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AAMA: American Architectural Manufacturers Association
AAMA, the US trade association for window, door and skylight manufacturers offers performance standards, product certification, and educational programs.

FEN-BC: Fenestration Association of BC
Fenestration Association of BC (FEN-BC) is a nonprofit trade association representing the interests of businesses engaged in the fenestration industry in BC, and other interested parties. Formed by the merger of the Glazing Contractors Association of BC and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association of BC, FEN-BC represents all parties engaged in the commercial and residential sectors of the fenestration industry.

Fenestration Canada: Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association
Fenestration Canada, trade association for the window and door manufacturing industry, promotes high standards of quality in manufacturing, design, marketing, distribution, sales and application of all types of window and door products.

SAWDAC: Siding & Window Dealers Association Of Canada
Siding and Window Dealers Association of Canada educates consumers on what to look for when hiring a contractor, and educates contractors on procedures and standards they must follow in order to earn and retain their nationally recognized SAWDAC certification.

WDMA: Window & Door Manufacturers Association
WDMA, a trade association for the window, door and skylight industry, represents US and Canadian manufacturers of high performance products for domestic and export markets. They develop industry standards and test methods, certify products, represent industry before building code and regulatory bodies, conduct research on the industry, collect industry data, conduct education for members, and serve as an information clearinghouse.
Researchers

FEN-BC: BC High Performance Window Certification Program
Fenestration Association of BC has announced the High Performance Window Certification Program, that makes up to $80,000 available to participating manufacturers. The costs associated with creating new product lines that exceed current BC energy efficiency requirements, including lab testing and certification, are a barrier to the introduction of high performance windows into the market. The High Performance Window Certification Program aims to address this market barrier and stimulate BC manufacturers to develop new designs and manufacturing processes that will lead to cost-effective, marketable, high performance windows being built in BC.

FSEC: US Research On Energy Efficient Fenestration & Daylighting
Florida Solar Energy Center studies energy & illumination performances of fenestration & daylighting systems, with a focus on solar heat gain and its effects on the thermal performance of buildings and energy costs for heating and cooling.

IRC: Report On Effectiveness Of Wall-Window Interface To Manage Rainwater
Canadian Institute for Research in Construction laboratory project evaluates specific window/wall interface construction details to determine how effectively they manage rainwater intrusion into a wall assembly.

LBL: US Research On Energy Efficient Windows & Daylighting
US Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory conducts research on energy efficient windows including glazing materials, software, advanced systems, window properties, daylighting, and window performance.
Testing Services

Intertek: BC Testing & Certification Of Fenestration Products
Intertek performs testing & certification, ensuring products meet performance and safety specifications, for fenestration products including residential vinyl, aluminum, wood and fiberglass windows, and commercial curtain walls and window wall systems.

QAI: BC Testing Of Window & Doors
Quality Auditing Institute is a BC provider of window tests including air leakage, water penetration, wind load resistance, sash & frame strength, and resistance to forced entry.
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