NFRC Fall Meeting underway

The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., opened its Fall Membership Meeting this morning at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville - Riverfront, Fla., with a series of task group meetings. On schedule were: Component Model Approach Technical, NFRC 300-301, Storm Window, Solar Optical Properties of Non Planar Transparent Systems, Interior Attachments, Tubular Daylighting Devices, Exterior Attachments, Validation Testing, Applied Films, Product Line ID, Product Certification Program, and Garage/Rolling Door.
There are 99 registered attendees at the meeting with eight first-time participants, 12 new member companies (year-to-date), and five newly-elected board members, according to NFRC News Now.
The membership elected five members to serve on the board of directors:
• Jim Larsen, Cardinal Glass Industries Inc. – Fenestration Industry Category
• Steve Strawn, Jeld-Wen Inc. – Fenestration Industry Category
• Tony Rygg, independent consultant – General Interest Category
• Nelson Peña, California Energy Commission – General Interest Category
• Nils Petermann, Alliance to Save Energy – General Interest Category
According to Survey & Ballot Systems, an independent firm that managed the voting process, the annual election had a participation rate of just over 54 percent, an increase from last year's rate of 51 percent. Voting took place online from Sept. 29-Oct. 24, according to an NFRC release Nov. 3.

Larsen, Strawn, Rygg, and Peña will serve three-year terms. Petermann, who is filling a vacated seat, will serve one year (the remainder of the term). These members will join Joe Hayden, chair; Kerry Haglund, treasurer; Steve Farrar; Mike Manteghi; Steve Rosenstock; Steve Selkowitz; and Michael Thoman on the board of directors.
Working for sustainability
NFRC is offering lapel pins for purchase at the meeting. All proceeds will go to HabiJax, the local Habitat for Humanity chapter in Jacksonville, to support sustainability and energy efficiency efforts.
The NFRC lapel pin features the NFRC logo and the meeting location and date, along with a palm tree, an image that represents Jacksonville. NFRC will carry on this tradition in future meetings and work with other efficiency organizations.
NFRC suggests a $10 donation for any attendees interested in supporting HabiJax.