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Just Announced Top Purchasing Officials to Speak at WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference
What are manufacturers in the window and door industry looking for from their suppliers and potential suppliers? Come hear from some of the top procurement and purchasing officials in the industry as they discuss their philosophy in working with suppliers, some of the challenges they face in these relationships and what challenges they see over the next decade. Read more.
The WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference and will be held in Chicago, Illinois at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile from Tuesday, June 28 to Thursday, June 30, 2016.
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WDMA Applauds Senate Passage of Comprehensive Energy Bill
Amendment on FHA Energy Efficient Mortgages Included
[Washington, DC- 4/21/16] - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association
(WDMA) applauds the U.S. Senate for voting today on final passage of The Energy
Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012) by a vote of 85-12. This legislation
makes several updates to the nation's energy policy and an amendment backed by
WDMA was agreed to before the final vote. The inclusion of the amendment
coincided with a WDMA member advocacy push on Capitol Hill during the annual
WDMA Legislative Conference earlier this week, highlighting the impact of
grassroots advocacy and its impact on legislation. Read more.
Announces New Portal to Speed Evaluation Reports of WDMA Hallmark Certified
Products to Texas Department of Insurance
[Chicago, IL- 4/13/16] - The Window & Door Manufacturers Association
(WDMA) will release next month the third phase of the WDMA Hallmark
Certification Programs Client Information Portal (CIP) to facilitate an
electronic method to submit and process an application for a Texas Department
of Insurance (TDI) Evaluation Report. This system, which is available to
any manufacturers certifying products under the WDMA Hallmark Program, should
help shorten the time it takes TDI to produce an evaluation report. Read more.
Applauds New LEED Pilot Recognizing Additional Wood Certifications
[Washington, DC- 4/8/16] - The
Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) applauds the U.S. Green
Building Council's (USGBC) issuance of a new LEED pilot Alternative Compliance
Path (ACP) for sustainable forest management certifications. The move
means that wood products with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®)
Program certification are qualified for credit in both LEED 2009 and LEED v4
systems. The ACP also recognizes the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) and
other programs endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
(PEFC). The USGBC announced the new ACP this week as
part of their quarterly addenda to the LEED green building rating system. Read more.
WDMA Applauds New Fannie Mae Program to Finance Energy Efficiency Improvements
WDMA Has Long Sought Improved Energy Efficiency Loan Options
DC- 4/6/16] - The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is
applauding Fannie Mae for the introduction of the new HomeStyle® Energy
mortgage, an enhanced option for borrowers who want to finance energy
efficiency improvements to their home. Borrowers with an existing,
higher-interest energy improvement loan can more easily roll that loan
into a new mortgage or into a refinance of an existing mortgage. In
addition, borrowers will have options to finance new energy upgrades
when purchasing or refinancing a home. The HomeStyle Energy mortgage
can be used on 1-4 unit properties, including condominium units, and is
available for all approved Fannie Mae lenders. Read more.
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