Sprayfoam Pro Newswire
June 14, 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 SPFA Executive Director Kurt Riesenberg's Open Letter to Members as he discusses optimism for the industry but warns of the new challenges that come with an increase in market penetration and growth of the industry. Read all of this and more in the Summer Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional
Industry News and Announcements
>>New Chemical Safety Reform Passes
>>OSHA Issues New Confined Space Rule Memorandum
>>ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conference Takes Place June 25-29
>>DOE Announces Dates for the 2017 Race to Zero Student Design Competition
>>Deadline for Housing Innovation Awards is June 15
>>Building America Webinar: Are the Walls Closing In? Set for June 28
>>Better Buildings Challenge Partner Energy Savings Exceed $1.3 Billion
>>HUD Holds its First National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) Throughout the Month of June
SPFA News and Announcements
Thanks to SPFA Technical Director Rick Duncan, spray polyurethane foam is the subject of quite a few articles in various industry publications. These articles are examples of how SPFA continually educates others about the benefits of SPF and promotes and invests in SPF's future. These articles are also excellent pieces for SPFA members to use for marketing purposes.
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!
Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>Interested in Becoming Part of the Team?
>>SPFA Member Benefits
Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIV, No. 19 - June 13, 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:
-- The Pluses and Minuses of Obamacare
-- Obamacare premium increases to vary widely across states in 2017
Non-US and International Activities
>India and US Issue Joint Statement that Addresses Climate Change
U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>ASHRAE Celebrates High Performance Building Week
>Time an Issue for Energy Bill Conference
>House Energy & Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on DOE Home Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards
>Engineering and Public Policy Summer Internship Begins
>DOE Issues Final Rule on Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
>Proposed Rule Released for Commercial Water Heating Equipment
>Final Rule Issued by DOE on Portable Air Conditioners
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>Northeastern Oklahoma Chapter Builds Advocacy Connections
>Legislative Updates
>ASHRAE Legionella Standard Serves as Basis for New CDC Toolkit
>National Article Calls ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 "Gold Standard" for Legionella Prevention
SPF Tech
Source: sprayfoamadvisor.com / Robert Naini
This week we are going to focus on the second compliance method, one that is often overlooked, the performance path from 2015 IRC Section 1105.

The key requirement for the performance path is that your building, the proposed design, must be shown to have an annual energy cost that is less than or equal to the annual energy cost of the standard reference design building, which is generally a building that meets the minimum prescriptive code requirements.
SPFA Training & Certification
Companies who employ PCP certified individuals with current credentials will be identified in the 2016-2017 SPFA Membership Directory. If you don’t have any employees whose certifications are current, your company won’t benefit from this special identifier. Hurry and act now since we are near our deadline for printing the Membership Directory.

Please note that the 2016-2017 online edition will be updated through the course of the year; however, you must act SOON to be included in the printed edition. If you have questions, please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org
Within the next few weeks, SPFA will be hosting an informational webinar about the SPFA Professional Certification Program (PCP). The program will be moderated by Kurt Riesenberg, Executive Director SPFA and the speakers are Bonnie Strickler – Chair of the QAP Committee for the Certification Program and Kelly Marcavage, Certification Director SPFA.
In our quest to continually improve the SPFA’s Professional Certification Program (PCP) – we’ve put the forms and checklist for each level of certification into a folder for you to easily access from our website. www.sprayfoam.org/certification. These are the same forms that are in each of the handbooks, but we’ve extracted them and made them fillable for you to easily complete. The checklist for each level is also in the folder.
An enhanced listing in SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide is just one of the perks of Accreditation!
SPFA Member News & Services
Lapolla Industries, Inc. announced the launch of FOAM-LOK™ 2800-4G Spray Polyurethane Foam for Roofing. The fourth-generation spray polyurethane foam represents the company’s next stand-out product innovation pushing the industry forward in environmental stewardship with the elimination of ozone depletion potential (ODP) and the reduction of global warming potential (GWP).
Naylor Association Solutions
See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.
Business Trends
>>5 Ways to Establish Credit for Your Business
>>Three Reminders for Business Owners Who Hate Selling
>>Is Direct Mail Back?
Career Opportunities
The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Senior Polyurethane Research Scientist located in our Building Solutions group in Midland, MI.  In this role, the Senior Research Scientist is a hand’s on role that will be responsible for leading the development of new spray foam formulations and maintaining superior Spray Polyurethane Foam products. The candidate will have spray foam industry experience and knowledge of spray equipment.  The successful applicant will provide technical expertise to support multidisciplinary teams in the development of new products and technical solutions in the insulation technology area. 



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