Posts Tagged ‘ NFRC ’

NFRC Expands Educational Outreach with New Hire

Oct 13th, 2017

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has hired Danielle Troiano as its senior director, education. Troiano will design educational and training initiatives aimed at helping NFRC’s program participants derive maximum value from its ratings program. She will also help NFRC’s many other audiences — including the public — better understand how windows, doors and skylights […]

NFRC Recognizes Members During Awards Ceremony

Oct 11th, 2017

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) recently presented three of its members with awards for their contributions to the organization during a reception held as part of the rating council’s fall membership meeting in San Diego. Emerging Leader Award – Jesse Winters This first award went to Jesse Winters, lead drafter with Window Tech Inc. […]

Energy Star: Privatize It or Keep it As Is?

May 23rd, 2017

DWM is currently running a poll that asks this question: If Energy Star Goes Away, Would Privatization Be Okay?  Well, I clicked on the link to register my vote and check the status of the results so far, and I must say that I am somewhat surprised that the results, as of this writing, are […]

NFRC to Host Webinar Series for Future Volunteer Leaders

May 18th, 2017

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) announced its Prospective Leaders Network Summer Series, designed to help “clear a path for aspiring volunteer leaders,” according to a release from the organization. This series of three webinars, held between June and August, will give an overview of some of the major aspects of NFRC’s residential Product Certification […]

NFRC Document Change to Undergo Second ANSI Public Review

Apr 28th, 2017

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) ANS Standards Committee approved a plan to submit a previously unimplemented, member-approved ballot change to NFRC 100; Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product U-factors. The public review and comment period is scheduled to run from April 28 – May 28, 2017. The announcement that a change to Section is […]

What if There Were No Energy Star?

Mar 15th, 2017

The news that a White House budget proposal could dismantle or privatize the Energy Star program shocked me. Wait, the government isn’t going to save money by cutting back on some of the major burdens on many industries, including door and window manufacturers? Like OSHA’s record-keeping requirements? Like the EPA’s lead paint rule? No, they […]

‘Window Technology Pathways’ Benefits Manufacturers

Feb 7th, 2017

On January 5, DWM published an article to introduce Window Technology Pathways, a white paper from the EPA and D+R International that outlines a new proposed methodology for analyzing window thermal performance. The call to action was for fenestration stakeholders to provide feedback. While the deadline to submit comments was February 3, it’s still worth […]

NFRC Documents to Undergo ANSI Public Review

Feb 2nd, 2017

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Board of Directors approved a plan to submit the three NFRC documents that are referenced in International Code Council (ICC) Building Codes to the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) process. The public review and comment period is scheduled to run from February 3 – March 20, 2017. The three […]

NFRC’s Redesigned Website Launches February 6

Jan 27th, 2017

The National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) redesigned website will launch on Monday, February 6. In addition to a more streamlined appearance, the association says the new site improves the user experience for NFRC’s licensees and the public by providing easier access to educational content and technical documents.  While members will land on a page with […]

NFRC Announces New Executive Committee

Jan 26th, 2017

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) elected a new executive committee and welcomed new NFRC board of directors (BOD) at a recent meeting in College Park, Md. NFRC CEO Deb Callahan said the revisions to the ex-officio body of the board are designed to make NFRC stronger by creating more opportunities for its members to rise […]

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