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Committee and Development

National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is an American National Standard Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) and develops and administers comparative energy and related rating programs for fenestration products.

As an ANSI ASD, NFRC intends to submit designated NFRC rating procedures for recognition as American National Standards under ANSI's Essential Requirements. The NFRC rating procedures to be reviewed are "NFRC 100: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product U-factors," "NFRC 200: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Solar Heat Gain Coefficient and Visible Transmittance at Normal Incidence," and "NFRC 400: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Air Leakage."

NFRC has established a standing committee designated as the "ANS Standards Committee" (Standards Committee) to oversee the review process. The ANS Standards Committee must be comprised of a variety of interested stakeholders:



General Interest

• Manufacturers and vendors of fenestration products or components organizations that represent fenestration industry interests • Consumers and consumer advocacy organizations • Institutions of higher learning and research
• Third party fenestration inspection and accreditation agencies • Utilities and other energy service providers

• Federal, state or local government and energy or building code offices

• Test and simulation laboratories • Architects, specifiers and design professionals • Non-profit organizations promoting energy efficiency or conservation
• Similar parties with interests in fenestration issues • Builders and other construction contractors • Other standards developers involved in energy efficiency and performance
  • Similar parties with interests in fenestration issues • Other interested party not included in the other categories

The Standards Committee will be responsible for implementing the consensus process required for adoption or modification of an ANSI Standard and performing such other duties as NFRC's Board of Directors may request from time to time. In accordance with the NFRC 710, "Operating Policies Manual," (see Section 5.6) members of the committee are required to actively participate in the Committee's activities, including attendance at meetings and casting ballots on matters presented to the Committee for action. Membership in NFRC is not a pre-requisite of Standards Committee participation.

Committee Roster(July 2012):

Producer: (4)
Joseph Hayden (Chair)
Michael Thoman (Vice Chair)
Tom Culp
Darrell Smith

User: (2)
Anthony Cinnamon
Kerry Haglund

General Interest: (3)
Bipin Shah
Ravi Srinivasan
Roland Temple

To apply for membership on NFRC's ANS Standards Committee, please download and complete:

NFRC ANS Standards Committee Application
NFRC ANS Standards Committee Application ANS Standards Committee Conflict of Interest Form
Questions regarding the NFRC ANS Standards Committee and its activities may be directed to:

Attn: Robin Merrifield
6305 Ivy Lane, Suite 140
Greenbelt MD 20770
Phone: 240-821-9513
Fax: 301-589-3884
Email: rmerrifield[at]