Thursday, July 30, 2009

NFRC Hits the Road to Promote Awareness

Part of the NFRC staff's plan to increase awareness of the organizaiton's activities and programs involves exhibiting at notable trade shows. Here is where NFRC is going:

Communications & Marketing Manager, Tom Herron, will exhibit at The Remodeling Show in Indianapolis, Indiana October 28 – 30.

The show, which will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center, is the only national event that places serious buyers and serious sellers face-to-face for three days of serious business. The annual Remodeling Show offers an opportunity for NFRC to create new relationships and to increase awareness of its activities and programs.

NFRC will be located in booth number 2814. Be sure to visit us. More information on the Remodeling Show is available at:

NFRC’s Communications & Marketing Manager, Tom Herron, will also exhibit during the International Code Council’s (ICC) 2009 Annual Conference and Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center, November 1-3.

The conference is a uniquely efficient opportunity for NFRC to reach a large and diverse group of code officials, contractors, architects, inspectors, builders, design professionals, and engineers. NFRC will take this opportunity to promote awareness about its certification and labeling program and to field questions from attendees.

NFRC will be located in booth number 148.

More information about the ICC 2009 Annual Conference and Expo is available at:

NFRC’s Communications & Marketing Manager, Tom Herron and NFRC’s Senior Technical Services Manager, Ray McGowan, will exhibit at Greenbuild 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona, November 10-12.

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours, special seminars, and networking events.

Herron and McGowan are teaming up to call awareness to NFRC’s role in the green building movement and to answer both general and technical questions regarding NFRC's certification and labeling system.

NFRC will be located in booth number T-5.

Be sure to stop by.

NFRC's Senior Technical Services Manager, Ray McGowan, Comments on ANSI accreditation and NFRC

NFRC is pursuing ANSI accreditation to ensure its standards development process conforms to a nationally recognized, consensus process.

ANSI has accredited numerous code developers such as ASHRAE, USGBC, NEMA, ICC, IESNA, and CRRC. Once NFRC becomes an ANSI accredited standards developer (ASD), which could occur as early as September, NFRC will pursue accreditation of NFRC 100 (U-factor) and 200 (SHGC, VT), its primary rating standards.

The ANSI process will require NFRC to allow comments from any fenestration interest, member or non member. All comments received are required to be considered by NFRC regardless of acceptance or rejection of that comment. All those who comment have an appeals process available to them to further pursue any rejected comment as well.

NFRC’s ANSI accreditation will increase its credibility in the marketplace and ensure full consideration of all fenestration interests during the standard development process.