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>> Article by SPFA Technical Director in Professional Roofing Magazine

Dr. Rick Duncan, the technical director for SPFA, contributed an article about spray polyurethane foam to Professional Roofing magazine -- and it is now gracing the cover. The article, entitled SPF and the Net-Zero Energy Movement, talks about the benefits of SPF and the net-zero building "movement."

A small excerpt: "In roofing projects, SPF acts as a water barrier, air barrier and thermal insulator. Because of SPF's superb energy-efficiency capabilities, it has become a major force in the net-zero energy building movement that is picking up momentum across the U.S." The full article can be found at www.professionalroofing.net.

 SPFA has done a number of articles along these lines over the past couple of years to help other industries and the public better understand its benefits.

>>SPFA Pushes for Renewal of Energy-Efficient Building Tax Extenders 
SPFA continues to work in Washington, D.C., on issues important to the members. As a member of the High Performance Building Congressional Coalition (HPBCCC) SPFA has partnered with other Coalition members and several construction organizations to push for support and renewal of three energy-efficient building tax extenders: Residential Energy-Efficiency Tax Credit (IRC Sec. 25C); Energy-Efficient New Home Tax Credit (IRC Sec. 45L); Commercial Building Tax Deduction (IRC Sec. 179D). SPFA has co-signed a letter to the US House Committee on Ways and Means, and believes that such tax incentives are critical to moving the mark on energy efficiency and generating a market incentive for more customers to make the jump to SPF.
"These incentives have played a role in advancing SPF use around the country by making it even more cost effective," said Kurt Riesenberg, SPFA Executive Director. "Everyone wins with customers upping their game on energy efficiency, reducing energy demand and cost, and living in a more comfortable space. More SPF gets used because it’s the better material, and part of DoE’s mission is accomplished. I hope Congress does the right thing here."

For the latest information on the tax extenders, the upcoming elections, and all things government be sure to attend Craig Brightup’s Government Affairs breakout session – a regular favorite – at the upcoming SPFA Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo, Feb. 8-11, 2016, and read every edition of the Brightup Writeup in SPFA’s SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine.
>>SPFA Launches Membership Drive
Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance is excited to announce the launch of a new membership drive. SPFA membership offers sprayfoam professionals the ability to drive the industry forward and address its biggest issues by collaborating on a national level. The member-discounted Professional Certification Program (PCP) provides the highest quality, technically specific training in the business and serves as a certificate of professionalism and authenticity. Additionally, members can increasingly expand their own business by being listed in the SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide, available in print and online. To learn more about how SPFA can benefit your business, contact Billy Harley at membership@sprayfoam.org or (571) 814-3685.

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