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]