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NFRC Fall Membership Meeting Ballots and Registration Now Open

GREENBELT, Md. — Twenty-five years after its founding in British Columbia (BC), Canada, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will be returning for the 2014 Fall Membership Meeting on September 22-25.  Meeting registration is open now.

In addition to the usual NFRC meeting proceedings, NFRC will be celebrating its 25 year anniversary, highlighting the milestones that NFRC has reached, and resolving 10 ballots that are being considered by NFRC membership. (See the full schedule via the Meetings page of the NFRC website.)

The 10 NFRC ballots being considered include:

  • ballots to allow the simulation of a limited arc angle in curved glass for U-factor, solar heat gain, and visible transmittance;
  • a ballot to clarify a section in NFRC 101: Procedure for Determining Thermophysical Properties of Materials for Use in NFRC-Approved Software;
  • a ballot to change the reporting requirement for sky ratio in NFRC 203: Procedure for Determining Visible Transmittance of Tubular Daylighting Devices;
  • a ballot to approve the new NFRC 401: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Ventilation Rating;
  • several ballots altering the NFRC 700: Product Certification Program; and
  • two ballots to modify NFRC 705: Component Modeling Approach Product Certification Program.

To review the full ballots, please go to http://tinyurl.com/NFRCBallotsF14 or find them via the Ballots page of the NFRC website. All ballot comments must be received by August 28, 2014, to be considered.

Only NFRC members in good standing are eligible to vote on ballots. For information on membership or for assistance in voting, please contact Jessica Finn, NFRC Membership Coordinator, at 204-821-9512.

About NFRC
NFRC is a non-profit organization that administers a voluntary, uniform rating, labeling, and certification system for the energy performance of windows, doors, curtain walls, skylights, and other fenestration products. Its members include manufacturers, suppliers, utilities, consumer groups, representatives from the building and code industries, scientific and educational organizations, and government agencies.

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