September 15, 2020
Building A Sustainable Future:
Pre-Meeting Virtual Sustainability Sessions  

Join NFRC over the next three weeks as we hear experts discuss future weather patterns and predictions, how the built environment is responding to climate change, and innovations in solar glass. Earn American Institute of Architects (AIA) and US Green Building Council (USGBC) continuing education credits for attending these sessions. Don’t miss this FREE opportunity! Register today!

  • Session 1: Happening now: Future Weather Files is Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. EDT.
  • Session 2: George Mason University: Path to Net-Zero by 2050 or Sooner! - Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at 2 p.m. EDT 
  • Session 3: Envisioning the Solar Glass Revolution - Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 at 2 p.m. EDT 

Register for the sustainability sessions here. 

Check out NFRC’s sustainability webpage here.
What is NFRC Membership?

Learn more about who NFRC members are, the benefits of membership, and the important role that members play in the development of NFRC programs and documents.
 
Join us on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. EDT for a brief webinar about membership and how it can help you. Click here to register.
Come See NFRC’s Virtual Booth at GlassBuild Connect 

Are you registered to attend the month-long GlassBuild Connect trade show and conference? Throughout September, exhibitors, events, speakers, and educational sessions will provide the latest trends and updates for professionals in the fenestration industry. And NFRC wants to meet you there! Go to www.glassbuildamerica.com/ to check out NFRC’s exhibitor page. You can ask us questions about how our ratings can help your customers identify the windows, doors, and skylights that help save energy and improve occupant comfort. We also have resources online for you to download and share, too. Don’t forget to Tweet your experience with the hashtag #GlassBuildConnect and tag us @NFRCRatings. We look forward to “seeing” you at GlassBuild Connect!
Listen now to “Through the Glass: Conversations with Leaders in Windows, Doors, and Skylights,” NFRC’s Leaders Network new podcast. The second episode, featuring NFRC board member Jeff Baker, is now available, and you can still hear the first episode with NFRC CEO Deb Callahan. 

This podcast series goes beyond windows, doors, and skylights and into leadership trends and how to successfully lead organizations through tough and smooth times.

Host Michael Williams chats with professionals in fenestration, green building, testing labs and architecture. These experts share experiences and lessons learned throughout their careers, and what makes them strong leaders today.

 We invite you to leave questions for the interviewees. Listen here today
New Tool to Promote NFRC Energy-Performance Rating
Check out NFRC’s new consumer education video that demonstrates the importance and value of the NFRC energy-performance label. We encourage and invite you to share this video on your website and social media accounts to promote NFRC's ratings and data as the go-to source for building energy design. We want consumers, builders, and design professionals to understand that the window, door, or skylight they purchase will meet the energy-performance standards listed on the label.

Click on the video now and help us reach new audiences, too!
Membership Awards
Help NFRC recognize members who have gone above and beyond for the organization and the work that we do. Do you know members who meet the criteria for the awards listed below? This year there are two ways to recognize the work that our members put into the programs:

Dariush Arasteh Memorial Member of the Year

Emerging Leader Award

To nominate someone for either of these awards, please submit this form. Thank you for your participation and everyone’s contributions during these unusual and uncertain times.
Call for Volunteers
We have amazing volunteers who give their time to keep NFRC progressing and we encourage others to get involved, too.

Are you interested in volunteer opportunities at NFRC? Even if you’re not sure if you’re qualified or ready, we want to hear which groups you are interested in.

Visit our Volunteer Interest page to see positions we have available. Email jfinn@nfrc.org with any questions.
NZ20: The Net Zero 2020 Conference & ExpoSeptember 15 - 16, 2020

Join NFRC for the Net Zero Conference in your living room! NZ20, the world's largest net zero building conference is a hub for thought-leaders and industry-shapers in Climate, Carbon, Energy, Water, Waste, and Transit. NZ20 offers best-in-class virtual platform goes above and beyond to inspire communication, providing attendees with opportunities to engage and ask questions during sessions, tours, and networking events as well as in the Expo Hall -- so we can inspire, educate, and evolve our built environment with the same energy we've always had.

This two-day event will feature exciting keynotes, cutting-edge educational panels, workshops from innovative leaders in sustainability like the International Living Future Institute and U.S. Green Building Council, premium networking opportunities, the annual Trailblazer Awards ceremony, and an interactive virtual expo hall featuring leading companies in our industry.

CEUs will be available for GBCI and LFA credential holders.

Visit www.netzeroconference.com to learn more and register.
5th Annual Energy Efficiency Day (#EEDay2020)
On Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, NFRC will join a growing network of organizations, companies, government agencies, utilities, universities, advocates, and others to showcase the benefits of energy efficiency as part of the 5th annual Energy Efficiency Day www.energyefficiencyday.org. The message of Energy Efficiency Day is simple: “Save Money. Cut Pollution. Create Jobs.” Social media content will use the #EEDay2020 hashtag.

Energy Efficiency Day is a collaborative effort of regional and national organizations including the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), E4TheFuture, Advanced Energy Economy, Regional Energy Efficiency OrganizationsAlliance to Save Energy and many others.
2021 Annual Sustainability Sponsorship Opportunities

Expand your reach all year while supporting NFRC’s sustainability efforts. Sponsorship supports ongoing educational and engagement opportunities with our members, partners, and consumers through meetings, webinars, social media, and email communications.

As an annual Sustainability Sponsor, your tax-deductible contribution supports NFRC’s mission and vision, and helps you reach NFRC’s growing network of stakeholders across the fenestration industry from manufacturers to consumers. View the 2021 Sustainability Sponsorship Opportunities with multiple levels for any budget.

For more information, contact NFRC’s sustainability manager, Jeremy Browning, jbrowning@nfrc.org
Meetings/Webinars

NFRC envisions a future where every window, door, and skylight purchase decision is made using the
NFRC label to evaluate energy performance.