WDMA ALERT: Window Product Category Rules Now Available

PCR Will Allow Development of Environmental Product Declarations - The first edition of the Window Product Category Rules (Window PCR) for use by the window and skylight industry to develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) has now been published.

The Window PCR covers both vertical windows and skylights.It does not cover sliding or side-hinged entry doors or tubular daylighting devices.

The Window PCR has been developed under a joint industry effort by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), and the Glass Association of North America (GANA), together with the Institute for Environmental Research & Education (IERE).

The Window PCR will enable window and skylight manufacturers to develop EPDs when specified by their customers for use in the construction of green buildings. All major green building codes, standards and rating systems now encourage EPDs by giving credit for the use of them to achieve specified rating levels or comply with building material requirements.

To download a copy of the Window PCR, click here. 

WDMA members with questions may contact Jeff Inks at jinks@wdma.com.

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About WDMA: Founded in 1927, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association is the premier trade association representing the leading manufacturers of residential and commercial window, door and skylight products for the domestic and export markets. WDMA members are focused on Total Product Performance™ products that are designed and built to performance-based standards. The association is focused on key member needs in the areas of advocacy, product performance, education and information and facilitating business interactions and relationships in the fenestration eco-system. For more information, please visit www.wdma.com.

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Date: 22 September 2015
Source: WDMA

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