Publication of the National Window Preservation Standards book has been rescheduled for spring 2013. We received comments from several window specialists that they could not participate in the Window Preservation Summit in July because that was in the middle of their busy season and they were flat out with work. A few requested the opportunity to participate during the slower winter season. The new publication schedule allows for a full two winter months of comment and revisions on the drafts at the Window Preservation Standards Collaborative’s (WPSC) website.
We were delayed in getting the report on the energy performance testing, which is now expected by the end of the year. The testing is a key element in the Standards project and the results will be an important part of the Standards book. The book will also catalog 150 to 200 individual topics and standards on a wide range of work methods and window treatments.
Everyone with a professional interest in window preservation is invited to review and comment on the drafts of the Standards. At the website’s discussion forum:
where the draft of each topic and method standard is posted as an individual message. You can read the draft of each topic or standard and post a comment on it. Several of the drafts of topics and standards are now posted, and many more will be posted during the coming weeks. To view the drafts go to the link above, click on “Getting Started” then click on “Review & Comment on the Drafts” to learn how to participate.
Any working tradespeople with ten or twenty years of window work experience can even submit a favorite work method or window treatment to be considered as a Standard. Here is a direct link for details:
The Window Preservation Standards Collaborative is a group of working tradespeople. Anyone with a professional interest in window preservation is welcome to pitch in.
WPSC public website: http://ptnresource.org/WPSC/
WPSC discussion forum: http://ptnresource.org/WPSC_forum/
The Preservation Trades Network supports the WPSC as one of its formal initiatives.