From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
Some of the articles in the Winter 2012 issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine 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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Every year the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) Annual Convention & Expo delivers to you, the SPF professional, the best of the best information available on the industry. SPFA’s promise is to capture the most current and relevant information and deliver an experience you will appreciate, remember, and that will have an impact upon your business. You will notice there are more speaker sessions than ever. These speakers and their topics increase in informational value and relevance each year. And we are bringing them to you for the same registration cost as last year! That is increasing your value per dollar and is another great reason to attend!
Feb. 12-15, 2013
Industry News and Announcements
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
Federal/State Government News
-Learn More about Grassroots Government Activities in Dallas
-What Are You Doing for National Engineers Week? Occurs February 17-23
-New Report Provides Recommendations for Utility Involvement in Promotion of Building Energy Codes
Reinstatement of the popular credits was a little-noticed part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act, the last-minute legislation that kept America from tumbling over the fiscal cliff at the start of the year.
The law allows homeowners to claim tax credits of varying amounts on improvements such as insulation, energy-smart windows and highly efficient furnaces. And there's more good news: Congress made those credits retroactive, meaning improvements made in both 2012 and 2013 will qualify.
SPFA Training & Certification
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.
January 15-17, 2013, SPFA delivered another Professional Certification Program pilot session at Premium Spray Systems in Atlanta. More than 100 people completed certification exams or field exams. This was the final preparatory effort prior to the program’s official roll-out.
Go to SPFA’s website, www.sprayfoam.org, to access information about PCP, or to read the Attendee Brochure and register for PCP testing at the convention today!
SPFA Member News & Services
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
Energy & Advocacy News
Updates from ASE include:
-Industrial Energy Efficiency Milestones in 2012
-Sequestration: A Potential Obstacle for Energy Efficiency Progress?
-Congress Passes Milestone Energy Bill (H.R. 6582) in Lame Duck Session
-2012 Energy Efficiency Home Tax Credits Update
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Volume XXI, No. 1
January 14, 2013
The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions (ASERTTI) will hold the 2013 State Energy Outlook Conference from February 5-8, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The event will bring together Congressional representatives, state and federal officials, corporate executives and industry leaders to focus on state-federal energy collaboration in a new budget and policy era. This year's conference will explore the national energy policy outlook and the state, federal and private sector partnerships that will advance U.S. energy policy. .
More information can be found on the event website
. Early Bird registration ends January 18, 2013.