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NFRC CEO Jim Benney is Latest Departure from Organization






Jim Benney, who served as chief executive officer of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) since 2003, has left the organization, according to a statement from the NFRC’s Board of Directors. He’s the third veteran staffer to leave NFRC in recent months. … Continue reading




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New Organization Aims to Rate Window Attachments

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The newly launched Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC), which is part of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association, seeks to start a rating, labeling and certification program for energy efficiency in window attachments such as blinds, shades, shutters, drapes, awnings and … Continue reading




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NFRC Spring 2015 Ballot Cycle to Close Thursday






The Spring 2015 ballot cycle for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will close on Thursday, February 26. The seven ballots may be reviewed on the NFRC website, but only NFRC members in good standing are permitted to vote. Ballot … Continue reading




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NFRC Releases Spring Committee Week Schedule






The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will hold its Spring Committee Week March 23-25 in Memphis, Tenn. The schedule for the event can be found here, and registration can be accessed here. The deadline for registration is Friday, March 6, and prepayment … Continue reading




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Does Window Film Need Another Rating System?






Is there room for another window film rating system? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) thinks so. With a $1.6 million cost-shared grant from the DOE, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) has launched the new Attachments Energy Rating Council … Continue reading




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NFRC 2015 Spring Committee Week Registration Available






The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will hold its NFRC Spring Committee Week March 23-25 in Annapolis, Md. The event focuses on issues relating to the energy ratings of the fenestration industry. Registration is available on the NFRC’s website and … Continue reading




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NFRC Says It’s ‘Just Scratching the Surface’ in Ratings and Codes

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Since its founding in 1989, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has issued about 400 project-specific commercial label certificates and roughly 8,500 unique commercial product ratings. But senior program manager Ray McGowan wants to see those numbers go up. Way … Continue reading




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Suntuitive Gets NFRC Certified Products Approval






Self-tinting dynamic glass manufacturer Pleotint LLC announced its Suntuitive interlayer is now listed on the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Approved Interlayer List for laminated glass. “Having the Suntuitive interlayer included on the list is important to us on many … Continue reading




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Title 24 Awareness a Joint Effort in Fenestration Sectors






In July, the state of California put into effect the updated standards of its Title 24 building code, which includes increased stringency in its Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings. According to a summary by Title 24 Express, … Continue reading




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Wausau Gets ACE Approval From NFRC






The National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) has approved Wausau Window and Wall Systems as a Manufacturer Approved Calculation Entity (ACE) Organization under the Component Modeling Approach (CMA) Certification Program. Wausau products listed in NFRC’s Certified Products Directory include its operable … Continue reading




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