Posts Tagged ‘ skylights ’

FGIA Releases Updated Specification for PVC Exterior Profiles

Sep 13th, 2023

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recently updated a specification establishing the minimum requirements for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exterior profiles that are used in doors, windows and skylights. “Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles” (AAMA 303-23), an FGIA document, is now available for purchase in the FGIA online store. The document, […]

FGIA Updates Specification for Impact, Cycle Testing of Fenestration Products

Aug 16th, 2023

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated an industry specification for rating the ability of doors, windows, skylights and sliding glass doors to withstand impact and pressure cycling associated with hurricanes. AAMA 506-23, Voluntary Specification for Impact and Cycle Testing of Fenestration Products, was updated to align with the recently released NAFS-22 standard, says […]

A Portal to the Outdoors, Productivity and Overall Health

Oct 14th, 2022

The Façade Tectonics Institute 2022 World Congress continued Thursday, Oct. 13 in Los Angeles with keynote speaker Lisa Heschong, author of “Visual Delight in Architecture: Daylight, Vision and View.” She addressed the many benefits of providing structure occupants with window views. At a time when more and more people are working from home, the benefits […]

Updated NAFS Set for Fall 2022 Release Pending CSA Group Approval

Aug 22nd, 2022

An updated version of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) is now available for public review via the CSA Group (formerly the Canadian Standards Association). The proposed changes can be reviewed until Sept. 4, 2022. Both the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) and Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have already approved the proposed […]

Energy Star Innovation Part Two

Aug 22nd, 2022

During the last week, many of us crafted a final response to the EPA concerning the Energy Star Version 7 for windows, doors and skylights. Our last letter to EPA in March ’22 asked for nine changes to be made to the proposal, and EPA accepted one. While it is unlikely that EPA will make […]

ASTM, NFRC Working Through Numerous Updates and Initiatives

Jun 9th, 2022

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2022 Virtual Summer Conference on Tuesday, June 7, highlighted updates to industry organizations and standards, including upcoming initiatives for ASTM International and the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). Amy Roberts, director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations, discussed ASTM International’s recent C14 committee on glass and glass products […]

EPA Outlines Final Pathway to Energy Star 7.0

Apr 2nd, 2021

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided an update this week, outlining the final phases toward Energy Star Version 7.0 for doors, windows and skylights. The session was provided as part of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Spring Committee Meeting. “We’re getting close,” said Doug Anderson, […]

NFRC Spring Committee Meeting: Hear the 2021 Window Market Outlook, New Administration Changes for Fenestration

Feb 26th, 2021

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), which rates the energy-efficiency of windows, doors, and skylights (also known as fenestration products), has invited Door and Window Market Magazine to share its forecast for the 2021 door and window industry at its Spring Committee Virtual Meeting from March 29-31, 2021. Research Director Nick St. Denis will discuss […]

Latest Green Building Standard Provides New Pathways to Compliance

May 6th, 2020

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) released its latest ICC-700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), announcing that the 2020 edition is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and available for public download and use. Introduced in 2008, the standard stems from a collaborative effort between NAHB and the International Code Council (ICC), providing architects, builders and […]

AAMA Adds Skylight Fall Prevention Webpage

May 31st, 2018

Information previously included as a fact sheet about avoiding skylight falls has been updated and posted as a web page by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). This safety-focused web page provides statistics about falls and offers tips for avoiding them. “The issue of fall protection is not a new one, and every fall fatality […]