July 26, 2016
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From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
 
   
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Be sure to read Jeffrey Reed's article "Sprayfoam Diversity" as he discusses ideas for expanding your SPF business. Read all of this and more in the Summer Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional
 
 
   
SPFA is offering a webinar on Heat Illness Prevention as a part of our members-only Foam-It-Right® safety webinar series. This webinar, will take place August 10 at 4:00 p.m EDT.
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Industry News and Announcements
>> DOE Proposed Rule on Efficiency in Manufactured Housing
>> OSHA NEP for Isocyanates Is Extended to September 30, 2016
>> Builder Calls Spray Foam One of Top Emerging Technologies
>> U.S. HVAC Market Will Grow 16% in 2016-2017 - Global Report Says Commercial HVAC Stable
>> Housing Starts in U.S. Rise 4.8 Percent in June
>> NSF International and ASHRAE Sign Agreement to Advance Knowledge of Building Water Health
>> Energy Department Invests $19 Million to Improve Efficiency of Nation’s Buildings
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SPFA News and Announcements
 
   
SPFA Executive Director Kurt Riesenberg spoke at the 19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo in Washington DC. Riesenberg was part of a panel discussing Sustainable and Net-Zero Energy Buildings. SPFA also exhibited at the event and spread the good word on SPF to hundreds of Energy Efficiency advocates and Congressional Staff. The bipartisan House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus and the Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus were co-hosts of the event. For more information about the event, click the link below or search #DCEnergyExpo on Twitter.
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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.
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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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SPFA Membership
 
   
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>Interested in Becoming Part of the Team?
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIV, No. 23 - July 18, 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:
-- Help and Hostility: The Plight of Unauthorized Immigrants
-- Texas et al Win Challenge To Obama Immigration Policy
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U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
> White House Announces New "Clean Energy Savings for All Americans" Initiative – Includes Energy Conservation
> DOE Seeks Nominations for their Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC)
> Public Comment Sought on DOE Draft Outline for Proposed Joint US-Canadian Electric Grid Strategy
> GSA Solicits Nominations for Green Building Advisory Committee
> EPA Offers US Map Highlighting Utilities that Provide Benchmarking Data
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
> Minnesota Publishes Proposed Rule on Radon Licensure
> New York State Legionella Rules Take Effect
> Ohio Schedules Public Hearing to Update Commercial Energy Code
> Legislative Updates
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SPF Tech
Source: sprayfoamadvisor.com / Robert Naini
When spraying foam, regardless of what equipment you use, COLD WEATHER presents challenges that warm weather does not. These challenges can sometimes test the operator’s patience to the max and you can see an increase in equipment expenses. Some of those expenses can be attributed to operator frustration. They want to do a good job but the foam isn’t cooperating.
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SPFA Training & Certification
 
   
Fencil Urethane has become the 10th SPF Contractor Company who has earned the distinction of being an SPFA PCP Accredited Contractor Company.

The current SPFA Accredited Contractor Companies are:

BIOFOAM
Brazos
Fencil Urethane
Insulated Roofing Consultants
JJD Urethane
PUFF
Spray-Tec
Thermal Dynamics
United Thermal Systems
West Roofing
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In 2012, OSHA began a program to align the old Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) with the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ This new system to be implemented over the next several years, includes updated methods to communicate hazards on product labels and safety data sheets using an international standard.
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Breaking News! 360Training is offering SPFA Members and PCP Participants a 15% discount off select online OSHA training courses. This is a great benefit for SPFA Members and PCP participants! Please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org to get the unique SPFA discount code. NOTE: this code is in effect for a limited period of time, so take the course soon to receive the discounted fee.

Note:
The 10 Hour OSHA course is required for the SPF Installer and Master Installer Certifications.
The 30 Hour OSHA Construction Course is required for the SPF Project Manager Certification.

If you take the 30 hour course, it fulfills SPFA PCP requirements for the 10 hour course.

For more details on all SPFA PCP requirements – visit our website at www.sprayfoam.org/certification
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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
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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.
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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.
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An enhanced listing in SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide is just one of the perks of Accreditation!
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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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