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The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. USGBC is composed of organizations from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.

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Celebrating its 50th year, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association is the leading trade association, representing both the residential and commercial sectors, in the fenestration industry. AAMA is dedicated to the promotion of quality window and door products. Their mission is to continue to improve product, material & component performance standards and to address regulatory issues that affect the fenestration manufactures and professionals.

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Architectural Testing is an independent testing and product certification facility for windows, doors, fenestration for condensation and heat transfer, and sound absorptive and transmission loss. They perform standard-based and custom-designed tests to measure fenestration and product performance. And they administer certification programs that provide participating manufacturers the opportunity to distinguish their products from those that are non-certified.

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The NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) in a non-profit organization that administers an independent rating and labeling system for the energy performance of doors and windows. NFRC provide a fair, accurate and reliable energy performance rating to help architects, builders, contractors and homeowners compare different manufacturer’s products.

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The National Accreditation & Management Institute, Inc provides global certification, inspection and quality assurance services to the Building Industry. NAMI specialize in fenestration and building envelope products which includes are but not limited to windows, patio doors, entrance Doors and glazing wall systems.

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Hanley Wood University is the premier destination for construction professionals seeking continuing education and training programs. Architects, builders, contractors, remodelers, and other professionals required to obtain credits, certifications, or training rely on Hanley Wood University for the courses they need to maintain their professional expertise.

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For 15 years, Architectural Record's Continuing Education Center has been one the leading provider of continuing education for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) community. Design and construction professional earn AIA Continuing Education learning units by reading designated articles and sponsored sections on this site, and answering test questions at the end of each course.

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Houzz is a leading destination site for home design enthusiasts-- professionals and homeowners.  Featuring over 250,000 high quality interior and exterior photos,  engaging articles written by design experts, product recommendations and social tools to manage the remodeling and decorating process, Houzz  boasts one of the largest collection of interior design and decorating ideas on the Internet.

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The Architects Catalog, Inc  (ARCAT) was established in 1991 and its business philosophy is to  publish quality products for architects, engineers and specifiers to enable them to easily specify ARCAT building product manufacturer clients.  To  provide  architectural information on building materials, manufacturers, specifications, BIM families and CAD details.

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CAD details is a library of construction details and product profiles developed specifically for design professionals with the goal of getting manufacturer-specific product information into their working plans. Download LaCantina Doors high quality cad drawings, specifications and related documents for your next project.

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The American Institute of Architects Austin is  third largest chapter of the national professional association in the state of Texas,  serving the professional needs of more than 900 architects, associates and allied professionals working in fields related to architecture, design and construction in the greater Austin area. AIA Austin provides the architecture community with resources and relationships to make a difference through design.

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The AIA Colorado chapter strives to be the voice of the architectural profession and the primary resource for Colorado members. They inspire members to be leaders in the collaborative design of a quality built environment. AIA Colorado influences public policy to shape the profession and the realm in which architects practice: provides access to high quality educations, resources and tools to enhance professional practice and demonstrates the value of the AIA architect to the AEC industry, clients and the public

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Proud of its history and optimistic about the future,  the AIA San Diego Chapter was founded in 1928 and  has over 80 years of service to this region.  The chapter provides a variety of services, resources, and support to the local A&D community including fellowship, communication, education, public policy and advocacy. The mission of AIA San Diego is to promote the profession of architecture in San Diego and support members in professional excellence.

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The Building Industry Association of the Bay Area is a professional, non-profit association committed to promoting housing for people of all income levels and the production of quality homes. BIA Bay Area’s membership comprises about 300 home builders, trade contractors, suppliers and industry professionals representing the following 14 counties in the bay area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma.

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Representing over 600 member firms and 100,000 employees, the Building Industry Association of San Diego County is a united voice advocating for the development of housing and commercial facilities needed to ensure sustained economic opportunity in the San Diego community

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Established in 1923 , the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc. (BIASC) has over 1050 primary member representing all professionals associated with the building industry. BIASC has been instrumental in helping the construction industry meet the region's demand for new housing, infrastructure, and the overall growth every community needs to thrive. BIASC is one associations with four Chapters serving Los Angeles/Ventura Counties, Orange County, Riverside/Imperial Counties and San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Counties.

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