Print Page   |   Sign In   |   Learn more about Membership
NFRC News Now
Blog Home All Blogs

Strawn Honors Outgoing Board Members

Posted By Tom Herron, National Fenestration Rating Council, Wednesday, September 25, 2013

During today’s open board meeting, NFRC Chair, Steve Strawn, awarded three outgoing board members for their commitment and contributions to the organization.

Strawn first recognized Steve Farrar, who said, "One of the most important things we’ve accomplished is getting CMA on track and ready for prime time.”

Strawn next acknowledged Dr. Ross McCluney for his involvement, saying few people possess as much knowledge. While accepting the award, McCluney encouraged NFRC members to pursue more research initiatives.

Joe Hayden accepted the final award and told those in attendance he’s found overcoming challenges through teamwork personally rewarding.

"This is the finest group of people I’ve ever had the privilege to work with,” Hayden said.

Strawn praised Hayden for rising through the ranks and added that the board will miss his presence.

 
From Left: Farrar, McCluney, Hayden

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

NFRC Members See 43 LEED-Certified Buildings During ASU Tour

Posted By Tom Herron, National Fenestration Rating Council, Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Seventeen attendees from NFRC's membership meeting took part in last night’s sustainability tour of Arizona State University (ASU), one of the nation’s leaders in sustainable campus initiatives.

Guided along the 1.5-mile-long walking tour by Nicholas R. Brown, Ph.D, campus Director of University Sustainability Practices, Global Institute of Sustainability, the group saw 43 LEED-certified buildings and learned that ASU is home to 15 solar arrays.  

Brown explained to the group that ASU has 60,000 students on its downtown Tempe campus, with 10,000 of them using bikes and only 10 percent use cars.

ASU is the first college to offer both sustainability graduate and undergraduate degrees.

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Ratings Committee Forwards Six Ballots

Posted By Tom Herron, National Fenestration Rating Council, Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Steve Johnson (left) reported during the Ratings Committee meeting that the following six ballots were passed at the NFRC 700 Certification Subcommittee:

· A move to approve the NFRC 700, Requests from Reorganization Ballot, and forward to the board for approval with implementation upon publication as reaffirmed 2014 document passed by unanimous voice vote.

· A move to approve the NFRC 700, Air Leakage Test Certification Cycle Ballot, with editorial changes and forward to the board for approval with implementation upon publication as a 2014 document passed by unanimous voice vote.

· A move to approve the NFRC 700, Product Line Extension Ballot, with editorial changes and forward to the board for approval with implementation upon publication as a 2014 document passed by unanimous voice vote.

· A move to approve the NFRC 700, Section Five Removed Components Ballot, forward to the board for approval with implementation upon publication as a 2014 document passed by unanimous voice vote.

· A move to approve the NFRC 700, Section Six Permanent Label Ballot, with editorial changes and forward to the board for approval with implementation upon publication as a 2014 document passed by voice vote.

· A move to approve the NFRC 700, Section Seven Plant Inspection Report Ballot, and forward to the board for approval with implementation upon publication as a 2014 document passed by unanimous voice vote.



This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

TIPC Discusses Window/Therm Manual, Addresses Complex Glazings

Posted By Tom Herron, National Fenestration Rating Council, Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tom Culp oversaw the Technical Interpretation Policy Committee (TIPC) proceedings this afternoon as the group discussed two revised THERM 6.3/WINDOW 6.3 manuals that were published earlier this year.

The first manual, published in June, added chapters for simulating fenestration products with venetian blind slats between-the-glazing and fritted glass. This version also revised modeling rules for glazing cavities for gaps created by the venetian blinds.

The second version, published during July offered revisions for general omissions and errors discovered in the June version.

Additionally, Dennis Anderson, NFRC’s Laboratory Accreditation Program Manager, reported that TIPC is working with the Simulators task group to create a chapter in the simulation manual for modeling complex glazings outside the glass.

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Metcalfe To Chair Daylighting Potential Rating Task Group

Posted By Tom Herron, National Fenestration Rating Council, Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tim Metcalfe, a daylight analyst with Duo-Gard Industries, has volunteered to chair the Daylighting Potential Rating task group.

Following a call from Ross McCluney to step up efforts for developing a daylighting potential rating, Metcalfe, whose expertise lies in conducting simulations, stepped up to take on the role.

McCluney addressed the membership during the Daylighting Subcommittee proceedings, explaining the proven psychological benefits that come with maximizing daylight while minimizing glare, particularly in commercial settings.

"Daylighting is one of the reasons we have windows in buildings,” McCluney said. "Studies show the right amount of light improves job satisfaction and makes workers more productive.”

McCluney also pointed out that daylighting is beginning to show up routinely in the codes and will likely become more prevalent.

Technical Committee Chair, Mike Thoman, combined the Bright Day Illuminance task group and the Daylighting Potential Rating Procedure task group into one.

Subcommittee Chair, Roger LeBrun, said he is encouraged by the renewed interest in the topic.

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Haydens Asks for Window 6 - Therm 6 Project to be Deemed Complete

Posted By Tom Herron, National Fenestration Rating Council, Monday, September 23, 2013

Joe Hayden offered a motion during the Research and Technology Committee to disband the Window 6 - Therm 6 Validation Rating Research task group and deem the project complete.

The motion carried by unanimous voice vote and will be presented to the Board of Directors on Wednesday for final approval.

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Thoman Chosen NFRC Member-of-the-Year

Posted By Tom Herron, National Fenestration Rating Council, Monday, September 23, 2013

Thoman Accepts AwardMike Thoman has graciously accepted NFRC’s Member-of-the-Year award.

Last year’s recipient, Tom Culp, presented the award, referring to Thoman as "an inspiration to us all” while praising his diligence and commitment.

Thoman thanked the membership for the opportunity to serve over the past 13 years and said he hopes to continue for many more.

"NFRC is an amazing organization with so many great people,” Thoman said. "What I’ve found most rewarding is sharing and building ideas and watching them move forward.”

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Councilman Woods Welcomes NFRC to Tempe

Posted By Tom Herron, National Fenestration Rating Council, Monday, September 23, 2013


Woods Welcomes NFRC CEO, Jim Benney, to Tempe

Tempe City Councilman, Corey Woods, welcomed NFRC to the city during today’s opening session.

Woods addressed the membership, pointing out that the city is dedicated to improving energy efficiency and has shown its commitment to accomplishing this by adopting the latest version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Woods also praised NFRC’s membership for its ongoing work.

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Baker Proposes Component Modeling for Doors

Posted By Tom Herron, National Fenestration Rating Council, Monday, September 23, 2013

During this morning’s task group meetings, Jeff Baker proposed developing a component modeling concept for simplifying how doors are tested and certified.

Baker pointed out that under the proposed concept, door slabs would continue to be modeled as they are today. It would, however, need to make certain assumptions about door lites. These include the following:

· Steel with EPS and PU cores

· Fiberglass with EPS and PU cores

In addition to establishing a default door core EPS value and creating business rules to develop the calculation tool, Baker sees the need to define the door lite library formats, the door slab library formats, and the door slab cores for modeling door lites.

Baker envisions the proposed concept providing value by streamlining NFRC’s current process.

"Modeling work only needs to be done once,” Baker said. "It’s approved and stored on an NFRC server.”

Baker added that users would be notified when there is a change, so they can be assured they are accessing a library file that’s current.

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

NFRC Membership Meeting Kicks Off Tomorrow Morning

Posted By Tom Herron, National Fenestration Rating Council, Sunday, September 22, 2013

The National Fenestration Rating Council's (NFRC) membership meeting begins tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.

Check back often for updates.

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 
Page 11 of 16
 |<   <<   <  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  |  15  |  16
Membership Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal