The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) board of directors approved a plan to submit the three NFRC documents that are referenced in International Code Council (ICC) Building Codes to the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) process. The public review and comment period is scheduled to run from February 3 – March 20, 2017.

The three documents to be submitted for public review, comment and the full ANSI consensus process are:

NFRC 100-2017: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product U-factors;

NFRC 200-2017: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Solar Heat Gain Coefficient and Visible Transmittance at Normal Incidence, and;

NFRC 400-2017: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Air Leakage.

The announcement that these documents are open to public comment will appear in Standards Action on February 3, 2017, marking the beginning of the open public comment period. With the documents being available electronically (via the links above), the comment period will be 45 days, closing on March 20, 2017.

The documents up for review (with changes from previous version shown in underline/strikethrough format), additional details, and applications for joining the committee are available on the ANS Standards Committee group page, which is open to the public. Questions may also be directed to Robin Merrifield at 240-821-9513.