NFRC Releases Video on Commercial Fenestration Code Compliance

Glass Magazine
May 27, 2014

The National Fenestration Rating Council created a whiteboard to demonstrate the ease in achieving fenestration energy code compliance. The whiteboard introduces “Joe,” an animated commercial window manufacturer who uses NFRC’s commercial ratings program to overcome the challenge of proving his products meet code.

Intended to serve commercial building architects, building owners, builders and code officials, the video shows the value of NFRC’s program, the benefits of its label certificate, getting commercial windows certified, and how these label certificates help to avoid default ratings. 

“Though NFRC introduced a new commercial window energy rating method in 2009, it is still a new concept in the building and fenestration industries,” said Ray McGowan, NFRC’s senior program manager. The video, “…allows [those] who have an interest in commercial fenestration to understand the potential benefits of the CMA process quickly.” 

More detailed information on the commercial window certification programs available through NFRC is on the association's website. To further benefit the building and fenestration industries, the NFRC is hosting a free webinar on May 30.