Earlier this year, the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Board of Directors made a number of important changes that will impact both members and program participants in 2012. First, they have made the benefits of membership more accessible and equitable to many existing and potential members.
In 2012, all fenestration industry representatives, such
as manufacturers, and all affiliated industry organization members,
such as trade associations, IA’s, laboratories, and general
contractors, will pay a flat fee for membership dues - $2000. In
some cases, this will increase membership dues, but in the majority of
cases it will reduce annual dues.
In each and every case, however, the change ensures that
all members will enjoy the benefits of NFRC membership equally
because all organizations, regardless of their size, invest the same
amount for their “voices and votes.” It should be noted that dues for
general interest members such as government agencies, building
officials, design professionals, public interest groups,
research/higher education institutions, and
Energy Service providers remains the same -- $500.
Additionally, the Product Certification Program (PCP)
fees have undergone a significant change. Licensees (fenestration
manufacturers) currently pay three different fees – participation
fees, product line fees, and label fees. In 2012, licensees will be
responsible for a single fee that is based upon their annual sales of
This new fee schedule will make payment easier for
NFRC’s licensees. The NFRC office is busy mailing requests for
information to all our program participants to determine invoicing for
2012, so please look for that information.
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Finally, NFRC realizes
this is a considerable change, and we anticipate you will have
questions or require clarification about this exciting stage in our