Window and Glass Association — a profile

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The Window & Glass Association New Zealand (WGANZ) is the national association representing the window, door and glass industry.

Established in 1965, the Association is a not-for-profit, independent organisation with the goal of developing and maintaining high technical and professional standards, and to create a better built environment for New Zealand consumers.

The organisation has national and international recognition as a highly respected, compliant, self-regulating body.

This is reflected in its high membership levels, with the majority of window, door and glass businesses in New Zealand being certified members of the Association.

Although membership is voluntary, more than 430 reputable companies and individuals involved in the manufacturing, supply and installation of windows, doors, glass and components, have signed up to the Association’s core values, compliance and professional standards.

Association activities

WGANZ’s written constitution guides all the organisation’s activities, and spans three main categories — member technical and business support, active participation in the New Zealand building industry, and advocacy for ongoing technical innovation.

Key activities include:

Ongoing development of glass, window and door performance standards and specifications.

Co-operation with other building industry bodies.

Provision of an independent dispute resolution service between consumers and Association members.

Administration of the Window Energy Efficiency Rating System (WEERS) energy efficiency tool.

Member promotion, including an annual awards programme. These annual awards include categories for apprenticeship achievements, residential and commercial design awards, and eco, innovation, and showhome awards.