Posts Tagged ‘ National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) ’

Public Review Open for NFRC Standards

Oct 18th, 2022

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Board of Directors has approved three NFRC documents which are now open for public review according to the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) process. The public review and comment period will run until Nov. 28, 2022. The three documents to be submitted for public review, comment, and the full […]

NFRC Fall Membership Meeting Scheduled for October in San Diego

Sep 23rd, 2022

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) announced its fall membership meeting will be held October 24-26, 2022, at the Catamaran Resort, in San Diego. The meeting will consist of discussion and deliberation on 16 ballots, updates on current projects by various task groups, committee updates and continuing the emerging technology series. The emerging technology series […]

Why Windows Matter – Windows, Mental Health, and the Fenestration Industry

Aug 23rd, 2022

Ironically, writing this blog post has been trickier than the others because it’s the topic with the most research behind it. It also makes the most sense since no one gets excited about the idea of sitting in a windowless room for any time –barring those requiring it, of course, like movie theaters. But while […]

ASTM, NFRC Working Through Numerous Updates and Initiatives

Jun 9th, 2022

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2022 Virtual Summer Conference on Tuesday, June 7, highlighted updates to industry organizations and standards, including upcoming initiatives for ASTM International and the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). Amy Roberts, director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations, discussed ASTM International’s recent C14 committee on glass and glass products […]

NFRC Spring Committee Meeting 2022 Recap

Apr 26th, 2022

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) held its Spring Committee Hybrid Meeting recently that allowed people physically attending in Philadelphia and those attending from their homes or offices to participate in the consensus process that guides the organization’s procedures and programs. Ten ballots were presented for this meeting, six of which passed membership debate and […]

NFRC Participates in Solar Decathlon 2022 Design Challenge

Apr 8th, 2022

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon® 2022 Design Challenge with Steve Urich, senior director of programs, serving on the jury for the Retrofit Housing category. The Solar Decathlon is a 20-year-old competition that encourages college students worldwide to “design and build high-performance, low-carbon buildings that […]

Registration and Ballots Open for NFRC Spring Committee Hybrid Meeting

Feb 7th, 2022

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will host an in-person meeting for the first time in two years, though the organization will continue to offer a virtual option. March 21-23, 2022, NFRC members, participants, and other interested parties are invited to either attend the Spring Committee Meeting in Philadelphia or join online. “It has been […]

NFRC Launches Improved Consumer-Focused Website

Jan 21st, 2022

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and the Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) have redesigned and updated the efficientwindows.org website to help educate the consumer on the benefits of energy-efficient windows. Since the NFRC acquired the site, the association has steadily improved it, with updates to content and design, collaboration with other industry experts, and upgrades […]

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Get Involved with NFRC

Dec 13th, 2021

Despite 2021 being a year of online meetings and missed connections with colleagues in person, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) succeeded in laying the groundwork for new and improved programs, engaged members, and increased dialogue within the industry. As plans develop for more in-person meetings, as well as continued online meetings, now is a […]

Official Says DOE Foots Majority of the Risk in New Product Development

Nov 2nd, 2021

With Energy Star Version 7.0 hanging in the final phases of development, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) invited representatives from the Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to provide updates last week, including a discussion about the technologies that might help door and […]

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