Posts Tagged ‘NFRC’

Four Window Film Resources You Can Use to Educate Customers 

Sep 13th, 2023

The window film industry is no stranger to skeptical customers and the mission to educate consumers on film’s benefits is unending. Luckily, your sales pitch doesn’t have to rely solely on your word. Several organizations have consumer-focused tools that can help make closing the deal a lay-up. Here are four you might want to check […]

Energy Star Could Survive, But With a Lot Less Money

Jul 19th, 2017

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee announced its spending bill for 2018. It keeps Energy Star, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that certifies energy efficient products including window film, but drastically reduces its funding, according to a report on the committee’s proposal that was released on Monday. The 2018 spending bill would fund […]

Private Label Window Films Are About to Get a Lot More Official

Apr 8th, 2015

Films manufactured by companies that then receive private labels may now be able to receive National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) ratings under their names. It all started two years ago when the NFRC was approached by a distributor seeking certification of its own brand of window films that were manufactured by other companies that already […]

Does Window Film Need Another Rating System?

Jan 28th, 2015

Is there room for another window film rating system? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) thinks so. With a $1.6 million cost-shared grant from the DOE, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) has launched the new Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC). According to a press release, AERC “will design and administer a new energy rating […]

Window Film Changes in the New Year

Jan 8th, 2014

The window film industry reaches several milestones in the new year. Most notably, National Fenestration Rating Council labels are now required for window film as part of the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The requirement took effect January 1. 2014 also brought the expiration of tax credits and implementation of new tinting […]

NFRC Database Now Lists Rated Window Film Companies

Jul 3rd, 2013

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has updated its database to include NFRC-rated window film attachment systems. Manufacturers currently listed include 3M, Commonwealth Laminating and Coating Inc., CP Films, Hanita Coatings, Johnson Laminating and Coating, Madico Inc., Midas Export USA Corp., Nexfil, Saint-Gobain Solar Gard LLC and Southwall Technologies. Listings include all approved film series/models […]

NFRC 100 and 200 Adapted to Allow Certain Shading Devices to be Rated for U-Factor, SHGC

Apr 18th, 2013

The National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Board of Directors has approved changes to its NFRC 100 and NFRC 200 standards, allowing certain shading devices to be rated for U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC). These changes apply to products that use shading systems (blinds, shades, etc.) “that are integral to the product as shipped […]

Wish You Were Here

Apr 10th, 2013

This week I’m getting the closest I’ll get to a Spring Break probably until I retire. I have the pleasure of spending the whole week in sunny Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, Fla. How did I get so lucky? Well, the industries I serve offered me a grand opportunity to get away for four days. […]

Window Film Spotlighted at 2013 NFRC Spring Committee Meeting

Apr 10th, 2013

As part of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Spring Committee Meeting, held in St. Petersburg, Fla., this week, attendees were invited to participate in an optional evening excursion Monday night to view the first area net-zero building as well as tour the Madico Window Films plant. At the first stop of the night, the […]

NFRC Approves Technical Procedures for Attachment Product Ratings

Nov 24th, 2010

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) board of directors has approved technical procedures for the development of U-factor, solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), and visible transmittance (VT) ratings for co-planar interior and exterior attachment products. The new procedures, approved by unanimous voice vote last week at NFRC’s fall membership meeting in San Francisco, will add […]