Date: 28 April 2022
The NFRC Spring Committee Hybrid Meeting was a productive event that allowed people physically in Philadelphia and those attending from their homes or offices to participate in the consensus process that guides NFRC’s procedures and programs.
Ten ballots were presented for this meeting, six of which passed membership debate and scrutiny. The ballots moving forward include:
- Discussion and approval of this ballot included the following implementation plan:
- Manufacturers with products with expiration dates prior to 12/31/2023 shall be given until 12/31/2023 to provide a new test report performed per the attached ballot.
- Manufacturers with products with expiration dates after 12/31/2023 shall be required to provide a new test report performed per the attached ballot no later than 12/31/2025.
- Though approved (with editorial changes), this ballot will be held in abeyance until the CTA methodology program requirements are met.
- All three of the blinds-between-glass ballots were approved. Prior to these changes being incorporated into the three documents, the BBG Task Group will develop an implementation plan. In addition, changes to the simulation manual, CPD, and training needs will be considered and put into place.
- This approved document is entirely new – NFRC 715 Commercial Energy Performance Certification Program: Products and Projects – is the culmination of years of deliberation and planning by NFRC staff and the commercial program workgroup. Though a significant step closer to implementation, several important factors must be in place prior to rollout. These include software, training, and other program-related requirements being met.
In addition to the ballots, three task groups were formed, all reporting to the U-factor Subcommittee, under the Technical Committee:
- NFRC 100 Sidelite Product Definition Task Group -- will review existing and proposed sidelite and slab sidelite language and suggest appropriate changes.
- NFRC 100 Table 4-3 Task Group – will review the general format of the table and the notes associated with the table and suggest appropriate changes.
- NFRC 100 Glazed Wall Systems Task Group – will review existing language defining the terms “single-story systems” and “multi-story systems,” particularly in relation to defining curtain wall products versus window wall products for rating purposes and suggest appropriate changes.
If you are interested, please contact Michael Thoman (firstname.lastname@example.org) to help us with these important efforts.
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