The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has announced that it is continuing
its efforts to represent the commercial fenestration industry as the National
Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) develops a proposed non-residential (commercial)
fenestration rating and certification program. Greg Carney, GANA technical director,
is chairing the NFRC non-residential products (rating) task group that is developing
portions of the program.
"GANA is committed to working with all elements of the commercial fenestration
industry to make sure their concerns are addressed in the proposed program,"
said Stanley L. Smith, GANA executive director. "We created a GANA-NFRC Liaison
Committee within GANA to canvass the industry as to the best methods to address
energy efficiency concerns while acknowledging the industry's tremendous efforts
in developing products that provide fenestration customers with advanced efficiency
On July 13 GANA attended a meeting in Washington, D.C., to discuss with other
industry associations the issues involved with the proposed program, as well as
GANA's efforts on the issue, which began late last year. Some associations have
formed the North American Commercial Fenestration Alliance (NACFA), but GANA opted
to not join.
"GANA will collaborate with associations, organizations and agencies having
an interest in the NFRC proposed program," added Smith. "We appreciate
the efforts of NACFA and will continue to coordinate with their group on the advancements
and possible resolutions offered by GANA and its members."
A meeting of the NFRC non-residential products (rating) task group is scheduled
for October 5 in Atlanta. Carney has requested feedback on the issue; interested
parties may provide feedback online at GANA's website, www.glasswebsite.com.