December 30, 2015
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From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
 
   
The winter 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.
Check out the Ask the Expert column, where members of the SPFA Consultant Committee address a question about spraying foam on CPVC.
 
SPFA offers safety webinars that are FREE for SPFA members. The next webinar is about Lock-Out/Tag-Out and is taking place Jan. 6, 2-4 p.m. The presenter will be Joe Bolduc, Director of Health and Safety, TruTeam and SPFA Safety Committee Chair.
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International Fireproof Technology Inc.
Industry News and Announcements
>>EPA Addresses Waste in "Life Cycle of Stuff"
>>Economist.com's Ten Most Popular Articles from 2015
>>Multifamily Residential Roundtable Explores Energy and Water Efficiency Opportunities
>>Bending the Curve: Implementation of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
>>Polyurethane Highlighted on Home Improvement Radio Show
>>3D-Printed House and Car to Be Displayed at IBS
>>Dupont to Cut 1,700 Delaware Jobs Before Dow Chemical Merger
>>Congress Passes $1.8 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill and $680 Billion Tax Extenders Package
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Covestro
SPFA News and Announcements
 
   
Not only is the Attendee Brochure now available, online registration for Sprayfoam 2016, February 8-11 in Orlando, has opened up! Also, check out the official magazine of SPFA and Sprayfoam 2016, SPRAYFOAM Professional, to see an outline of the schedule.
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Nominations for the SPFA Contractor Industry Excellence Awards are now closed! 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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>>Article by SPFA Technical Director in Professional Roofing Magazine
>>SPFA Pushes for Renewal of Energy-Efficient Building Tax Extenders
>>SPFA Launches Membership Drive
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
 
   
Are you planning on attending the Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo, Feb. 8-11 in Orlando? If you join SPFA as a member, your company will be able to register and exhibit at a discounted price!
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>>Free Safety Webinar for SPFA Members - Jan. 6!
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIII, No. 39 - Dec. 21, 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:
-- Economic and Political Uncertainty - The 2016 Outlook for States
-- Most States Increasing Spending in 2016
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U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>Omnibus Funding and Tax Bill Signed Into Law
>NIST Seeking Nominations for Appointments to Eight Federal Advisory Committees, Including Smart Grid Advisory Committee
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>State of Colorado Issues Notice of Proposed Rule for On-Site Construction and Safety Codes for Motels, Hotels and Multifamily Dwellings Where No Such Standards Exist
>State of Iowa Issues Update for Administrative Rules on Indoor Air Quality
>State of New York Reissues Temporary Rules on Legionella
>State of Oregon Issues Proposed Rule on Methods of Testing for Rating Seasonal Efficiency of Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
>City of Austin Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals to Review Proposed Energy Code
>City of New York Proposes New Regulations on Cooling Towers
>BCAP Publishes Comparison of Comprehensive Energy Plans
>Mayors Lead the Way on Climate Change Issues
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SPF Tech
Source: buildingscience.com / Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow
In the last decade we have gotten pretty good at combining the water control layer, air control layer and vapor control layer into a single layer that can be a film or coating or membrane or a sheet good. We have also gotten pretty good at wrapping the exterior of all this with the fourth control layer – the thermal control layer. This configuration, with the thermal control layer outboard of the water, air and vapor control layers, allows the assembly to be constructed in all climate zones: cold, mixed, hot and humid or dry.
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Naylor Association Solutions
SPFA Training & Certification
 
   
>>LAST CALL for FREE Written Examiner Training
>>Time to Renew PCP Credentials
>>Sponsorship Opportunities for SPFA PCP Field Exams at Sprayfoam 2016
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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: homeenergy.org
Most of us are aware that marketing greatly impacts the way consumers make decisions and ultimately make purchases or investments. Still, depending on the products or services you are attempting to market, the costs and complexity of executing a marketing campaign will vary depending on the product's marketability. Thus, if you are attempting to market energy efficiency as a package of services and products, then you need to focus on developing an in-depth marketing plan.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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Energy & Advocacy News
Source: energy.gov
Well gang, we’ve done it again. We’ve made a full rotation around the sun and we’re back after 940 million kilometers. See energy.gov's most interesting energy topics of 2015.
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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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Naylor Association Solutions
Business Trends
>>Job Fulfillment Is the Key to Retention
>>Calling all Women-Owned Small Businesses
>>A Simplified Approach to Setting Small Business Strategy
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