The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) affirmed in a recent release that it is renewing its commitment to providing the commercial fenestration industry with an energy performance certified rating program.

While in the short term the organization is refining its existing Component Modeling Program, NFRC is working toward long-term prospects and “building a first class program for the commercial sector,” says Deb Callahan, NFRC’s interim CEO.

Callahan says NFRC has started interacting more directly with industry professionals and is reaching out to collaborate with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and the Glass Association of North America.

“NFRC anticipates its commercial certified product rating program gaining traction as whole-building commissioning grows,” the release reads. “It sees this shift creating the need for the organization to provide rating information that enables more precise whole-building calculations.”

NFRC’s board chair Jeff Baker adds that he sees the organization more carefully considering its contribution to green building and sustainability as it develops its commercial program.

“Our industry is evolving, and we see many exciting opportunities for NFRC to figure more prominently in making the nation’s buildings more energy efficient,” Baker says. “We’re keeping pace with what’s happening, and creating a scalable program.”