The National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) will hold its 2020 Spring Committee Meeting from March 16 to 18 in College Park, MD. NFRC provides the scientific energy ratings for windows, doors, and skylights – also known as fenestration products.

Over three days, meeting attendees will discuss industry best practices and review updates to ratings standards that affect the comfort and energy use in homes and offices nationwide. Last year marked the organization’s 30th anniversary as the nation’s leading authority on fair, accurate, and credible energy-performance ratings for windows, doors, and skylights. The theme for 2020, Building a Sustainable Future, means NFRC will continue to expand on this success in its programs and benefits for members and consumers.

Also, at the meeting, researchers will share new findings that show energy-efficient fenestration products can lower energy use and prevent additional pollution by the equivalent of reducing carbon emissions by 547 million metric tons. Comparatively, this would be like cutting electricity use by 70 million U.S. households or taking 118 million passenger cars off the road in one year.

Other meeting highlights include a tour of a green building on the nearby campus of University of Maryland and an overview of an NFRC-created methodology that will reduce the time needed to simulate energy efficiency, which helps get innovative new windows, doors, and skylights to market faster.

“As we enter a new decade, we recognize the fenestration industry is changing and evolving rapidly. At this Spring Committee Meeting, we have a great lineup of sessions on tap that will help our members manufacture top-notch, energy-efficient products that meet consumer demand,” said NFRC CEO Deb Callahan. “We’ve been coming together for over 30 years and will continue to do so to provide homeowners with energy-performance ratings for windows, doors and skylights backed by science.”

For more information and to register for the meeting, click here. Early bird registration ends Friday, Feb. 14