From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
If you are heading to (or already at) the SPFA Convention & Expo, be sure to pick up the newest issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional, which was shipped hot off the presses earlier this week. The digital version will be available later this week.
Some of the articles in the Spring 2013 issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine include:
-New Year, New You: Set a Plan to Start Moving in the Direction You Have Been Wanting to Go
-NOBS Rating System: Four Critical Considerations for SPF Roofing Contractors
-Attics: Easy Energy Efficiency -- Try These Three Successful Approaches to Achieving a Well-insulated Attic
-Legislative Update: Fiscal Cliff Bridged, Fiscal "Cascade" Ahead
-Safety First: CPI Expands Its Chemical Health and Safety Training Programs
-ABAA News: Phase II Wall Assembly Monitoring Just Completed
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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
Steve Thomas, former host of the PBS series, This Old House (1989-2003), and Renovation Nation (2007-2009) on the Planet Green channel, is used to renovating challenging homes across the U.S. His most recent project, though, was exceptional for two reason: it was his own newly purchased 100-year-old adobe-style home in downtown Santa Fe, N.M., and it was a mess. For help, Thomas turned to someone he met while filming the show in Santa Fe in the 90s: Aaron Lewis, with the local Santa Fe firm Southwest Spray Foam.
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 Innovation 2013
-PU Magazine International
Federal/State Government News
-Dallas Recap: Advancing ASHRAE’s Policy and Technical Guidance – What Happened and What Can You Do?
-Sen. Lisa Murkowski Releases Energy Legislation Blueprint
-National Engineers Week Is Coming Up! How Are You Engaged?
-DOE, GSA, HUD Call for Input on Proposed Rules, Reports, and Programs
-NIST Study Shows States Cut Costs, Reduce Emissions While Increasing Efficiency by Adopting Newer ASHRAE Commercial Building Energy Standards
-Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy Issues Recommendations
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 .
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
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Volume XXI, No. 4
February 11, 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.