Monday, October 26, 2009

NFRC to Hold ACE Certification Workshop Prior to Fall Membership Meeting

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) announced today that it will offer an Approved Calculation Entity (ACE) Workshop for its Component Modeling Approach (CMA) program on November 15 in San Antonio, Texas.

The all-day workshop is designed for those seeking certification to become an NFRC ACE. At the end of the workshop, a take-home exam will be provided for attendees to complete and submit after the training. A Certificate of Approval will be sent to those who successfully pass the exam.
NFRC ACEs will be certified to configure whole fenestration products and calculate U-Factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, and Visible Transmittance ratings in the Component Modeling Approach Software Tool (CMAST) for products seeking NFRC certification in the CMA Product Certification Program.

All training materials will be provided to attendees on, or before, the day of the workshop. Participants are required to bring their own laptops to the workshop, and it is recommended that registrants download the CMAST software prior to it. To download CMAST, visit Please note: you will need to download THERM 6 and WINDOW 6 before using CMAST.

The workshop is scheduled for the day before the 2009 NFRC Fall Membership Meeting. Both the workshop and the meeting will take place at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel. The workshop’s registration deadline is November 2, and the registration form can be found online at There is a registration discount for NFRC members and for those attending the NFRC Fall Membership Meeting.

For more information on the CMA program, including other training opportunities, visit

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