November 3, 2015
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
 
   
The fall issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional has been mailed and emailed! If you didn't receive it in your inbox or mailbox and would like to be on our email list to receive the digital link, sign up here. Some articles in this issue include:
THREAT SURVEY: SPFA Reveals Results of Industry Survey
CONSIDERING CANADA? Guide to Spraying Foam in Canuck Country
CONTRACTOR AWARDS: COMMERCIAL WALL FOAM - Foam-Tech Insulation Service
SPEAKING SENSIBLY: How to Address a Retrofit SPF Job Properly
SAFETY FIRST: OSHA Publishes New Standard for Confined Spaces
ASK THE EXPERT: Applying SPF on Concrete
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS
 
Jim Andersen will be the presenter at the next free safety webinar for SPFA members. He will discuss containment and ventilation for interior SPF applications.
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International Fireproof Technology Inc.
Industry News and Announcements
>>NAHB, ASE, ACC, AGC Earn Spot on List of "2015 Top Lobbyists"
>>Energy Department Recognizes California County in Better Buildings Challenge
>>USDA Funds 1,100 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide
>>A Global Effort to Phase Down Hydrofluorocarbons
>>BPI and Aeroseal Announce Strategic Partnership
>>ABAA Material Listing Program Update
>>Race to Zero Student Design Competition – Webinar, Nov. 3
>>ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Modeling Challenge Highlights Industry’s Creativity
>>ICC Public Comment Hearing Results Now Available
>>Cold Climate Challenges Addressed in New Publication from ASHRAE
>>OSHA Publishes Guide to Help Businesses Comply with New Standard
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Covestro
SPFA News and Announcements
 
   
>>SPFA Pushes for Renewal of Energy-Efficient Building Tax Extenders
>>SPFA PCP Discussions in New Mexico - Next Step Takes Place Nov. 18
>>SPFA Launches Membership Drive
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The breakout sessions for Sprayfoam 2016 will be released soon! Be sure to check out the top industry concerns and topics that YOU let us know are important to you. The summaries of each breakout session will be released in the upcoming issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine, the official magazine of SPFA and the only official magazine of Sprayfoam 2016.
In addition, Sprayfoam 2016 exhibit spaces are filling up fast and sponsorship opportunities are getting swooped up! Please click here to see the Exhibitor Brochure and here for the Sponsorship Prospectus.
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
 
   
>>Free Safety Webinar on Ventilation for SPFA Members -- Nov. 4
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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If you've thought about entering the SPFA Contractor Industry Excellence Awards, now is the time. Here are the three steps to entering a project:
1. Decide which project(s) you're going to enter.
2. Head to www.sprayfoam.org to check out the Tips on Winning.
3. Nominate your best project(s) using our online forms
Nominations for the Contractor Awards are due Dec. 4, 2015 and you must be an SFPA member to enter. Winners will be announced Feb. 10, 2016, when SPFA sponsors the Industry Excellence Awards Luncheon as part of the Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo.
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Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIII, No. 33, Nov. 2, 2015
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state.Some features in this issue include:
-- More States Looking to ‘Go Green’ in Spite of Banking Woes
-- Marijuana Use Could Be Legal in Over Half of States Next Year
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U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI-1) Selected as New Speaker of US House of Representatives
>House Consideration of Energy Legislation May Have to Wait Until After Thanksgiving
>DOE Releases Updated Methodology for Assessing Cost-Effectiveness of Building Energy Codes
>EPA Releases Proposed Rule for Clean Power Plan Federal Backstop
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>Pennsylvania Code Update
>New Energy Benchmarking Standards Implemented
>State Energy Efficiency Scorecard
>Administrative Rules Being Tracked
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SPF Tech
Source: airbarrier.orgr
Building enclosures require proactive actions by each member of the design and construction teams to deliver a building that meets stated performance requirements. Air Barriers are a critical component to meeting those requirements. This document addresses 10 of the most FAQs with respect to air barriers.
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Naylor Association Solutions
SPFA Training & Certification
 
   
>>5 Day Training Program in Connecticut -- Dec. 7-11
>>SPFA Modules in Review for Accreditation with HPIP
>>United Thermal Systems Achieves Status of "Accredited Contractor Company"
>>Sponsorship Opportunities for SPFA PCP FIELD EXAMS During Sprayfoam 2016
>>Upcoming PCP Exam Prep Courses
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Dr. Energy Saver
Health & Safety
Enforcement of the Confined Spaces in Construction standard published on May 4, 2015 for residential construction work has changed.
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Marketing & Industry Promotion
Source: MHEDA.org / Brian Bluff
The aim of this article is to describe approaches to creating a winning digital marketing strategy.
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Do you want to save money and fight climate change, without sacrificing comfort or convenience? Becoming more energy efficient accomplishes all that and more. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has several programs and tools to help deliver the benefits of reducing your energy consumption.
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SPFA Member News & Services
CertainTeed’s new InsulSafe® SP Mobile Field App is tailored to meet the field support needs of CertainTeed insulation partners. The app — designed for use on iOS and Android™ devices — provides InsulSafe SP installers easy access to accurate estimate calculations, troubleshooting and safety information, as well as product information and attic installation tips.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>DOE Issues Updated Methodology for Assessing the Cost Effectiveness of Building Energy Codes
>>2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) to Consolidate ICC, ASHRAE Standards
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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Energy & Advocacy News
Source: energy.gov
Colorado became the second state to offer DOE’s Home Energy Score statewide in September through its Better Buildings Colorado program. Colorado joins Connecticut, which began offering the score statewide in April 2015, and other states are expected to follow next year. The Home Energy Score, similar to a vehicle's miles-per-gallon rating, helps homeowners and homebuyers understand how much energy a home is expected to use and provides suggestions for improving its energy efficiency.
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Current Call to Action
Source: energy.gov
GSA’s Green Proving Ground (GPG) program and DOE’s High Impact Technology (HIT) Catalyst have issued a joint Request for Information calling for innovative emerging building technologies that can cost-effectively transform the operational efficiency of federal and commercial buildings. Responses to this RFI will be evaluated based on your technology’s potential environmental performance, cost savings, and opportunity for widescale deployment. Technologies will be considered, by one or both programs, for third-party measurement and verification in occupied, operational buildings.
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Events
 
   
See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.
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Business Trends
>>Social Media 101
>>Contracting Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs
>>Ready to Start Contracting with the Federal Government?
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