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>>March 23 Is Cutoff for Group Rate at Hotel for ABAA Conference
The Air Barrier Association of America is hosting its fourth annual conference and trade show in Dallas, Texas, on April 7-9, 2015, and the deadline to make discounted hotel reservations is March 23, 2015. To book your room at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, click here or call (214) 922-8000 or 888-627-8191. Attendees will receive a discounted room rate of $159 plus taxes if booking by March 23. Mention the ABAA 2015 Annual Conference when you call for a reservation.

The ABAA Conference & Trade Show features learning tracks for contractors, design professionals, consultants and testing labs; exhibitors with the latest products and technologies; and answers to some of your most challenging questions. 

>>NASEO Co-Hosts Second Zero Net Energy Forum
On February 2-3, 2015, New Buildings Institute, NASEO, and Rocky Mountain Institute hosted the second Getting to Zero National Forum.  The event featured over 250 attendees from across the country representing design professionals, state and federal policymakers, and real estate developers and owners.  State Energy Office representatives from Minnesota, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, and North Carolina presented on the policies and programs that are helping drive adoption of zero energy buildings in their jurisdictions.  Presentations from the event are available on the Getting to Zero National Forum website.

>>Sprayfoam Factors Into Energy Efficiency in Award-Winning Las Vegas Home
Sprayfoam was used in the attic and walls of Blue Heron’s award-winning New American Home 2015. "Whether you are environmentally sensitive or not, we would call energy-efficient construction a best practice. You can design a home and build it poorly or do it right," said Blue Heron’s owner/designer Tyler Jones. Bayer, a sponsor, also provides details related to the use of SPF in The New American Home 2015, which was revealed at the IBS. The home is produced and presented by the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council and Builder magazine. Read more at and at Reviewjournal.

>>Canadian Group Promotes SPF as Wise Insulation Choice
A mere 2" of foam insulation separates the cabin of an airplane and the -60 C temperatures at 35,000 feet. The same sprayfoam insulation will literally seal your home, making it as cozy as an igloo. "It certainly reduces energy costs," said Kyle Papp, vice president of Edmonton's Thermo Solutions Insulation. "You can save up to 50 percent on heating and cooling bills." Unlike batt insulation, which can sag over time, sprayfoam settles into corners to provide a better seal and even contributes to the structural integrity of the house. Read more at Ottawa Citizen.

>>Century-old Home's Renovation Included Use of Sprayfoam
EcoSound Builders, The Green Cocoon and Minutemen Painters came together using energy efficient and sustainable materials, including sprayfoam insulation, to preserve a Portsmouth home's historic integrity. Read more at Seacoastonline.

>>Mike Holmes: Snow Piling Up on Your House Is a Good Indicator of the Roof’s Condition
One area of the house that gets hit the hardest during a winter storm is the roof. It should be strong enough to take the brunt of bad weather, and you need to make sure it can. To start, take a look at your roof. Ideally, it shouldn’t get a lot of snow buildup; the snow should just slick right off. Flat roofs get the most snow buildup, and that’s one reason they typically get more leaks. Read More at National Post

>>Jail's Upgrades Bring Praise, Savings
Twenty-five years ago, the Alachua County jail was troubled by crowding, inmate violence and big taxpayer bills. In the past decade, however, county officials at this Florida jail have tackled one renovation after another and say the jail is now attracting notice for something else: energy efficiency. Installing sprayfoam on the roof was one of the renovation decisions that is helping with the energy efficiency factor. Read More at Gainesville Sun

>>Sprayfoam's Use in Alaska Research
CCHRC is an industry-based, non-profit corporation that develops and tests energy efficient, durable, healthy, and cost-effective building technologies for Alaska and the world’s cold climate regions. Sprayfoam is part of its research, and was recently applied continuously to the foundations, walls, and roof of a building, creating a monolithic envelope with no gaps and no thermal bridging. The wall assembly was simple and super-insulated (R-40) without the added material of traditional double-wall construction. Read More at Akbizmag

>>Using Sprayfoam to Help Control Erosion
Laying down pipelines has always been a back breaking job, but some pipeline companies are utilizing a technology being utilized that can ease the process along -- sprayfoam. Read More at Daily Jeff

>>Hydrocarbons to Lead the Aerosol, SPF and Aerosol Propellants Market
A new report issued by Transparency Market Research (TMR) presents an analysis of the aerosol, SPF, and aerosol propellants market. The global market was valued at $16.4 billion in 2012, and is estimated to reach a value of $23.2 billion, rising at 5.1% CAGR during 2013 to 2019. The research report is titled "Aerosol, SPF and Aerosol Propellants Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019." Read more at

>>Growing Construction Industry to Propel Global SPF
According to a recently published research report by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global spray polyurethane foam market is anticipated to grow at a 7% CAGR between 2013 and 2019. The report, titled ‘Spray Polyurethane Foam Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019’, is available for sale on the company website. Read more at PRWeb.

>>Free Webinar on March 18 by DOE Building America Program
A webinar being presented by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program on March 18 is titled, "Building America Research Tools: Field Test Best Practices, BEopt, and National Residential Efficiency Measures Database." Register here for the 3-4:30 p.m. (EDT) webinar. Find more information here.


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