Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Research and Technology Committee Approves Three Motions, Research Project Acquires Funding

The Research and Technology Committee commenced its work late this afternoon, passing three motions while a research project acquired funding.

Three Motions Pass

Research Subcommittee Chair, Bipin Shah (WinBuild), presented a motion to extend the WINDOW 6/THERM 6 validation research completion deadline to NFRC’s 2011 Spring Membership Meeting. Joe Hayden (Pella) provided a second for the motion, and the vote passed 43-0.

Shah initiated a second motion to approve the CMA Improved Algorithms for Improving the Accuracy of CMA Methodology RFP. The motion passed, 41-1. Following approval of the RFP, a motion to release the RFP for bid was approved, 37-4.

Shah also made a motion to make the final payment to the bidder for the TTD U-factor Research Project. This motioned passed, 33-1.

New Business

Kerry Haglund, from the Center for Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota, College of Design, delivered a presentation on the Window Life Cycle Assessment Project. Following here presentation, a motion was brought forth asking NFRC to provide financial support for the project. The motion passed, 35-3.

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