Green building continues to grow and strives for buildings that are both environmentally-friendly and energy efficient. AAMA actively participates in green building initiatives, with a focus on the fenestration industry.
AAMA's Sustainability Steering Committee oversee the various AAMA committees and task groups involved in establishing standard practices that lead to product sustainability - from component development to structural integrity.
AAMA, in a collaborative effort with other fenestration industry stakeholders developed the Cradle to Gate Window Product Category Rule (PCR) document, published September 10, 2015. The PCR provides window manufacturers with the tools needed to develop comprehensive product-specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to their customers.
EPDs developed using this ANSI-approved PCR are valid for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED v4 Program.
The PCR was developed over a two-year period by AAMA, the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), a number of industry manufacturers and the Institute for Environmental Research & Education (IERE).
AAMA is also proactively involved in green building organizations, leading the charge for fenestration products and their impact on the building’s overall green performance attributes.
If you are interested in participating in AAMA's green efforts, please contact Janice Yglesias.
AAMA members have developed resource material to educate the industry and consumers on what constitutes a green window, door, skylight, curtain wall or storefront.
The monthly AAMA e-News includes a section devoted to Green News in each issue to keep members abreast of the latest industry developments.
Green Events are also posted on our site and include industry trade shows, conferences and seminars. Locate additional sources of green information such as rating organizations and other green groups by going to Industry Web Links.
Members may also view relevant white papers, presentations and brochures for more information.
FTC Green Guides
Below is a 7:15 minute video from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) explaining their revised Green Guides., which help to crack down on greenwashing claims and to make environmental claims more meaningful.