The construction industry develops and uses standards for just about everything.
Industry standards address materials, performance criteria and importantly, test methods.
These are the main sources of standards used in building facades:
AAMA American Architectural Manufacturers Association
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
ASTM American Society of Testing and Materials
CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commission
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NFRC National Fenestration Rating Council
NGA/GANA National Glass Association/Glass Association of North America
UL Underwriters Laboratories