Industry News & Announcements

Polyurethanes Technical Conference to Highlight Versatility of Polyurethanes for Construction
The versatility of polyurethane chemistry and its benefits for the building and construction industry will be the focus of three separate technical sessions at the 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, presented by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council. The conference will take place Sept. 23-25 in Phoenix, Ariz. Throughout the conference, industry experts will present advances in rigid polyurethane (PUR), polyisocyanurate (PIR) foams and spray polyurethane foam (SPF), which are ideal for many different construction applications.

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Advanced Energy Design Guides Hit Half-Million Circulation Mark
Since being introduced eight years ago to encourage energy efficient design in a range of building types, the Advanced Energy Design Guide series from ASHRAE and partnering organizations has hit the half-million circulation markMore than 500,000 copies of the books have been downloaded or purchased since first published in 2005. In 2008, ASHRAE began making the Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) series available for free download at
Free Resources for Professionals, ASHRAE Annual Conference Highlights
ASHRAE wrapped up its Annual Conference with record breaking attendance and some major announcements, including the launch of a new online discussion platform, a milestone related to the Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) and a free download of its IAQ Guide.

ACC Calls on Congress and DHS to Partner with Industry to Advance Chemical Security
As government officials and the regulated community gather at this year’s Chemical Security Summit in Baltimore, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and its members are calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Congress to redouble their efforts to partner with industry to secure chemical facilities.