A recent survey by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) shows that 77% of respondents believe they would benefit from a product-based green certification program for fenestration, officials say.
AAMA will use the results as it develops a green certification program. “It will also shape the input, coordination, and outreach it provides to building code departments and authorities having jurisdiction, as green building best practices evolve into code requirements nationwide,” said Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO, in a statement.
“Architects, builders, and contractors will look to AAMA-certified products and verified components to meet their green projects’ performance requirements for safety, energy efficiency, and durability,” Walker said.
The survey results also showed daylighting as a priority among respondents, followed by occupant comfort, product quality, and occupant safety emerged as other important topics among the conferences.
AAMA will continue conducting the survey throughout 2009 and evolve questions to address the American Reinvestment Recovery Act and how the stimulus package will affect the green construction and renovation industry.