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Education

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architecture profession dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value and improving the quality of the built environment.

National Safety Council
The mission of the National Safety Council (NSC) is simple: to end preventable deaths in our lifetime. By joining one or more of the National Safety Council’s eight industry/interest specific groups called Divisions, manufacturers can get involved with a trusted source in safety and have the opportunity to lend expertise to activities that impact NSC and its policies. Division members benefit from attending top-notch educational sessions, live webinars and networking opportunities with peers within the industry. For more information on the variety of industry-specific Divisions offered by NSC and to join a Division, please visit nsc.org/divisions.

Window Safety Task Force (WSTF)
The Window Safety Task Force has compiled some very useful information to help you learn about the potential risks of window falls in your home. Every year, the last full week of April is designated as Window Safety Week to help spread awareness about this important safety issue.

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Fenestration Associations

Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD)
AMD provides leadership, education, promotion, networking and advocacy to and for the millwork distribution industry.

Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) 
BHMA is the trade association for North American manufacturers of commercial builders hardware. BHMA has endeavored to promote the general development and welfare of the builders hardware industry and its member companies.

National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)
NFRC is a non-profit, public/private organization created by the window, door and skylight industry. It is comprised of manufacturers, suppliers, builders, architects and designers, specifiers, code officials, utilities and government agencies.

National Glass Association (NGA)
NGA provides information and education, as well as promote quality workmanship, ethics, and safety in the architectural, automotive and window and door glass industries.

Screen Manufacturers Association (SMA)
Since its founding in l955, the Screen Manufacturers Association has represented the window and door screen industry to its diverse markets in a dynamic, aggressive and proactive manner. 

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Government

Department of Energy (DOE)
The mission of the DOE is to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment,and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

ENERGY STAR®
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA's mission is to protect human health and the environment. When Congress writes an environmental law, the EPA implements it by writing regulations. Often, they set national standards that states and tribes enforce through their own regulations. If they fail to meet the national standards, EPA can help them. The EPA also enforces their regulations, and helps companies understand the requirements.

High Performance Windows Volume Purchase
DOE's Building Technologies Program (BTP) is coordinating a volume purchase of high performance windows, and low-e storm windows, to expand the market of these high efficiency products. Price is the principal barrier to more widespread market commercialization. The aim of this volume purchase initiative is to work with industry and potential buyers to make highly insulated windows more affordable.

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Green

Green Globes
The Green Globes system is a revolutionary building environmental design and management tool. It delivers an online assessment protocol, rating system and guidance for green building design, operation and management. It is interactive, flexible and affordable, and provides market recognition of a building’s environmental attributes through third-party verification.

Green Seal
We develop life cycle-based sustainability standards for products, services and companies and offer third-party certification for those that meet the criteria in the standard. Green Seal has been actively identifying and promoting sustainability in the marketplace, and helping organizations be greener in a real and effective way since 1989.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The USGBC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

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Industry Guidance

Adhesive and Sealant Council
The Adhesive and Sealant Council provides information, education and representation to deliver value to suppliers, manufacturers and affiliates that have stakeholder interest in the adhesives and sealants industry.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Founded in 1852, the ASCE represents 130,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE's vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life. 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Founded in 1880, ASME International is a nonprofit educational and technical organization serving a worldwide membership of 125,000. 

Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF)
BOAF is a professional, non-profit, state-wide volunteer organization comprised of Code Officials and industry representatives from nearly every jurisdiction in Florida.

Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC)
The EWC provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. The Window Selection Tool lets you compare the annual energy use of 34 different windows for a typical house (new or existing construction) in your city.vin

International Code Council (ICC)
ICC is a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention. The council develops the codes and standards used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. To view publications available from Berkeley Lab, visit eta.lbl.gov/publications.

Lehigh University Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)
The purpose of the IAC is to assist area manufacturers to identify and apply technology to reduce energy consumption and minimize wastes, thereby lowering production costs. This service is provided at no cost to manufacturers, and is provided by the United States Department of Energy.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education.

National Home Builders Association (NAHB)
NAHB is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large.

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Material Associations

Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC)
AEC is an international association dedicated to helping manufacturers, engineers, architects and others to discover reasons to choose the aluminum extrusion process.

Aluminum Association (AA)
AA is the trade association for producers of primary aluminum, recyclers and semi-fabricated aluminum products, as well as suppliers to the industry.

American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA)
ACMA is the world's largest trade association serving the composites industry. ACMA unites manufacturers with their suppliers, distributors, end-users, and other industry stakeholders to harness the power of an industry united.

Building with Chemistry
Building with Chemistry provides information about some of the chemicals that are essential to the products used in architecture, building and construction. Because the safety of any building and construction product requires an understanding of its specific chemical composition, as well as the intended uses of the product and potential exposure to various constituents, building and construction professionals should follow the specific instructions and product labeling provided by the product manufacturer, and seek safety information specific to that product from the product manufacturer.

The Vinyl Institute (VI)
The VI is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives and modifiers, and vinyl packaging materials. Founded in 1982, the Institute has a dual charter to promote and protect the industry and the markets it serves. 

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ANSI Member LogoStandards

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is an international organization of 51,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Founded in 1898, ASTM International is a not-for-profit organization that provides a global forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services.

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