AERC Virtual Spring Meeting

June 23, 2021

Welcome & Program Update | 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM EDT

This session will provide an update on AERC activities including the ratings and certification program, ‎the organization’s strategic objectives and more. In addition, we will review AERC’s efforts in exploring ‎opportunities for window attachments to be included in the Federal Energy Tax Credit Program.‎  

  • Nicole Blackshear, AERC
  • Shannon Christie, AERC
  • Ralph Vasami, AERC

AERC Marketing Update | 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM EDT

The AERC Marketing Team will host a session covering top marketing and communication initiatives ‎slated for 2021 and those that have already been accomplished and/or are underway.  The session will ‎speak to media outreach, status of the residential label, collaborations with utilities and other industry ‎partners and more. Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) will provide an update on the Integrated Home Competition and the ways AERC members can get involved.‎ 

  • Paul Hagar, AERC
  • Danielle Meyer, AERC
  • Kim Katz, CEE
  • Alice Rosenberg, CEE

Buildings of the Future: National Efforts to Accelerate Demand for Higher Performing Building ‎Envelopes | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

This session will provide attendees with information on several concurrent efforts across the ‎attachment and energy efficiency industry to elevate awareness of attachments as a cost-effective ‎solution that significantly reduces building energy use. Key topic areas will include the Partnership for ‎Advanced Window Solutions, DOE’s Storm and Insulating Panel Technology Campaign, and Oak Ridge ‎National Laboratory’s Building Envelope Campaign.  Panelists will also provide insight into the Biden ‎Administration’s energy and climate goals, opportunities to leverage these efforts, and what’s ‎expected ahead.‎ 

  • Ryan Fedie, U.S Department of Energy
  • Mahabir Bhandari, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Elaine Miller, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Katherine Cort, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


June 24, 2021‎

AERC Certification 101‎ | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

This session will provide a high-level overview of what manufacturers need to know when planning for ‎the AERC window attachment certification process. Recent and upcoming changes to the certification ‎program will be discussed, as well as insights from companies with AERC certified products. Intertek ‎and AERC simulators will share lessons learned and tips for certifying products.‎ 

  • Lucy Albin, AERC
  • Kenny White, Intertek

Fabric Grouping Rule Overview | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

This session will provide an overview of the fabric grouping rule in AERC 1.1, including how to use the ‎grouping spreadsheet tool developed by LBNL. Attendees will be able to ask questions regarding ‎implementation of the rule and provide feedback on what additional items are needed to aid material ‎and attachment product manufacturer’s understanding of fabric grouping.‎ 

  • Lucy Albin, AERC 
  • D. Charlie Curcija, Ph.D., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Nathan Wintermute, Mermet  

For more information, contact Nicole Blackshear at [email protected]