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.