During its upcoming fall meeting, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will present findings of a four-month-long independent study that assessed its commercial program and future opportunities. The study was conducted by building and sustainability consultant The Cadmus Group, and the meetings will be held in Denver October 3-5.
Cadmus conducted interviews with commercial manufacturers, building code officials and design-build professionals in major U.S. cities. “The results shed light on the state of commercial certification throughout the country, better positioning NFRC to reinvigorate its program in alignment with substantiated market needs,” according to NFRC.
In addition to delivering its findings, Cadmus will host other breakout sessions at the meetings. Discussions will include codes and government groups, component system suppliers and design professionals. Additionally, green building expert and NFRC board member Daniel Huard will give a presentation on how the LEED and WELL Building Institute certification programs figure into NFRC’s commercial program.
“The report findings and these discussions will help us guard against making assumptions and allow NFRC to proceed based on research,” says NFRC CEO Deb Callahan. “Now, the real work begins.”