Australian Window Association
The AWA manages NATA accreditation and compliance programs for manufacturers, handles dispute resolution with consumers and owns and manages the Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) that provides the industry with energy ratings for their fenestration systems in alignment with the emerging energy regulations and greenhouse gas reduction targets and was a co-founder of the Australian Fenestration Rating Council (AFRC).
We provide a National technical voice through representation on 20 Australian Standard Committees, the Building Code Committee, Residential and Commercial Building Regulation Committees and Committees for Mandatory Energy Requirements and keep the window industry informed via magazines, website, meetings, conferences and industry exhibitions and promote the industry through media outlets, trade exhibitions and presentations at industry conferences.
The AWA is a Registered Training Organisation, through our Australian Fenestration Training Institute, which runs both accredited and proprietary training offering a career path for the industry and we have strong working partnerships with Australian and international building industry associations that include the HIA, MBA, AIBS and ABSA and government bodies including Window Associations in NZ, China, USA, Europe, Canada, UK, Japan and South Africa.
The Australian Window Association is made up of nearly 600 window manufacturers and industry suppliers throughout Australia. Members of the association have products tested to Australian Standard AS2047. You can be confident that products are made to withstand Australian conditions when purchasing from an AWA member. Don’t risk costly replacement of non compliant products that are not suited to Australian conditions.
The aims of the AWA are:
- To promote and advance the awareness of windows as a major architectural component in building design.
- To establish and self regulate minimum benchmark standards throughout Australia. To facilitate the education and marketing of these standards throughout the industry and wider community.
- To provide a national voice when representing the industry in discussion and negotiations with government, local authorities, business and trade associations and organisations, and the private sector.
- To promote and encourage ethical conduct and sound business practice in the industry.
- The AWA has established strong links with the window industry in the United States of America, United Kingdom and New Zealand and regularly exchanges information on the latest developments affecting the industry.
The AWA is intended to be a co-operative of window manufacturers whereby all members are encouraged to be involved in the decision making process.
The AWA Representative: Tracey Gramlick
Tracey has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration in Technology Management and over 30 years of fenestration expertise in various design, technical, production, materials and marketing roles prior to her current position as Executive Director of the Australian Window Association. She also sits on three industry Boards and actively participates in numerous government, national construction code, building association and Standards Committees, international Standards and energy committees.
Australian Window Association
Suite 1, Level 1, Building 1
20 Bridge Street
Pymble NSW 2073
34/125-127 Highbury Road
Burwood, VIC 3125