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Ottawa to offer grants for energy-efficient upgrades

In its November 30 fall economic statement, the federal government included a promise to support energy-efficient home retrofits. Natural Resources Canada has released some details of the Our Action Starts at Home initiative will look like, though the program is not available to homeowners yet.

FGIA updates Performance Rating Method standard for mulled combination assemblies

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a mulled assemblies document. AAMA 450-20, Performance Rating Method for Mulled Combination Assemblies, Composite Units, and Other Mulled Fenestration Systems, was last updated in 2010.

Lewin joins as technical director at SAWDAC

Sawdac has announced that Phil Lewin has joined the Sawdac team as the technical director, effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Registration now open for FGIA Virtual Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2021 FGIA Virtual Annual Conference, which will be held Feb. 23-25.
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Fenestration Conversations episode #18: The Winds of Change – George Torok, Morrison Hershfield

Building codes and the standards they reference continue to shift with the ongoing concerns about climate change and the new weather conditions our fenestration will have to endure. One observation we hear frequently is that it doesn’t matter how energy-efficient products are if they are installed incorrectly. Enter the CSA A440.4 window and door installation standard. George Torok chairs the committee developing this standard and joins the Conversation to share the latest updates that will be incorporated in the National Building Code’s 2020 revisions. George also puts out the call for you to get involved with the process to make the next round up updates, which will be starting soon. » Read more...