Wausau Approved by NFRC as Manufacturer ACE Organization

Glass Magazine
November 18, 2014
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION : CURTAIN WALL, WINDOWS

The National Fenestration Rating Council approved Wausau Window & Wall Systems as a Manufacturer Approved Calculation Entity Organization under the Component Modeling Approach Certification Program, according to a Wausau release. Many of Wausau’s products are listed in NFRC’s Certified Products Directory, and in 2009, Wausau’s John Kolbeck and Tom Mifflin were among the first CMA software tool users who earned ACE certification.

“ACE certification keeps us at the forefront of emerging industry trends in energy-efficiency," said Kolbeck. "Based on our experience and knowledge, we can provide our customers with the expertise and comfort to decipher new energy code requirements."

Mifflin added, “Model Energy codes like ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC reflect best practices for non-residential applications. Performance of specific Wausau frame-glass combinations can be obtained from the NFRC Certified Products Directory or CMA Bid Certificate.”

Through NFRC’s CMAST libraries of approved frames, glass and spacer components, users can configure fenestration products for a project, and can obtain a U-factor, solar heat gain coefficient and visible transmittance rating for those products. In addition to 24 active product listings in the NFRC Certified Products Directory for factory-glazed fenestration, Wausau has 16 Framing Product Lines in the CMAST library, and new product variations are added frequently, it reports.