April 14, 2020
NFRC Mid-Cycle Ballot Virtual Meeting

NFRC and its members are committed to improving NFRC documents and procedures. As part of this effort, NFRC is having its first mid-cycle ballot virtual meeting on July 13, 2020. 

This mid-cycle meeting allows NFRC programs to progress throughout the year without having to wait for a face-to-face meeting. 

Save these dates: 

  • May 15, 2020 - Registration Opens 
  • June 4, 2020 - Ballots Open 
  • June 24, 2020 - Ballots Close 
  • July 13, 2020 - Virtual Meeting 

We understand that these are difficult times. Please know that any employees who are furloughed are welcomed and encouraged to attend and participate.

Look for more information in the forthcoming Bulletin.
2020 NFRC Upcoming Webinars

NFRC’s 2020 Virtual Committee Meeting was not only a resounding success, but also productive -- we addressed five ballots. With the quick transition to a virtual meeting, we were not able to deliver some of the presentations scheduled for the face-to-face meeting. However, these valuable informational sessions still are available for our members online.  

Over the coming months, have scheduled a series of webinars on the following topics: 

  • FenStar – Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - This session will provide an update on the FenStar program including verification testing from 2019 and 2020, and review the changes to the verification testing documents. 
  • Influencer Mapping – Thursday, June 11, 2020 – Learn how to expand and maximize your social media network and build NFRC’s brand footprint within stakeholder communities.   
  • Retailer Program Introduction- Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – Preview the training that will be available to all members. The session covers a brief introduction to NFRC, how to understand the label, and how to use the CPD and ratings to close the sale with customers. 
  • LEAFF – Tuesday, August 11, 2020 This session will demonstrate the new LEAFF Trendline methodology and share the processes involved with this methodology. 
  • CMAST – Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 - This session discusses the commercial landscape, solutions and support, and offers an educational segment on CMAST as a system. 

All webinars will be complimentary to our members. Additional information, including registration, will be available three weeks before each session. If you have any questions, please email  meetings@nfrc.org
NFRC's Retailer Program is providing window, door, and skylight retailers and salespeople with a tool to help their customers understand the energy efficiency of the products they are buying.    

SAVE THE DATE!
NFRC 2020 Fall Membership Meeting in Atlanta

In regard to the Fall Membership meeting, we are closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation and we are dedicated to providing regular updates to our members. As of now, we are planning an in-person fall meeting, but emphasize that NFRC places the health, well-being and safety of our members and attendees as our top priority. Our team is working closely with our host venue and following guidance from federal, state and local officials to determine the best course of action as we get closer to the meeting date.

Stay tuned for more information.  
Member Company Spotlight Series
NFRC is grateful for all of the contributions that our members g ive toward advancing the organization and industry. Periodically, we will share some of the exciting and innovative work of our member companies in the NFRC Member Company Spotlight series. Our first spotlight is one of our newest members Katerra.


If you would like your company to be included in the NFRC Member Company Spotlight series, please email membership@nfrc.org.
Sustainability / Green Building

NFRC will observe Earth Day, a day where the world unites to reduce the environmental impact of human activity. 

Every year, NFRC donates to an environmental nonprofit in the location of our annual spring and fall meetings. This past spring, we made a cash donation to support the mission of the  Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) . CBF has advocated to “Save the Bay” through environmental restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Baltimore apartments, sustainable, affordable housing.

LEED Gold Metro Heights at Mondawmin symbolizes rejuvenation (USGBC Maryland).

Read more
www.usgbc.org
Covid-19 Hub
We recognize that organizations are now faced with managing the safety and well-being of their personnel and continued business operations. We are working with each of our NFRC licensed inspection agencies (IAs) and accredited laboratories in an effort to determine appropriate actions that will minimize the impact on each participant.

These are the Technical Bulletins that went out last week.

Shows / Meetings
  • Mid-Cycle Ballot Virtual Meeting: July 13, 2020

  • NFRC 2020 Fall Membership Meeting, Atlanta, GA -- October 19-21, 2020


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