Thursday, October 29, 2009

NFRC to Celebrate 20 Years of Fairness, Accuracy, and Credibility at its Fall Membership Meeting in November

Media Contact:Tom Herrontherron@nfrc.org301-589-1776, x205

GREENBELT, Md. (October 29, 2009) – The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year with special events, including live music and other surprises, at its upcoming 2009 Fall Membership Meeting. The meeting will take place November 16-19 at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

“Since its creation in 1989, the NFRC has become the recognized leader for independent and credible rating and certification programs for fenestration product energy performance,” said Jim Benney, NFRC’s executive director. “NFRC is excited to be celebrating its anniversary with members and staff in San Antonio.”

NFRC’s rating and certification system has expanded over the years to include both residential and commercial applications as well as glazing products and window films. Today, the NFRC Certified Products Directory contains energy performance information for more than 1.67 million fenestration products listed by close to 800 manufacturers.

Most recently, NFRC addressed the needs of the commercial fenestration industry by developing the Component Modeling Approach (CMA), which is in a pilot phase. CMA enables whole-product energy performance ratings for commercial fenestration projects using data from the three primary components of fenestration: frames, spacers, glazing.

NFRC members will convene in San Antonio to debate and move forward important issues relating to the energy ratings of the fenestration industry, with 26 ballots up for membership review and comment. Other highlights include a presentation by Anita Ledbetter, executive director of the residential green building program Build San Antonio Green, who will present during the Regulatory Affairs and Marketing Committee (RAM) session.

The deadline for discounted registration is Monday, November 2, after which prices will increase.

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