Friday, September 4, 2009

NFRC to Hold Webinar on CMA Pilot Project

NFRC will hold a Webinar on Thursday, September 10 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The Webinar will focus on updates to NFRC’s Component Modeling Approach (CMA) Pilot Program. Registration is currently open.

NFRC held a previous Webinar regarding the CMA Pilot Project on July 15. A recording, including answers to the questions posed at the end of the formal presentation, is available. All the information you need about both seminars is posted on the NFRC Website.

NFRC's Executive Director Speaks Out on Passing of Industry Giant

Jim Benney, Executive Director, of NFRC offered his thoughts on the passing of industry giant, Bill Marvin.

"I have many fond memories of the Marvin family from my days with the National Window and Door Association and want to express my condolences to them and my appreciation for their contribution to the fenestration industry.

I had my first opportunity this past week to actually visit the Marvin facility in Warroad, Minnesota. It reminded me of the important ties that the window industry has always had with their communities and how generations of families have worked hard to produce quality products and to provide a quality of life to their environs.

It was great to experience the pride that so many people expressed in their town and in the state, and I am sure this pride is duplicated in so many of the communities across this country where window and door businesses have existed for generations. It makes me extremely proud to be associated with this industry.”

Marvin died at his home on Monday morning, August 31. He was 92.

NFRC Lists Certified Approved Calculation Entities

NFRC has posted the first listing of certified Approved Calculation Entities (ACE) on the NFRC Website.

Green Fire Station Under Construction

Sarasota County has broken ground on its first green fire station.

The facility will use recycled materials, a high-performance roof system that reflects a great deal of solar energy, and high performance windows with glass that reduces solar heat gain.

This is the first fire station of its kind to be built green in Sarasota County but not the last. County officials say newly firehouses will be constructed to help protect the environment.