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A Road Map through the four Levels of NFRC Membership Participation:

1. TASK GROUPS

NFRC Definition & Purpose: Task groups are formed by Chairmen of the Subcommittees from members and non-members and are responsible for researching and developing specific issues presented to them by the Chairman. Task Group findings and recommendations are reported to the Subcommittee responsible for its formation. Task groups are dissolved at the conclusion of their mission. Click HERE for a full list of the active task groups

Requirements and Details:

  • All interested public welcome to join and participate.
  • No NFRC membership or attendance requirements to be listed or participate as member of an NFRC Task Group.
  • If interested in participation – name must be given to Chair of the task group.

2. SUBCOMMITTEES

NFRC Definition & Purpose: Subcommittees are formed from the membership at the discretion of the appropriate Committee Chairman and with the approval of the Board of Directors. They are responsible for tasks given to them by the Committee as they relate to the development of specific programs or procedures. Subcommittee findings and recommendations are reported to the Committee responsible for its formation.

Current Listing Available

Requirements and Details:

  • NFRC Membership qualifies for one vote per Subcommittee
  • ALL voting members of the NFRC are automatically subcommittee members and allowed ONE VOTE per company at the subcommittee level.
  • Ballots are issued via the NFRC website and voted on prior to NFRC Membership meetings – subcommittee membership qualifies one to vote on these ballots. (One vote per member company)
  • Subcommittee meetings held at the NFRC Membership Meetings often hold final votes for balloted items. All voting members present are qualified to vote regardless of previous meeting attendance . One vote per Member Company.
  • Information on becoming an NFRC Member can be found here or by emailing membership[at]nfrc.org.

3. Committees

NFRC Definition & Purpose: Committees are mandated by the Bylaws or formed at the direction of the Board of Directors from the membership. They are generally responsible for the establishment of NFRC procedures and programs which are presented to the Board of Directors for final approval before implementation.

Current Listing Available:

Members Appointed by Board:

Accreditation Policy Committee

Certification Policy Committee

Technical Interpretations Policy Committee

NFRC Member Supported (see below for details):

Regulatory Affairs and Marketing Committee

Ratings Committee

Research and Technology Committee

Technical Committee

Requirements and Details:

  • NFRC Committee Rosters (aka Committee Membership) are either BOARD appointed or are made up of interested member companies (Companies paying dues for NFRC Membership).
  • To JOIN Member Supported COMMITTEE – Member must attend one meeting - signing the roster being sure to mark interest in having name added to the roster (becoming a voting member of the committee).
  • Only one vote is allowed per NFRC dues paying Member Company.
  • Member Name/Company Name will be added to the Committee Roster at the next meeting.
  • Member Name/Company Name will be DROPPED from Roster if Representative misses TWO CONSECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS (fails to sign the roster as present)
  • All current committee rosters are posted on the NFRC website prior to committee meetings for membership review or by contacting the Committee Chair or the NFRC's membership department at membership[at]nfrc.org.

4. The NFRC Board of Directors:

NFRC Definition & Purpose: The Board of Directors is comprised of 12 Directors elected from and by the NFRC membership. The Board of Directors is responsible for the final decision making of all policies, programs and procedures of the Council. There are three general categories that make up the Board of Directors; the fenestration industry interests (5 seats); the lab interest (1 seat) and the general interest (6 seats).

Current Listing Available

Requirements and Details:

  • The NFRC is a 501(c)(3) organization; a charitable research and education association; not a trade or industry association. Therefore, the composition of the Board of Directors is weighted towards the general interest category to assure that we continue to work towards the public interest and the goals described above.
  • The Board is responsible for nominating NFRC members to fill these designated categories.
  • NFRC created a "Request for Designation for Potential Nominees” form, giving the membership a voice and allowing them to make recommendations directly to the Board
  • Submitted names from the membership give the Governance Committee and the Board individuals to consider for nomination.
  • NFRC uses electronic balloting to facilitate voting for our membership. The entire voting process is administered by an independent third party contractor

The NFRC staff is here to assist in implementation of the program as developed by the NFRC membership. Please let us help you navigate through the four Levels of NFRC Membership Participation to allow YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD!

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