The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) administers a voluntary window rating/labeling program to produce window U-factor, solar heat gain coefficient and visible transmission ratings that can be directly compared due to identical evaluation procedures. Guardian encourages you to look for an NFRC label to ensure accurate, comparable performance specifications. Visit www.nfrc.org.
Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security. Visit www.ase.org.
The Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) is a coalition of window, door, skylight, component manufacturers, research organizations, federal, state and local agencies, and others interested in expanding the market for high-efficiency fenestration products. Guardian is a charter member of the EWC. Visit www.efficientwindows.org.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) coordinates the development and use of voluntary consensus standards in the United States and represents the needs and views of U.S. stakeholders in standardization forums around the globe. ANSI is actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards – including globally-recognized cross-sector programs such as the ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems. Visit www.ansi.org.
ASTM International, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world – a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems and services. ASTM International standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy. For more information, visit www.astm.org.
The Responsible Energy Codes Alliance (RECA) is a consortium of energy efficiency professionals, product and equipment manufacturers, and trade associations whose primary goal is to urge all states and local jurisdictions to adopt the most recent International Energy Conservation Code® without substantive local weakening amendments. Visit www.reca-codes.org.
The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is a collaborative network advancing energy efficiency in the Midwest (U.S.) to support sustainable economic development and environmental preservation. MEEA is a leader in raising and sustaining the level of energy efficiency in the Midwest by fostering market penetration of existing energy-efficient technologies and promoting new technologies, products and best practices, including renewable energy. Visit www.mwalliance.org.
The International Code Council (ICC), a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by ICC. Visit www.iccsafe.org.
The Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC) maintains a program that provides for independent, third-party certification of safety glazing materials. Established in 1971, SGCC is a non-profit corporation comprised of manufacturers of safety glazing products, building code officials and others concerned with public safety. Visit www.sgcc.org.