy Star Standards

Mar 1st, 2021

It isn’t surprising that a recent survey of homebuyers found that energy efficiency is a major driver for decision making. Energy-efficient products, from washers and dryers to kitchen stoves and ranges, save consumers money and cut back on energy use. In a survey done by the National Association of Home Builders, homebuyers ranked the types […]

NFRC Spring Committee Meeting: Hear the 2021 Window Market Outlook, New Administration Changes for Fenestration

Feb 26th, 2021

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), which rates the energy-efficiency of windows, doors, and skylights (also known as fenestration products), has invited Door and Window Market Magazine to share its forecast for the 2021 door and window industry at its Spring Committee Virtual Meeting from March 29-31, 2021. Research Director Nick St. Denis will discuss […]

NFRC Posts Immediate Opening on ANS Committee Overseeing Fenestration Issues

Feb 16th, 2021

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the nonprofit organization that establishes objective window, door, and skylight energy-performance ratings, has an immediate opening on its American National Standards (ANS) Committee. As an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer (ASD), NFRC’s ANS Committee oversees any changes to its energy-rating programs for fenestration products and ensures […]

Energy Experts Define How Glass Can Play Important Role in Achieving Energy Goals

Nov 6th, 2020

When the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) met for its fall meeting, the keynote speaker outlined how glass can play a role in reducing our carbon output. Edward Mazria, founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, gave the opening keynote and started with a bold statement: “We know now that we are in a full blown […]

Energy Experts Share Thoughts on Trends and What the Industry Really Needs

Oct 20th, 2020

“Are you going to stand by and let competitors come in or are you going to get involved?” Those were the words of Marc LaFrance, windows technology manager on the emerging technologies team at the Department of Energy (DOE), when he appeared as part of a panel discussion this week during the virtual fall meeting […]

NFRC Meets Virtually; EPA and DOE Outline Updates Involving Fenestration

Oct 19th, 2020

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is hosting its fall membership meetings this week—virtually of course—and there were several important updates for companies involved in manufacturing or selling doors and windows. Officials from both the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offered an update on activities as they pertain to fenestration. […]

Understanding the New NFRC Condensation Index

Aug 18th, 2020

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) explained the new Condensation Index to the industry last week in a webinar hosted by Dennis Anderson, program manager. He started by telling many of the window manufacturers in attendance what they already know. “When condensation appears the first thing the consumer wants to do is blame the window […]

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