February 24, 2016
Graco
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
 
   
The spring 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.
If you were at Sprayfoam 2016 and wondered about the contraptions at the SPFA booth, check out the SPFA President's Post, and feel like you are part of Dennis Vandewater's most recent adventure. Also, be sure to read Part 2 of the SPFA History article to get the full story.
 
 
   
Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo was record-breaking in more ways than one. Check out some of the final numbers in the Show Daily. Also, visit the SPFA website, where speaker presentations will be posted by week's end. Or, to check out the social side, search #SPFAShow on Twitter.
The deadline to participate in the Sprayfoam 2016 attendee survey is midnight, March 2). If you were an exhibitor/sponsor/speaker and have feedback -- and you did not receive the survey link yet -- please reach out to Mickey Riesenberg (deadline to participate: March 2).
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International Fireproof Technology Inc.
Industry News and Announcements
>>Utilities Spur Energy Data Access to Accelerate Building Energy Efficiency
>>New SEE Action Network Guide Outlines Pathways to Energy Efficiency
>>A Call for Help: Promoting Mental Health in the Construction Industry
>>White House Releases Fact Sheet About Better Buildings Energy Data
>>Polyurea Training Programs Announced for April 2016
>>Going Green Can Add Value to Your Home
>>Top 10 Regulatory Concerns in the Construction Industry
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Covestro
SPFA News and Announcements
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!
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>>Congress Passes Tax Extenders Package
>>FREE Safety Webinars for SPFA Members
>>SPFA Launches Membership Drive
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The winners of the SPFA National Industry Excellence Awards 2016 were announced at the Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo during the Awards Luncheon on Feb. 10, 2016. See who won!
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
Members of SPFA are becoming part of an ever-expanding team, bonding together to drive the SPF industry to the highest standards of safety, quality and business practice. SPFA now has 402 members, with 42 of them joining since January 1 and five at Sprayfoam 2016. Interested in becoming part of the team? Contact SPFA Membership Representative Billy Harley to begin a dialogue: 571-814-3685 (office), 703-975-2700 (cell).
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>>SPFA Members Receive Discount to Attend Med|Ed Facilities Conference
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIII, No. 45 - Feb. 19, 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:
-- Oil Price Collapse Pressures State Budgets
-- Govs Tout Clean Energy, Avoid Climate Change
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U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>Not Much News on the Energy Bill – Time for Appropriations
>President Obama Submits Budget Request to Congress
>New Cybersecurity Commission Established by President Obama
>Executive Order Establishes New Interagency Federal Privacy Council
>DOE Seeks Comments on Proposed Renewable, Non-Combustible Energy Accounting
>GSA Green Leasing Task Group to Hold Conference Calls in March-April
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>Upcoming 2016 Elections (Scheduled or Expected)
>Engineers Week Proclamations Issued in Several Locations
>Standards Updates Available
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SPF Tech
Source: buildingscience.com / Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow
Huh? Blasphemy. Yeah, well, in some assemblies, it is actually a pretty good idea. The most famous "double vapor barrier" of them all is a classic compact flat roof. The roof membrane on the "top" is clearly a vapor barrier. In fact, it is almost a "perfect" vapor barrier. And the membrane on the "bottom" is also a vapor barrier. The "bottom" membrane’s primary function is that of an air barrier but it’s material characteristics are such that historically it has also been a vapor barrier...
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"Ventilation, Moisture and Other BS for SPF Contractors" was a Breakout Session at Sprayfoam 2016 presented by Allison Bailes. If you missed the session, Robert Naini of www.sprayfoamadvisor.com recorded it! Naini was also a speaker at Sprayfoam 2016. If you subscribe to the Spray Foam Advisor blogs, you will receive a link to his recorded session, "3 Ways to Close More Sales with Building Science."
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SPFA Training & Certification
 
   
>>PCP Required Continuing Educational Units (CEUs)
Part of the requirements for contractor re-certification is the completion of Continuing Educational Hours..
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Preferred Solutions Inc.
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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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
>>Thinking About Starting a Business of Your Own?
>>How to Give Your Local Business an Online Marketing Tune-up
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