he National Glass Association (NGA) will examine the controversy surrounding the plan to rate and certify the energy efficiency of commercial fenestration during a forum featuring James Benney, executive director of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and Marg Webb, executive director of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA). The session—scheduled for September 10, 2007—is part of the annual Glazing Executives Forum at the GlassBuild America trade show in Atlanta.
"This session promises to be informative and contentious and it is certainly a must-see for glass industry executives," said David Walker, the NGA's vice president of association services. "We are pleased to be able to address this important issue in such a timely manner at our Glazing Executives Forum."
The Forum is a groundbreaking program designed to bring North American company owners and key decision-makers together to exchange information, build relationships and learn from world-renowned experts and interactive discussions. The session with Benney and Webb will explore the issues surrounding the controversial NFRC plan to use computer technology to create a Component Modeling (CMA) program that would compute the energy characteristics of various types of commercial building fenestration and assign an energy-efficiency rating to the fenestration.