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
Published weekly, Climate Change News recounts the top climate science, business, and politics stories of the week and includes a list of upcoming events and pending federal legislation. Some of the topics addressed in the current issue include:
-President Obama Underlines Importance of Climate Change in Inaugural Address
-Democratic Members of Congress Form Bicameral Climate Change Task Force
-UN Secretary-General Says Climate Action a Top Priority
-World Economic Forum Finds that Overcoming Climate Impacts Requires $700 Billion Annual Global Investment
SPFA News and Announcements
Spray polyurethane foam garners interest from building professionals all around the country, as evident from the number of invites received and accepted by SPFA. Some of the events that have seen SPFA representation lately include:
-2013 NAHB International Builders Show
-Building Science Experts’ Mini-Symposium
-Building Innovation 2013
Federal/State Government News
-High-Performance Building Coalition Works with NIBS to Help Educate Congress
-Sen. Boxer Introduces Bill to Improve Energy & Water Efficiency in Public Buildings
-National, Global Leaders Gather at DOE to Discuss Nation’s Energy Future
-DOE Seeks Public Comment on Res. & Comm. Test Procedures for Water Heaters
-New Rule Proposed by DOE for Energy Consumption for Set-Top Boxes
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. On January 15-17, SPFA held the final preparatory effort during a Professional Certification Program pilot session at Premium Spray Systems in Atlanta. More than 100 people completed certification exams or field exams during this session, the last until the program’s official roll-out .
Marketing & Industry Promotion
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. 2
January 21, 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.
SPFA's Annual Convention & Expo will be in Jacksonville, Fla.
Building industry professionals are heading to Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Ariz., with a real purpose - to learn the science and above code strategies behind energy efficient and high performance building practices, to understand new regulations and legislative measures, and to capitalize on increasing opportunities.
Submit your Presentation! The deadline for submitting a presentation for the 2013 Excellence in Building Conference is February 3, 2013.