Membership Categories

AERC Membership Information & Categories

General Membership Information
  • Dues are based upon a calendar year from January-December and billed annually prior to the start of the year.
  • Each member organization receives (1) vote.
  • Subsidiaries of Manufacturer or Retailer companies may participate under parent organization membership without voting rights.

 

Certification Discounts:
  • Only manufacturer/Fabricator/Retailer/Distributor members qualify for discounted member-rate certification fees.

Manufacturer/Fabricator Membership

Applicable to manufacturers of window attachments products and/or components.

Window Attachments – Ready to install finished goods.

  • Interior: blinds, cellular shades, pleated shades, roller shades, interior shutters, storm windows, secondary glazing systems
  • Exterior: solar screens, exterior shutters, rolling shutters, zip screens, awnings, and storm windows

Components: fabrics, materials, slats, clutches, rollers, motors, head rails, side rails, etc. and other component parts of finished window attachments

Annual Dues:  For manufacturers & fabricators dues apply to revenue from window attachments and component products (combined wholesale and/or retail) sold in the U.S. for the prior year.

Category 1 (< $2 Million Sales) $1,000.
Category 2 ($2 to $6 Million Sales) $3,000.
Category 3 ($6 to $25 Million Sales) $7,000.
Category 4 ($25 to $75 Million Sales) $10,000.
Category 5 (> than $75 Million Sales) $15,000.

Retailer/Distributor Membership

Applicable to companies selling window attachments products/components to residential and/or commercial markets.

  • Retailers/Dealers with stores, showrooms, e-commerce, or in home-sales.
  • Distributors with wholesale and/or trade accounts sales.

Annual Dues: For retailers, & distributors, dues apply to revenue from window attachments and component products (combined wholesale and/or retail) sold in the U.S. for the prior year.

Category 1 (< $2 Million Sales) $1,000.
Category 2 ($2 to $6 Million Sales) $3,000.
Category 3 ($6 to $25 Million Sales) $7,000.
Category 4 ($25 to $75 Million Sales) $10,000.
Category 5 (> than $75 Million Sales) $15,000.

Associate Membership

Applicable to organizations that are collaborative partners of AERC.

Trade Associations, Test Lab, Simulators, or Calculation Entities.

Annual Dues: $2,000. per year

Public Interest Membership

Organizations in the window attachments industry, building energy efficiency, and/or energy ratings whose purpose is to serve and improve the public welfare (includes Government and Non-profits).

Annual Dues: $500. per year

Utility Membership

Investor owned, public, or electric cooperative utilities serving residential, commercial or industrial customers in the U.S.

Annual Dues: $5,000. per year

Individual Membership

Individual membership is available to designers, architects, or individuals.

Annual Dues: $500. per year

2019 AERC Membership Dues

Category Revenue Annual Dues
Manufacturer/Fabricator*

Retailer/Distributor*

<=$2M  $1,000.
>$2-$6M  $3,000.
>$6-$25M  $7,000.
>$25-$75M  $10,000.
>$75M  $15,000.
Utility  $5,000.
Associate $2,000.
Public Interest  $500.
Individual  $500.

*For manufacturers, fabricators, retailers, & distributors, dues apply to revenue from window attachments and component products (combined wholesale and/or retail) sold in the U.S. for the prior year.

General Membership Information:

  • Dues are based upon a calendar year from January-December and billed annually prior to the start of the year.
  • Each member organization receives (1) vote.
  • Subsidiaries of Manufacturer or Retailer companies may participate under parent organization membership without voting rights.

Certification Discounts:

  • Only manufacturer/Fabricator/Retailer/Distributor members qualify for discounted member-rate certification fees.