GANA Continues Efforts with NFRC Non-Residential Program

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 technologies."

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,

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