Posts Tagged ‘ IWFA ’

IWFA: Upcoming National Window Film Day for “Public Education”

Mar 4th, 2015

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is making sure the nation takes a day to appreciate the industry it works diligently to represent. National Window Film Day will be held on April 30th, as a day of public education focusing on a cost-effective solution to reducing energy costs in homes, protecting skin and home decor […]

U.S. Government Turns Up the Heat on Window Film Usage, Testing

Feb 4th, 2015

According to the DOE, window film has a five year payback period when used residentially and a 22 year payback period for commercial use.

The federal government’s confidence in window film continues. Besides funding a new rating system, the Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a report “Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development: Roadmap for Emerging Technologies,” which includes window film as one of those technologies. Specifically, the report lists window film as a “high priority” research and […]

Congress Just Did Something Your Residential Customers Will Want to Hear About

Jan 7th, 2015

In a rare display of bipartisanship, Congress pulled together to pass the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014” (HR 5771), signed by the President December 19. While the bill includes many provisions, there is one in particular that residential film installers may want to know about. According to section 25C of the bill, window film […]

Protective Glazing Council International Merges with GANA – Why it’s Important

Oct 1st, 2014

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The Protective Glazing Council International (PGC) and the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) protective glazing committee will soon be one, as the groups are merging. GANA’s technical director Urmilla Sowell, who also serves as the president of PGC, made the announcement last week during the GANA Fall Conference in Toronto. “Many years ago, the protective […]

LA Business Journal Features Window Film Expansion Prospects

Aug 6th, 2014

The Los Angeles Business Journal featured an in-depth report on the potential expansion of the window film industry in Los Angeles County and beyond. The article reported on the new California building code, which includes window film as a building product to be considered whenever a remodeling project triggers the code. The reporter pulled from […]

Dominion Virginia Power to Offer Businesses Rebate for Window Film Installations

Jul 23rd, 2014


Virginia commercial window tint companies and their clients alike have reason to be excited about Dominion Virginia Power’s new Non-Residential Window Film Program. In an effort to achieve greater levels of energy efficiency, the electric company is offering Virginia businesses that install window film to their existing windows a rebate. The program started June 1, […]

IWFA Offers New Booklet Reports on the Harmful Effect of Indoor Sunlight and Prevention

Oct 29th, 2013

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) says it is expanding its public awareness program to include a free booklet illustrating the unhealthy impact of indoor sunlight on the skin and the steps to take to prevent it. “As we spend more time indoors and in cars exposed to natural sunshine, we open ourselves up to […]

Window Film on the Radio

Jun 13th, 2013

Window film was recently the topic of discussion on a popular home improvement radio station. Darrell Smith, executive director of the International Window Film Association (IWFA) was interviewed on “At Home with Gary Sullivan,” where he explained the importance of window film. “The IWFA has an ongoing outreach program to media outlets across the nation, […]

IWFC ’13 Set to Include Trade Show, Seminars and Competitions

May 1st, 2013

Planning is underway for the upcoming 2013 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ to be held in Tampa, Fla., September 18-20 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina and Tampa Convention Center. This year’s event has something for everyone, including various educational seminars, a meet-and-greet with NASCAR driver Greg Biffle, the attendee-favorite Architectural and […]

IECC Code Hearings Feature Window Film Proposal

May 1st, 2013


The International Code Council’s (ICC) committee action hearings last week in Dallas included a myriad of proposals related to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), one of which was specific to window film. An approved proposal, CE11-13, will adapt section C101.4.3 (the commercial portion of the IECC), “Additions, alterations, renovations or repairs.” The section of […]