Monday, November 16, 2009

NFRC Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

The National Fenestration Rating Council is celebrating 20 years of trusted, independent energy performance ratings for fenestration!

Now is a good time to reflect on how far we’ve come since 1989, when some two dozen industry stakeholders attending an ASHRAE meeting in Vancouver, convened to discuss the need for a national organization to administer a uniform fenestration energy rating system. With no official meeting space available, they met in the hotel’s bar and unanimously decided to form the NFRC.

Since that humble beginning – the original logo was sketched on a napkin – NFRC has become a leader for credible energy performance rating and certification programs for fenestration. The rating and certification system has advanced over the years to include both residential and commercial applications as well as glazing products and window films.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating our 20th anniversary with our valued members and staff,” said NFRC Executive Director Jim Benney. “We continue to take pride in providing fair, accurate, and reliable energy performance.”

For those in attendance in San Antonio, look for a special slideshow presentation celebrating the NFRC’s 20th Anniversary during the Membership Reception on Tuesday evening, as well as a champagne toast to mark this milestone.

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