NFRCs Board Approves Action Items
July 23, 2010
The National Fenestration Rating Councils (NFRC) board of
directors approved several items at the end of the councils
first-ever virtual meeting held this week.
The Research and Technology Committee brought forth several items
to the board. The board passed unanimously motions to extend the
WINDOW 6/THERM 6 validation research project deadline, as well as
the deadline for the complex VT ratings research project, until
the Fall 2010 Membership Meeting, November 8-11 in San Francisco.
HERE for more on the Research and Technology Committee.
The committee also passed a motion to approve the ventilating rating
task group scope, which is to create a NFRC ventilation rating system
utilizing net clear opening less a screen factor. The process for
developing the rating will be in three phases.
Jeff Baker of WESTLab reported for the Technical Committee reported
that its Attachment Subcommittee returned ballots on NFRC 100a and
NFRC 200a back to their respective task groups for additional work
after robust discussion of the multiple negatives returned.
Baker also received approval to create a presentation, likely to
be held as a webinar, explaining to the membership and industry
at large how attachments are rated.
According to Mike Cienian of Hunter Douglas, Theres
30 years worth of history of how the testing has been done, so we
would put an overview together that would help the window and glazing
The presentation is intended to help smooth the way for the documents
next ballot before the fall meeting.
The Condensation Resistance Subcommittee noted that it is preparing
a presentation for the fall meeting. Charlie Curcija of CARLI Inc.
is expected to present information on the CMA condensation resistance
The Solar Heat Gain Subcommittees motions to approve NFRC
200 Garage Door ballot and NFRC 200 section 4.5G Laminates ballot
both were approved. CLICK
HERE to read related article.
The Software Subcommittee had its motion approved as well, allowing
interim approval of the WINDOW 6/THERM 6 version 6.3 software, in
accordance with certain stipulations set out by the subcommittee,
prior to it taking full effect January 1. CLICK
HERE for related story.
The U-Factor Subcommittee approved changes to the NFRC 100 Garage
Door document with approval of its ballot, as well as approval of
the NFRC 100 Table 4-3 Wall and Sloped Glazing ballot.
In response to a question during the Q&A session, the group
did note that it is aware its spring 2011 membership meeting currently
conflicts with the Glass Association of North Americas Building
Envelope Contractors Conference (BEC) in March. NFRC is considering
holding its meeting in Las Vegas alongside the BEC event to allow
interested professionals to participate in both events.
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