Posts Tagged ‘ skylights ’

EPA Outlines Final Pathway to Energy Star 7.0

Apr 2nd, 2021

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided an update this week, outlining the final phases toward Energy Star Version 7.0 for doors, windows and skylights. The session was provided as part of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Spring Committee Meeting. “We’re getting close,” said Doug Anderson, […]

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 […]

Latest Green Building Standard Provides New Pathways to Compliance

May 6th, 2020

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) released its latest ICC-700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), announcing that the 2020 edition is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and available for public download and use. Introduced in 2008, the standard stems from a collaborative effort between NAHB and the International Code Council (ICC), providing architects, builders and […]

AAMA Adds Skylight Fall Prevention Webpage

May 31st, 2018

Information previously included as a fact sheet about avoiding skylight falls has been updated and posted as a web page by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). This safety-focused web page provides statistics about falls and offers tips for avoiding them. “The issue of fall protection is not a new one, and every fall fatality […]

New AAMA Forecast Will Make Window Installers, Manufacturers Happy

May 1st, 2015

Demand for windows in new housing is through the roof. That’s according to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) 2014/2015 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers information on door, window and skylight market trends and product relationships. Total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2014 with strong gains—particularly in the multifamily […]

AAMA Releases New Guideline for Installing Preassembled Unit Skylights onto a Roof

Jun 11th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published AAMA 1607, “Voluntary Installation Guidelines for Unit Skylights.” This document provides a guideline for installing pre-assembled unit skylights onto a roof. “The AAMA 1607 document is the first and only comprehensive unit skylight installation guideline ever produced,” says Bob Sampson (RCS Consulting), chair of the AAMA 1607 Update […]

Door and Window Industry Benchmark Survey Now Available

Mar 24th, 2014

You must be a manufacturer of doors, windows or skylights to complete this survey. Building Industry Advisors and Door and Window Market (DWM) magazine have announced the launch of the Door & Window Industry Benchmark Survey for year-end 2013. The survey is now available for door and window manufacturers to complete and may be accessed […]

Skylights Highlight AIA Convention

Jun 21st, 2013

It’s designed to track and capture sunlight, lower overall energy consumption and be environmentally friendly all at once. One of several intricate light systems on display this week at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Denver, the Parans SP3 Solar Receiver made by Wasco Skylights is capable of harvesting the light from the […]

Clarifying Differences in NAFS and Canadian Building Codes

Nov 30th, 2012

Fenestration Canada hosted a webinar this week in an attempt to educate everyone from building officials to architects about the various changes to the building codes. It was evident from the dozens of questions asked at the webinar’s conclusion that those involved are working to understand the various codes and how they differ from one […]

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