Associations Seek Industry Involvement Regarding ASHRAE Proposal to Reduce Glazing Area

Glass Magazine
January 14, 2014
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION : CODES & STANDARDS

Three glass and glazing associations are seeking support in issuing an industry-backed response to the ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 189.1 Workgroup, regarding a proposal to reduce window to wall ratio by 25 percent in the 189.1 standard.

According to a Jan. 10 Glass Association of North America release, the workgroup posed a question to the industry “as to whether adding a few exceptions to … the proposal to reduce glazing area would resolve [the glass industry’s] current objection.”

GANA, the Glazing Industry Code Committee and the Aluminum Extruders Council have drafted a response to the ASHRAE workgroup that unequivocally rejects the proposal to reduce WWR, even with added exceptions.

The group is looking for glass and glazing industry companies to back the letter. “To enhance the visual impact of our response, we would like to add the names of individual companies who have specifically reviewed and agreed with the … statement,” it explains.

To read the draft letter, click here.

To indicate your company's support, email Thomas Culp by 5:00pm EST on Tuesday, Jan. 14.