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EFCO, a Pella Company, pulled the first certificate under the Component Modeling Approach (CMA) launched by NFRC in January 2010 for System 5600 2¼ Curtain Wall supplied to the Life Sciences Research Center on the campus of Utah State University in Logan, Utah. 

The Component Modeling Approach (CMA) Product Certification Program enables whole-product energy performance ratings for commercial fenestration projects using data from the three primary components of fenestration: frames, spacers, and glazing.

Because it’s designed to inspire and promote innovation, the new building in Utah was the perfect project to inaugurate NFRC’s new CMA program,” said Joseph Holmes, the Approved Calculation Entity (ACE) for EFCO.

The Life Science Research Center was built for the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR). The program was developed by a collaboration of economic development leaders, the Governor's office, key legislators, and university leaders to bolster the economy by investing in university research programs, facilities and faculty.  More information on this program can be found at USTAR at USU.

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