NFRC Considering IG Certification

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has announced that it will hold an open forum at its next membership meeting to consider requiring that participants in the NFRC Product Certification Program be required to also participate in a program for certifying the seal durability in insulating glass units (IGU).

The next membership meeting will take place November 6-9, 2006, at the Doubletree Hotel Crystal City in Washington, D.C. The open forum is currently scheduled for Wednesday, November 8.

"Many of our members and stakeholders have expressed concern about long-term performance issues, and we want to discuss IGU seal durability certification as a possible solution," said Jim Benney, NFRC's executive director. "We want to stress that this is a proposal only, and we look forward to receiving feedback from interested parties at our next meeting."

For more information on the NFRC meeting, please contact Cheryl Gendron at the NFRC office (; 301-589-1776).

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