Crystal Window and Door Systems Engineering Team: manager Sabrina Leung, center, and some of her team members.

National manufacturer Crystal Window and Door Systems has expanded its offerings of project engineering assistance services for architects and fenestration trade customers. The Crystal research and development (R&D)/engineering department has recently qualified to use the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Component Modeling Approach (CMA) Program and its online directory. This tool is designed to estimate and optimize selections of window types, configurations, glazing options, and frame and spacer components to maximize overall window energy performance and energy efficiency ratings.

“Our capabilities with the NFRC’s CMA Program will greatly enhance our ability to help design and construction professionals make the best decisions for their fenestration products,” said architectural sales and R&D/engineering manager Sabrina Leung. “With so many glazing, spacer, coating, and configuration choices available, Crystal’s engineering team will be able to use the CMA Program software tools to ensure the customer’s desired fenestration selections and configurations achieve energy code or advanced specification targets.”

The CMA Program is the latest addition to Crystal’s R&D/engineering services. Crystal has several new products in the final stages of testing which will be added to the CMA directory when approved.