IGMA Accepts NFRC's Invitation to Participate in Board Meetings

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) has accepted the National Fenestration Rating Council's (NFRC) invitation to increase its level of participation in the development of the nonresidential certification program and component modeling approach. IGMA will be participating in NFRC board meetings when issues related to the commercial program are discussed.

In response to NFRC's request for reciprocal participation, IGMA has offered NFRC a position on its technical services committee, similar to those held by AAMA, CWDMA and WDMA. According to IGMA's announcement, technical matters are discussed and determined by IGMA membership specifically though the technical services committee with broader input provided by the membership through meetings and regular communication channels. IGMA says this involvement will provide NFRC with the opportunity to participate directly in the committee discussions, rather than only as an observer, and provide direct input on key technical matters.

"IGMA, as the organization representing the North American commercial and residential certified insulating glass industry, welcomes the opportunity to increase our participation and provide direct communication to the NFRC board of directors in developing a new rating system for commercial products that will promote energy efficiency in a cost-effective and streamlined manner that works for the public and all industry stakeholders," said Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director.

In a separate matter, also in response to NFRC's press release issued March 2 (see USGNN, from March 6, NFRC Invites GANA, IGMA) , IGMA has asked for clarification on NFRC's commitment to the state of California regarding the component modeling approach, timelines to deliver on this commitment and contingency plans, should the timelines prove overly ambitious.

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