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NFRC offers guided tour of LBNL

Post Time:Oct 06,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:84

The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md.,invites its Fall 2010 Membership Meeting attendees to visit the nearby University of California-Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a guided tour prior to the meeting, on Sunday, Nov. 7, according to an Oct. 6 release. The meeting will take place in San Francisco, Nov. 8-11.

LBNL has worked with NFRC since 1989 to help develop thermal fenestration ratings. LBNL hosts the International Glazing Database, where glass suppliers submit their spectral data for use in window energy rating calculations throughout the world. Within LBNL’s IGDB, NFRC accepted spectral data are included as required for use in all NFRC certified fenestration energy ratings.

LBNL's state-of-the-art facilities include spectral data measurement equipment, thermal test chambers, experimental facilities for daylighting research, a goniophotometer, an integrating sphere, and other equipment used to conduct window and daylighting research. NFRC has organized this tour to enable attendees to expand their knowledge of how LBNL serves the industry by providing a unique inside look at how the organization works.Cost is $45 per person. Separate Registration is required (deadline Nov. 1). Registration is available on Fall Meeting Web site.**Other details of the tour include the following:

Optics LabGlazing and fritted glass measurements in spectrophotometers Optical properties of Complex Shading materials and systems measurements in scannerOptics of non-homogeneous samples in Large integrating sphereCalculation pathways: materials --> components --> systemsThermal LabIR Thermography of insulating glazings and windowsField Test of Integrated Facade Systems3 side by side test rooms evaluating full scale interior and exterior shading; thermal, daylighting and human factorsCoatings LabThin film coatings deposition labSimulation ToolsUpdate on new and emerging toolsNew Window/Therm featuresRadiance daylighting simulationsBuilding Energy Analysis tools- COMFEN, EnergyPlus

** Items listed are not in any specific order or guaranteed - tour will cover as much as possible - time permitting

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