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Baltimore Riots Shut Down Major Industry Events

The ongoing civil unrest in Baltimore has forced the cancellation of two major door and window industry events scheduled in the city this week. The Door Hardware Institute’s annual convention and trade show, which was scheduled to run Wednesday through … Continue reading

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Industry Association Cautions Against EPA Overregulation

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With policymakers in the United States Congress having just kicked off the new year, industry members and associations are eager to see how activity at the nation’s capital in 2015 will impact their respective trades. That attention is not lost … Continue reading

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North Carolina’s Temporary Low-E Building Code Rule Rejected by Review Commission

A temporary rule that allowed North Carolina permit holders to opt-out of using low-E fenestration products in residential construction has been rejected by the North Carolina Rules Review Commission (RRC). The Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s … Continue reading

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WDMA Market Study Projects Strong Growth for U.S Architectural Door Market

The architectural door market is poised for strong growth in 2015, according to a recently released study from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). The Architectural Door 2014 U.S. Market Study—prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia … Continue reading

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North Carolina Puts Low-E Code Loophole into Effect, Fenestration Industry Poised to Respond

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An emergency building code rule that was adopted in North Carolina in June regarding low-E glass was put into effect the first week of July. The state’s residential building code used to require the use of low-E windows for their … Continue reading

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House Proposes Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act

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In a rare display of bipartisanship, House Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) introduced a resolution aimed at increasing buildings’ energy efficiency. According to a press release on Blackburn’s website, H.R. 5027, or the Energy Savings and Building … Continue reading

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NAFS User Guide Now Available

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have released a User Guide to the 2011 AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS). The guide is the result of a multi-year effort by … Continue reading

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WDMA Releases 2014 Window & Entry Door U.S. Market Study

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released the WDMA Window and Entry Door Industry 2014 U.S. Market Study. The report is based on industry input for product shipments in 2013 and was prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy, a … Continue reading

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WDMA Members Take to Capitol Hill

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The EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP) continues to take center stage, when it comes to industry lobbying efforts. Specifically, the industry wants to make sure that the rule, which affects homes built before 1978, is not expanded … Continue reading

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AAMA/WDMA Report Predicts 6-Percent Increase for Nonresidential Glazing Market in 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have jointly released the December update to the “AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast.” According to the report, nonresidential construction activity has experienced slow growth, although … Continue reading

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