Sprayfoam Pro Newswire
February 9, 2016
Industry News And Announcements
International Fireproof Technology Inc.
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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Be sure to read the note from SPFA Executive Director Kurt Riesenberg, especially if you are at Sprayfoam 2016. Some good information in there! If you are at the expo, you'll also be the first to receive the print copy of the magazine!
Follow activities at Sprayfoam 2016 via Twitter, hashtag #SPFAShow.
Industry News and Announcements
>>Cities and Businesses Commit to Improving Access to Energy Data
>>White House Releases Fact Sheet About Better Buildings Energy Data
>>User’s Manual to ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Green Standard Available
>>Two National Energy Codes Conference Keynote Speakers Announced
>>Polyurea Training Programs Announced for February and April 2016
>>Amendment to Energy Bill, the SAVE Act, Needs Your Support
>>Congress Passes $1.8 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill and $680 Billion Tax Extenders Package
>>Going Green Can Add Value to Your Home
SPFA News and Announcements
Sprayfoam 2016 is in full swing, and Richard R. Rawlings is on the schedule for tomorrow during the General Session at 8 a.m. Being held February 8-11, 2016, at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida, this year's expo is shaping up to be one of the record-breakers as far as attendance goes!
Based on a recent research project with SPFA and the National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA), special enclosures for recessed luminaires may be a thing of the past. In December, NEMA published NEMA LE 7-2015 Recessed Luminaires Intended for Contact with Expanding Polyurethane Foam Insulation. NEMA developed this standard to define a subset of insulation contact (Type IC) luminaires that are appropriate for use with polyurethane sprayfoam. This standard also provides requirements and recommendations for Type IC recessed luminaires intended for installation in contact with low-density and medium-density polyurethane foam thermal insulation. Read full article in SPRAYFOAM Professional!
>>Congress Passes Tax Extenders Package
>>FREE Safety Webinars for SPFA Members
>>SPFA Launches Membership Drive
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.
Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
Did you know SPFA members can participate and attend the SPFA Sprayfoam Convention & Expo for substantially less? That is one of the perks of being an SPFA member! Find out more from SPFA Membership Representative Billy Harley (571-814-3685) or look for him on the show floor in the SPFA booth (#223), Feb. 10-11, at Sprayfoam 2016 in Orlando.
>>SPFA Members Receive Discount to Attend Med|Ed Facilities Conference
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIII, No. 42 - Jan. 29, 2016
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state.Some features in this issue include:
-- Battle Over Gun Control Intensifying in States
-- Some Correlation Between Gun Laws and Gun Deaths
U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>Senate Energy Bill Derailed by Flint Water Crisis Funding Fight
>ASHRAE Submits Comments to EPA on Proposed Refrigerant Management Rulemaking
>DOE Issues Final Rule on Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Prerinse Spray Valves
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>Arizona House Bill 2130 a Virtual Repeat of Last Year
>Mold Licensure Bill Introduced Again in New Jersey Legislature
>Carbon Emissions Legislation Introduced in Virginia
>Legislatures Convene in Six More States
SPFA Training & Certification
The SPFA Professional Certification Program (PCP) announced the release of the online version of the SPF Assistant Exam Preparatory Course in Spanish! Now, our Spanish speaking SPF workers have a tool available for them to learn the critically important curriculum that lays the foundation for the SPFA certification program.
Preferred Solutions Inc.
SPFA Member News & Services
Graco Inc. announced its Top 20 High Performance Coatings and Foam North American distributors for 2015. The distributors were selected based on the total of their equipment purchases from Graco during 2015. There is one Top 20 list for Protective Coating Equipment (PCE) and one for Foam & Polyurea Equipment (FPE).
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
Current Call to Action
Seeking Input: Methods for Improving Energy Savings Predictions for Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrades -- Response Deadline: February 21
The U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office is seeking information from the public regarding methods to improve methodologies used to assess the energy savings resulting from energy efficiency upgrades.

Naylor Association Solutions
See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.
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>>Rebrand Your Business, Step By Step



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