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Volunteer with NFRC

Thank you for your interest in getting involved with NFRC. We have amazing volunteers who give their time to keep NFRC progressing and we are excited for you to get started.

Throughout the year various opportunities will be posted in the categories below.  If you are not sure which area would be the best fit, just click on other and someone from staff will be in touch with you.

If you have any questions please email membership@nfrc.org

Click on the links under "Groups" to find detailed information regarding the Board of Directors, various Committees, Sub-Committees, and Task Groups.

New Commercial Program Volunteer Interest list - Click here to register your interest

Alternate Terminology Exploration Task Group

This is a brand new group who's scope will be developed regarding exploring alternate terminology to replace current "residential" and "commercial" terms.

Window/Therm Approval Task Group

  • Managing the process of obtaining NFRC approval of WINDOW and THERM, as defined by the NFRC Software Approval Guidelines.
  • Proposing all necessary document revisions associated with implementation of WINDOW and THERM.
  • Proposing a schedule for implementation of WINDOW and THERM, and subsequent sun-setting of previous versions.
  • Reviewing the NFRC Software Approval Guidelines and recommending revisions if deemed appropriate.

The CMA Technical Task Group

To maintain a component based nonresidential procedure for fenestration products that will yield accurate energy performance data for use in code compliance and for meaningful building energy analysis.

Streamlining PCP Process Task Group Work Participants

In mid-2017 volunteer experts from the NFRC community participated in a Kaizen event to identify waste and redundancy in the Product Certification Program. Of the many projects that came out of that event, the following four projects need volunteer experts from within NFRC membership. Participation is needed to help define the full scope and steps to advance these projects in 2018 and 2019.

Validation Simplification. Staff liaison, Michelle Scism (mscism@nfrc.org)

The current NFRC validation test may not be the most useful method to ensure certification program quality. NFRC has 27 years of data telling us that the test validates the simulations. Considering this data, validation testing for each recertification cycle, specifically when a product line is unchanged, is redundant. The idea of Validation Simplification is to replace validation testing during recertification with a Component Evaluation (CE) for each product line during the life of the certification-cycle.

The purpose of this project is to develop a viable quality assurance process that eliminates the need for mandatory validation testing for recertification. The process should be based on solid experiential data-driven evidence and should allow for sufficient oversight to ensure that the integrity of NFRC Certifications is maintained.

 Remove the IA code from the CPD number. Staff liaison, Una Moneypenny (umoneypenny@nfrc.org)

The idea is that removing the IA code reduces costs when a licensee changes IAs, reduces confusing and time-consuming calls to IAs, and can provide significant savings related to product line transfers.

If you are interested in one of the volunteer opportunities listed above, please submit the form below and the staff liaison will contact you.

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