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Register Today for the WDMA National Architectural Door Conference 

Register now to receive the early-bird rate for the 2016 National Architectural Door Conference presented by the WDMA National Architectural Door Council (NADC).  The conference will take place on May 4, 2016 at the Orlando World Center Marriott, preceding the Door and Hardware Insitute's (DHI) 2016 ConNEXTions and will take place in the same location. 

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Register Today to Attend the 2016 WDMA Technical and Manufacturing Conference

Register today and come join us for the 2016 WDMA Technical and Manufacturing Conference.  Of course, the conference will contain valuable sessions addressing product performance, sustainability, environmental declaration, emerging product technology and product selection, among other topics. And as always, the conference will include ample time for meeting with colleagues and customers. The WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference and will be held in Chicago, Illinois at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile from Tuesday, June 28 to Thursday, June 30, 2016. 

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WDMA Applauds Senate Passage of Comprehensive Energy Bill 

Key WDMA-Backed Amendment on FHA Energy Efficient Mortgages Included 

[Washington, DC- 4/21/16] - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) applauds the U.S. Senate for voting today on final passage of The Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012) by a vote of 85-12.  This legislation makes several updates to the nation's energy policy and an amendment backed by WDMA was agreed to before the final vote.  The inclusion of the amendment coincided with a WDMA member advocacy push on Capitol Hill during the annual WDMA Legislative Conference earlier this week, highlighting the impact of grassroots advocacy and its impact on legislation. Read more.

WDMA Announces New Portal to Speed Evaluation Reports of WDMA Hallmark Certified Products to Texas Department of Insurance 

[Chicago, IL- 4/13/16] - The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) will release next month the third phase of the WDMA Hallmark Certification Programs Client Information Portal (CIP) to facilitate an electronic method to submit and process an application for a Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Evaluation Report.  This system, which is available to any manufacturers certifying products under the WDMA Hallmark Program, should help shorten the time it takes TDI to produce an evaluation report. Read more.

WDMA Applauds New LEED Pilot Recognizing Additional Wood Certifications 

[Washington, DC- 4/8/16] - The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) applauds the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) issuance of a new LEED pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) for sustainable forest management certifications.  The move means that wood products with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Program certification are qualified for credit in both LEED 2009 and LEED v4 systems.  The ACP also recognizes the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) and other programs endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).     The USGBC announced the new ACP this week as part of their quarterly addenda to the LEED green building rating system. Read more.

WDMA Applauds New Fannie Mae Program to Finance Energy Efficiency Improvements 

WDMA Has Long Sought Improved Energy Efficiency Loan Options

[Washington, DC- 4/6/16] - The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is applauding Fannie Mae for the introduction of the new HomeStyle® Energy mortgage, an enhanced option for borrowers who want to finance energy efficiency improvements to their home.  Borrowers with an existing, higher-interest energy improvement loan can more easily roll that loan into a new mortgage or into a refinance of an existing mortgage.  In addition, borrowers will have options to finance new energy upgrades when purchasing or refinancing a home.  The HomeStyle Energy mortgage can be used on 1-4 unit properties, including condominium units, and is available for all approved Fannie Mae lenders. Read more.

Window Safety Week is April 3-9, 2016
Tips from the Natonal Safety Council on Keeping Children Safe

[Washington, DC] - As spring arrives, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the Window Safety Task Force of the National Safety Council (NSC) encourage parents and caregivers of young children to recognize the importance of window safety awareness, especially to prevent accidental falls from open windows and for using windows as a secondary way out of the home in case of fire. Each year, the WDMA and the Window Safety Task Force takes the first full week in April to emphasize these messages during Window Safety Week.  This year Window Safety Week is April 3-9. Read more.    

Windsor Windows & Doors Joins WDMA

WASHINGTON, DC - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced today that Windsor Windows & Doors is the newest member of the association. Windsor Windows & Doors' corporate headquarters are located in West Des Moines, Iowa, which features a 340,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant. Windsor operates a second 200,000 sq. ft. production facility in Monroe, North Carolina. Windsor began as a small wood window manufacturer in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1946 and they remained a regional manufacturer until being purchased by Woodgrain Millwork, Inc of Fruitland, Idaho in 1987. Woodgrain is the largest manufacturer of mouldings and interior doors in the United States. Woodgrain Millwork currently employs over 3,000 people in 20 different locations, including two in Chile. Read more.

Draft #2 NAFS 2016 is Open for Ballot  

WDMA is balloting proposed revisions to the next edition of NAFS.  This draft contains revisions that satisfy negative ballots and comments that were received during the first ballot of the standard in April, 2015.  WDMA is balloting these changes with the intent that they be approved and ready for code adoption, in case the current efforts to simplify and refocus NAFS are not completed by December 2017.   

You can download a copy of the draft and other ballot items by clicking here.  

Ballots are due by April 29 2016. Please return your ballot prior to that time if possible.

Fiberon Joins WDMA

[WASHINGTON, DC - 3/17/16] The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced today that Fiberon® is the newest member of the association. Recognized by Green Builder magazine as a "2015 Eco-Leader," Fiberon uses sustainable manufacturing processes that capture 98.5% of waste materials and divert 60,000 tons of wood and plastic from landfills each year. Privately held, Fiberon has operations in North Carolina and Idaho, and distributes products throughout North America and to more than 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Central and South America. Read more.

Call for Session Proposals: WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference

The WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel Downtown, Chicago, IL from Tuesday, June 28 to Thursday, June 30, 2016. The program is comprised of two and a half days of informative technical sessions reporting on current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product technologies. WDMA is soliciting speaker proposals in a wide variety of topic areas. Take this opportunity to reach professionals from the leading window and door companies in North America! Read More.

WDMA Unveils New Code Resource Center Exclusively for WDMA Members

WDMA is pleased to announce the launch of the WDMA Code Resource Center, an online portal for WDMA members providing access to state and local building and energy code adoption information for the International Code Council (ICC)'s national model building codes, including:

  • International Residential Code
  • International Building Code
  • International Energy Efficiency Code
  • International Existing Building Code

The information is derived from state and local government agencies and provides links to adopted codes, state and local amendments, state agencies, and key contacts. Read more.

EPA Releases New Rule Simplifying Lead-Paint Training Recertification

WDMA Sought Greater Use of Online Training Options  

[Washington, DC- 2/12/16] - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a change to the refresher training for renovators currently required under the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP).  Specifically, EPA will allow renovators to take a refresher course without mandatory "hands-on" training, such as online courses, once every other recertification instead of every time.  This action comes after a direct advocacy effort by WDMA and others, which included meetings with EPA and the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to provide industry knowledge and recommendations. Read more.

WDMA ACTION ALERT: Tell Your Senators to Support Key Industry Amendments to Comprehensive Energy Legislation

Support Achievable Building Energy Codes and FHA Mortgage Guidelines Recognizing Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Senate could vote on key amendments at any time to the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012).  WDMA is seeking inclusion of two amendments that are of importance to the industry. The first is an amendment that clearly defines the Department of Energy's (DOE) role in model energy code development and guarantees that certain products and technologies are not given preferential treatment.  The second is an amendment to ensure more accurate mortgage underwriting for energy-efficient home features by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Read more.
  

EPA Has Updated Tax Credit Information for ENERGY STAR® Windows, Doors & Skylights

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has updated its website detailing federal tax credit information for eligible ENERGY STAR® windows, doors and skylights purchased in 2015 and 2016.  Read more.

Discover Why WDMA Hallmark Certification is Right for You

For more than 40 years, the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program has been the one product certification that provides dealers, builders, architects and code officials with the promise of Total Product PerformanceTM. Learn why you should certify your products and the advantages of using WDMA Hallmark Certified products.

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