Technoform’s Gabriel Louthan recently completed training and successfully passed testing for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Certified Simulator program, becoming the third certified simulator along with Stephen Aki and Bart Hensley. Louthan and Aki are based in Oregon, and Hensley is in Tennessee. Together, these certified associates provide Technoform’s North American customers with NFRC-certified simulations to support research and development of innovative façade, cladding, and fenestration systems.
“We are pleased to offer our customers these simulations as part of our ongoing services. We regularly provide thermal simulations, R&D support, assembly assistance, and engineering review,” explained Stephen Aki. “Technoform takes care to individualize each customer’s experience to best suit their needs from product design through production.”
Along with its customized services, Technoform provides customers with high-performance insulating profiles for façades, cladding, and fenestration systems. These thermal optimization solutions from Technoform include polyamide pressure plates, thermal break profiles and durable, warm edge spacers for insulating glass.
The NFRC is a leading authority on the performance of windows, curtainwall, doors, and skylights for the United States. With 30 years of experience and independent, third-party ratings data, the NFRC helps buildings meet the challenges of an energy-efficient future. There are approximately 200 NFRC Certified Simulators in the United States. To be certified, participants must complete a 30-hour course, pass two exams, and maintain annual continuing education.