AAMA Annual Meeting Covers Much
During the American Architectural Manufacturers Associationís
(AAMA) Annual Meeting, held earlier this year, president and CEO Richard
Walker noted that as part of the associationís strategic goals, it will
aggressively promote its FenestrationMasters program in 2014. Additional
steps include expanding its global footprint, developing a fenestration
payback whitepaper and exploring the feasibility of developing an energy
Among the many groups meeting, the Life Cycle Assessment Oversight Committee
gave an update on the development of Product Category Rules (PCR) for
windows, which AAMA is working on with the Insulating Glass Manufacturers
Alliance (IGMA), the Glass Association of North America and the Window
and Door Manufacturers Association.
High priority outstanding subjects that still need to be addressed include
the Use Phase Energy Calculation Model. It will be derived from regression
equations from ASHRAE and IECC 2006 models using Energy Plus. However,
the entire methodology has not yet been finalized.
A publication target is projected for mid-2014.
In the Glass Materials Council, the Understanding Glass Standards Task
Group continued its work on a joint document with IGMA. The consumer-aimed
document intends to address common questions that come up from homeowners.
AAMA will host its national summer meeting June 1-4 in Indianapolis.
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