AAMAs Green Group Continues Work on Potential
January 19, 2010
Since determining that many fenestration professionals felt a product-based
green certification program for residential and commercial fenestration
would benefit the product selection process for their company (CLICK
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Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Green and Sustainability
Specification Development (GSSD) Task Group have continued to work
on proposed criteria for a Green and Sustainability Products Certification.
Yesterday a draft of one portion of the programs criteria
was sent out to the task group for ballot in anticipation of AAMAs
upcoming annual conference.
The proposed program has been likened to the USGBC's LEED program
in that it would offer participants a specified number of points
in a range of different, fenestration-specific categories, including
condensation resistance, variable transmittance and other areas
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Tracy Rogers of Edgetech I.G., chair of the task group, explains,
There are two versions of the program under development. The
first addresses products that are classified under AAMA/WDMA/CSA
101/I.S.2/A440-08 as R and LC class products,
or what is typically understood as residential products.
This specification matrix has been released for ballot to the GSSD
The task group will review any and all comments during the annual
meeting. Assuming all negatives and comments can be handled,
it will then be forwarded for Green and Sustainability Committee
ballot and, hopefully, a concurrent ballot to the Residential Products
Group so the R and LC program can possibly be completed by the 2011
Annual Meeting, Rogers says.
In addition, work will continue on the second version of the program
for CW and AW class products under 101
that are more typically thought of as commercial products.
Work has been started on the requirements for this specification
matrix and will continue at the annual meeting with a ballot anticipated
prior to the summer meeting, Rogers says.
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