November 20, 2012
 
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From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
The Winter 2012 issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine will be released shortly. Some of the articles in this issue include:
• Details on the SPFA Convention & Expo in Jacksonville, Fla., February 12-15, 2013
• Sneak Peek at the Upcoming SPF Professional Certification Program
• Life Cycle Assessment Summary for Residential Insulation and Commercial Roofing
• Prospects for Energy-Efficiency Incentives
• Answers to Questions About Sprayfoam Roofing Thickness and Timeframe

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Foam Supplies, Inc.
Industry News and Announcements
SPFA releases pioneering, comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment showing energy and environmental benefits far outweigh impacts over the entire lifespan of spray foam insulation.
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Sentiment, not to mention stock prices, of home builders are perking up, and they have good reason. The inventory of existing homes is at a 10-year low, according to data released Nov. 19 by the National Association of Realtors. At the current sales rate, inventories represent a 5.4-month supply, the leanest supply since 2006.
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Greenbuild is the largest conference and trade show in the green building field, and it is increasingly becoming the conference where large manufacturers roll out new building products.

See below for some of the highlights from the show.
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SPFA News and Announcements
Deadline to fill out nomination forms is December 8, 2012.
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SPFA Membership
Details on member benefits and joining SPFA.
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Federal/State Government News
A summary of congressional activity and the likely impacts of the elections on ASHRAE interests is in the Nov. 16 edition of the ASHRAE Government Affairs Update:
• Congressional Elections Result in Several Significant Changes
• Net-Zero Energy Schools Spotlighted in Congressional Briefing
• ASHRAE Engagement with NASEO Key to Grassroots Influence, Success
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The chemical and energy sectors may see additional, tougher environmental regulations during President Barack Obama's second term, according to Reuters. The administration is expected to advance long-withheld greenhouse-gas regulations for industrial emissions, including the Boiler MACT rule, while the Environmental Protection Agency is preparing two reports on hydraulic fracturing regulations.
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Naylor, LLC
SPFA Training & Certification
Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE™) Inc. is accepting applications for its next Certified Solar Roofing Professional™ (CSRP) exam, which will be held Feb. 7, 2013.
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The Spray Foam Coalition of the ACC Center for the Polyurethanes Industry recently released new guidelines for SPF installation entitled, "Guidance on Best Practices for the Installation of Spray Polyurethane Foam — Guidance for Residential Homes and Commercial Buildings."
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
The Building Codes Assistance Project releases regular updates on building energy codes through its quarterly BCAP Newsletter and weekly Code Alert Bulletin.
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Energy & Advocacy News
The Energy Commission is reopening the Energy Partnership Program and is accepting applications from eligible entities. The Energy Partnership Program provides a wide range of technical assistance to local governments and public institutions.
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Did You Know
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state. Read up on Health Reform, Budget & Taxes, Politics & Leadership, Governors, Bird's Eye View, Hot Issues, and Once Around the Statehouse Lightly.

Volume XX, No. 36
November 19, 2012
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The State Net Capitol Journal's post-election issue contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state. The top story in this issue is "Legislative Elections Follow Historical Trends."

Volume XX, No. 35
November 12, 2012
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Current Call to Action
BCAP is eager to hear from state energy offices or energy code supporters concerning what jurisdictions have adopted or are in the process of adopting the 2012 IECC or the IgCC.
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Events
Roofing School at The Polyurethane Roof Training Center in LaGrange, Ohio
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SPFA is a sponsor of Ecobuild and will presenting in a session.
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AGC of America webinar to address "Risk Management: Best Practices for Profitable Projects."
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2013 NAHB International Builders Show, Las Vegas
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2013 ASHRAE Winter Conference
January 26-30

2013 AHR Expo at the Winter Conference
January 28-30
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International Roofing Expo, San Antonio, Texas
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World of Concrete, Las Vegas Convention Center
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SPFA's Annual Convention & Expo will be in Jacksonville, Fla.
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RESNET 2013 Conference, Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Fla.
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RCI International Convention & Trade Show, Rosen Shingle Resort, Orlando, Fla.
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