NFRC ‘Resource’ for Architects

NFRCThe National Fenestration Rating Council can a great resource for architects that have questions about building codes or commercial glazing, according to Ray McGowan, a senior program manager for the NFRC.

The NFRC aims to make code enforcement easy with a user-friendly and easily accessible verifiable ratings system, but building codes, which are enacted on a state-by-state basis can be complex, McGowan told GlassGuides.com.

The ratings system currently has 9.5 million rated products from 750 different participants and its online components allows project managers to look up window labels and check ratings free of charge, McGowan says.

The energy standard for most buildings underwent an overhaul in 2013 that is significant compared to recent versions and up to 50 percent more demanding than the 2004 revision.

ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, incorporates 110 addenda. These reflect changes made through the public review process by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

The standard was last revised in 2010, and the new version represents a standard 40 to 50 percent more stringent than the 2004 version.

Major changes to requirements for building envelope, lighting, mechanical and the energy cost budget are included.

The New Energy Future - Challenges and Opportunities in Corporate Energy Management
Sponsored By: Edison Energy

  
The Corporate Sustainability Professional's Guide to Better Data Management
Sponsored By: Urjanet

  
How Tracking/Managing Energy Consumption Drives Real Cost Savings
Sponsored By: Digital Lumens

  
Choosing the Correct Emission Control Technology
Sponsored By: Anguil Environmental Systems

  

Leave a Comment

User Name :
Password :
 
If you've no account register here first time
User Name :
User Email :
Password :

Login Now