Project Partners

Multiple organizations offer staff and resources in support for AERC’s mission.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has provided $1.6 million in cost-shared funding through the Building Technologies Office. DOE oversees AERC’s progress and development to ensure its goals are met on time and in line with DOE’s objectives.

Kellen is a global management and communications company serving more than 125 trade associations, professional societies and charitable organizations representing over 10,000 companies and 100,000 professionals worldwide. We specialize in management, communications, digital strategy, regulatory affairs, meetings and events, and consulting across a diverse range of industries. Founded in 1964 and charter-accredited through the AMC Institute, Kellen has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Denver, New York City and Washington, D.C.

D+R International, Ltd. is a consultancy focused on creating markets for energy-efficient products. D+R has an exceptional track record for bringing programs from concept to major market impact, most notably large appliances, windows, doors, and skylights, and energy efficient lamps through the ENERGY STAR program for DOE and EPA; solid-state lighting with the Lighting Facts® program for DOE and the DesignLights™ Consortium for the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships; the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program for DOE; and the National Fenestration Rating Council.

D+R has worked with stakeholders in the window attachments industry and the federal government over the past 5 years to develop and launch AERC. D+R serves as AERC’s program manager to plan, organize, and monitor organizational development, meeting and events, membership recruitment, and interactions among stakeholders including DOE, LBNL, WCMA, and attachment manufacturers and retailers. D+R is providing ongoing support to AERC to accomplish its goals within its established timeline.

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) Windows and Daylighting Group has worked with AERC to develop test methods, simulation models, optical and thermal measurements, and to develop the complex glazing database. These methodologies are the basis for developing AERC’s efficiency performance metrics and energy ratings.

Intertek is a worldwide group of testing laboratories for a variety of industries. Based on its expertise in independent testing, product certification, and quality assurance, Intertek-ATI partnered with AERC to lead the development of the AERC Certification Program.