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USGNN Original StoryAAMA Fall Conference Kicks Off in San Antonio

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is holding its fall conference this week in San Antonio, Texas, at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort. Yesterday, several rounds of meetings were held, along with a welcome reception. Among the numerous meetings held was one of the association's newest groups-the Green and Sustainability Procedural Guide Development Task Group.

Chaired by Dave Moyer of Architectural Testing in York, Pa., one major topic of discussion of the group was whether companies who achieve the green certification should be inspected twice a year, as was originally suggested, or more-up to three or four times. However, most in the room were in favor of leaving the inspection frequency at twice per year-as was evidenced by a straw pole held among attendees.

The first day of the AAMA Fall Conference ended with a reception on the lawn of the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas.

In addition, the group clarified the ultimate goal of the group-to develop a certification for finished fenestration products. One attendee asked if components would be considered "green" as well.

"The certification would apply to a product-a finished product," Moyer said.

But, he reminded attendees that this procedure is still early in the process and the procedural guide/specification is still in the early stages.

"All of these communications are being recorded, though, so that when we get to that point, they can be taken under consideration," he said.

"These comments need to be coming in continuously, not just when we have the annual meeting," he said.

The conference continues through Wednesday, September 24. Stay tuned to™for updates as they become available.

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