AAMA Announces IG Certification Program
July 1, 2010

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has joined forces with Associated Labs Inc. (ALI) to offer insulating glass (IG) certification. The two organizations will work together to broaden accessibility to IG certification programs, in time for the National Fenestration Rating Council's (NFRC) imminent requirement for IG certification, effective July 1.

"The success of the largest North American whole product certification program combines with ALI's well-established IG Certification Program. This relationship brings together two powerhouses of fenestration expertise - ALI with decades of IG certification experience and AAMA with decades of fenestration product certification and standards setting experience," stated Rich Walker, AAMA president and chief executive officer.

Beginning today the NFRC will start enforcing the requirement for IG certification by a listed, third-party certification program for all insulating glass units used in products that are authorized for NFRC certification and labeled in accordance with the NFRC 700, Product Certification Program (PCP).

"ALI offers competitive fees and a long history of IG certification," says Walker. "ALI has been offering IG certification since 1968 and has been the sole administrator of AAMA's air-water-structural certification program since 1984."

He adds, "There will be immediate cost and scheduling savings for companies who currently participate in the AAMA air-water-structural certification program. Performing inspections for both the air-water-structural and IG programs offer significant cost savings."

"AAMA brings to the table vast window and door experience, as well as marketing opportunities and accessibility to technology to increase the value of the licensee's investment," stated Brad Schultz, ALI's vice president.

CLICK HERE for a listing of NFRC IG certification program sponsors.

CLICK HERE for more information about AAMA and its certification program offerings.

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