With acceptance of the Harmonized Insulating Glass Standard (HIGS)
by the National Building Code of Canada expected in mid 2005,
both the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) and the
Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) are working toward
defining a more harmonized approach to certification. According
to a joint press release issued by IGMA and IGCC, the approach
will allow each certification program to remain independent and
self-governed, while still taking advantage of common, functional
The boards of each organization plan to make a decision on the
matter during their summer meetings. Discussion and input from
program participants is welcome.
A complete proposal is not yet available, but full details will
be provided during the meetings.
The IGCC's summer meeting will take place July 27-29 in Baltimore
and IGMA's summer meeting will be August 5-8 in Victoria, British