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THE NFRC ELECTION PROCESS 

It is the Board of Directors that helps to assure that NFRC continues to follow its goal of providing fair and accurate energy performance ratings for fenestration products. It is the Board that assures that ratings published by NFRC actually assist our stakeholders (building code officials, state energy offices, architects, specifiers, builders and the consuming public) in selecting, specifying or evaluating fenestration systems in terms of energy efficiency. 

There are three general categories that make up the Board of Directors; 

  • Fenestration Industry Interests (5 seats)  
  • Lab Interest (1 seat)
  • General Interest (6 seats) 

The following are the descriptors that apply to each category:

Fenestration Industry - Five (5) representatives who are employed or affiliated with Members involved in manufacturing fenestration products or components or with Members who are trade associations or other organizations formed to represent such manufacturers. Of those five positions, at least three (3) shall be filled by one individual from each of the following categories: (i) a primary glass manufacturer; (ii) a manufacturer that sells the majority of its fenestration products for use in non-residential construction; and (iii) a manufacturer that sells the majority of its fenestration products for use in residential construction.

 

General Interest - Six (6) representatives who are employed or affiliated with Members that purchase or specify fenestration products; are involved in the regulation of the use of fenestration products and/or have a significant interest in promoting building energy efficiency including, but not limited to, consumer or public interest organizations, energy service providers, builders and other construction contractors, architects, engineers, attorneys, specifiers, state or local energy offices, building code agencies, institutions of research and higher education and trade associations or other organizations formed to represent any of those groups. Of those six positions, at least three (3) shall be filled by one individual from each of the following categories: (i) a representative of a state or local government energy or building code office; (ii) a not-for-profit institution of research or higher education; and (iii) a not-for-profit consumer, environmental, energy efficiency or other public interest organization.

 

Laboratory - One (1) representative employed or affiliated with a Member who is a test or simulation laboratory. It should be noted that the board is responsible for nominating NFRC members to fill these designated categories. In order to empower the membership and facilitate this process, a Request for Designation for Potential Nominees to the NFRC Board was created and is distributed to the members. This provides the Governance Committee and the Board with names to consider for nomination. 

For those unfamiliar with NFRC’s voting process, please note the following: 

1) NFRC asks individuals to express interest in being on the board throughout the year.  Members may submit their interest for the immediate elections, or to submit their interest for future service.

2) Once all expression of interest are received, the Governance Committee (a board committee) considers candidate qualifications and experience, and from the pool puts forward, upon approval of the Board of Directors, a slate of nominees for the membership to approve. 

3) There may be one or candidate(s) put forward for each open category.   

4) All voting members, vote on the slate. In the case that there may be more than one candidate in a category, members will be asked to select one person per category. 

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