December 18, 2012
Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
The Winter 2012 issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine was released! 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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SPFA has been engaged over the past 12 months in development of a new SPF Professional Certification Program, with the targeted roll-out date of the Annual Convention and Expo, February 12-15, in Jacksonville, Fla. While the program remains in development at the time of this writing, many people in the industry have great excitement, anticipation and questions that this article is meant to address.

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Industry News and Announcements
Construction spending was up 9.6% from year-ago levels in October, based on an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. "Widespread gains in spending in October, along with hefty upward revisions to estimates for the previous two months, show that construction has finally come out of its long slump," said Ken Simonson, AGC's chief economist. Denver is one example of a city seeing a building boom.
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Housing starts are predicted to climb 25% next year, according to Michelle Meyer of Merrill Lynch. "As demand for housing continues to improve, construction companies will likely become more comfortable expanding their workforce," Lynch said.
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The deadline to submit abstracts for ASHRAE’s IAQ 2013, Environmental Health in Low-Energy Buildings has been extended until Friday, Dec. 21. The conference will examine IAQ, thermal comfort, source control, air cleaning, ventilation, exposure and related environmental health concerns associated with low energy building design, construction, retrofit and operation. The conference, IAQ 2013, Environmental Health in Low-Energy Buildings, takes place Oct. 15-18, 2013, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This conference is co-organized by ISIAQ and is the 17th in the ASHRAE IAQ conference series.
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SPFA News and Announcements
-CPI Contributes $50,000 to Development of SPFA Certification Program
-SPFA Technical Director Presents at Building Science Experts' Session
-SPFA Hosts Pilot Session at SPF Professional Certification Program
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The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) completed a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of open and closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation in buildings to quantify cradle-to-end of life energy and environmental impacts across the entire life cycle. The LCA was conducted to assure builders, designers, and consumers that the products are indeed part of a responsible and effective energy and environmental construction solution.

A complete 48-page report containing details of the SPF Life Cycle Assessment can be obtained from the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance website at A 4-page snapshot is featured in the current issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional.
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SPFA Membership
Details on member benefits and joining SPFA.
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Federal/State Government News
-Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Building Energy Efficiency Tax Issues
-ASHRAE Now Accepting Applications for Paid Public Policy Internship for Engineering Students
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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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Marketing & Industry Promotion
Scientists have developed a sprayfoam that can be injected into a wounded soldier's abdominal cavity to help stop internal bleeding. The sprayfoam developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) can be used to stop internal bleeding, particularly in the abdominal cavity which is life threatening because there is little that can be done to stop the bleeding, Discovery News reported.
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SPFA Member News & Services
In November, Honeywell worked with NCFI in Winston-Salem, N.C., and West Roofing in Cleveland, Ohio on two separate roof projects using sprayfoam formulated with Solstice™ LBA.
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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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ASHRAE’s 2013 Winter Conference takes place Jan. 26-30 at the Sheraton Dallas. The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo® (AHR Expo), held in conjunction with the Winter Conference, runs Jan. 28-30 at the Dallas Convention Center. Among the sessions is a seminar, “Conference Breaking News on Standards 90.1, 62.1 and 189.1.”
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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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The United States and Canada are leading the world with their innovative programs that deliver industrial energy efficiency services to customers, says a new report by the Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
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Updates from ASE include:
-Sequestration: A Potential Obstacle for Energy Efficiency Progress?
-Energy-Efficient Holiday Gift Guide
-Congress Passes Milestone Energy Bill (H.R. 6582) in Lame Duck Session
-CHP Kept Schools, Hospitals Running Amid Hurricane Sandy
-2012 Energy Efficiency Home Tax Credits Update
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Current Call to Action
Chiller efficiency improvements proposed for Standard 90.1 is just one of the 16 proposed addenda that are open for public review.
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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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The Air Barrier Association of America is hosting its second annual conference and trade show in Chicago, Ill. ABAA Installer training, Auditor training, WUFI training, Blower Door Technician training and SPFA training will be offered.
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