September 26, 2012
 
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
Executive Director's Corner
By Kurt Riesenberg, SPFA Executive Director
I was asked by folks after the last issue to be more candid in my comments. OK. Here it is.
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Industry News and Announcements
The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing and the RoofPoint™ program announced the first RoofPoint™ Registered Projects. Nearly 100 projects were submitted during the pilot program from 22 leading manufacturers, roofing contractors and design firms from across North America.
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SPFA News and Announcements
More Good News! U.S. Home Prices Rose More Than Forecast in Year to July
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SPFA Membership

New Members This Quarter
Bovio Advanced Comfort & Energy Solutions; Coatings Application & Waterproofing of Illinois; Coatings Application & Waterproofing of Indiana; Distinctive Roofing, LLC; Guardian Building Products; Installed Building Products; Installtec, Inc. dba; Foam-Rite Insulation; Minnick’s; North East Spray Foam; PermaDri, Inc.; Raders Insulation Express, LLC; SES Foam, Inc.; Thermaseal/Lakeside Insulation

Lost Members This Quarter
Anderson Insulation, Inc.; Conservation Services Group; DAS Products, Inc.; Evergreen Insulation Inc.; Flame Control Coatings, LLC; GDA Consulting, LLC; Homeway Homes; Seward Sales Corp.; Urethane Foam Operations; Wilserv

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Federal/State Government News
President Barack Obama recently issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) encouraging the development of best practices and investment models for increased industrial energy efficiency, with a focus on combined heat and power (CHP). Executive Orders serve as directives for federal agencies, carrying the force of law, while circumventing the typical legislative process – as Congress is not directly involved.
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SPF Tech
Regarding the area of indoor environmental quality, are there any LEED requirements that must be met to ensure proper types, use, and treatment of thermal insulation materials are applied, in order to minimize the emission of harmful fibrous particulates into occupied spaces?
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SPFA Member News & Services
Being one of the largest energy consumers means Dow has an interest in using less of it and spending less on it. The company buys 6.5 gigawatts of energy annually and produces another 6.5 gigawatts on its own to help power facilities that make building blocks for plastics, clothing and chemicals that go into more than 90 percent of the manufactured items with which humans come into contact.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
Scientists and policy experts from industry, government, and nonprofit sectors reached consensus on ways to improve the rigor and transparency of regulatory decision-making in a report being released Sept. 18. The Research Integrity Roundtable, a cross-sector working group convened and facilitated by The Keystone Center, an independent public policy organization, is releasing the new report to improve the scientific analysis and independent expert reviews which underpin many important regulatory decisions. The report, Model Practices and Procedures for Improving the Use of Science in Regulatory Decision-Making, builds on the work of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) in its 2009 report Science for Policy Project: Improving the Use of Science in Regulatory Policy.
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The LEED® Green Building Rating Systems are voluntary systems that assess the environmental performance of built projects across a spectrum of key criteria. From water and energy use efficiency to location, the impact of materials used, and more, LEED is intentionally designed to recognize buildings that go beyond minimum code compliance. While these minimums will vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, they should at the very least include the most current version of the model energy code as a mandatory minimum for all buildings.

With the release of the first public versions of the International Green Construction Code (and ASHRAE Standard 189.1 as a jurisdictional compliance option), there is now a code baseline that is available for jurisdictions to consider. When adopted and implemented as mandatory, these green building codes can provide regulatory oversight over a spectrum of measures that can lessen the impact of our buildings on human and environmental health, while also taking advantage of energy, water and resource efficiency.
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Did You Know
The North American spray foam industry continues to grow according to data released by the Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI).
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Events
October 1, 2012 – Deadline – Nominate yourself or another roofing professional for an MRCA achievement award. Don't miss this opportunity to recognize someone for a job well done. Read the award criteria and download a nomination form below. Awards will be presented at the MRCA 63rd Annual Conference in Grapevine, Texas, on Dec. 6, 2012. Nominations are due Oct. 1, 2012. Call 800-497-6722 with any questions, or email awards@mrca.org
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October 3-4, 2012 – TThe Midwest Regional Building Energy Codes Conference will bring together stakeholders from across the Midwest to discuss how best to promote the adoption and raise compliance with building energy codes across the region. The conference will provide an opportunity for stakeholders from various disciplines to meet, network and discuss the various approaches and strategies needed for improved energy codes.

It's an invitation-only event. To RSVP and for questions, contact Michael Hairston, mhairston@mwalliance.org or 312-784-7249.
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October 12, 2012 — SPFA will be delivering this webinar to RESNET members and HERS Raters around the country.
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October 18, 2012 — SPFA will be presenting at the Fall Meeting of the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association upon developments in the SPF industry.
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February 12-15, 2013 — SPFA's annual Convention & Expo will in be in Jacksonville, Fla.
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"Introduction to Air Barriers" provides an overview of the performance requirements of air barrier materials, assemblies, and systems, and includes a discussion on relevant building code requirements. This course AIA and state credits and qualifies for HSW. Please check course specifications for all available credit and details: www.aecdaily.com/sponsor/abaa

 
 

 

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