From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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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Industry News and Announcements
SPFA News and Announcements
Federal/State Government News
-President Obama Calls for Cutting Commercial and Residential Energy Waste in Half within 20 Years in State of the Union
-President Obama and Rep. Lipinski Issue Statements in Support of EWeek
-Grassroots Government Activities Report: From EWeek to Engineering Licensure
SPFA Training & Certification
By Aaron Grin and Joseph Lstiburek
This research was conducted by the Building Science Corporation (BSC) Building America Research Team’s “Energy Efficient Housing Research Partnerships” project for Task Order No. KNDJ-1-40337-03. Guidance on Taped Insulating Sheathing Drainage Planes is Subtask 7.2 under Task 7.0 – Evaluation of Advanced Retrofit Measures and Development of Retrofit Measure Guidelines. The goal of this research is to provide durable and long-term water management solutions using exterior insulating sheathing as part of the water management system.
SPFA has been engaged over the past 12 months in development of a new SPF Professional Certification Program, which was rolled out at the Annual Convention and Expo, February 12-15 in Jacksonville, Fla.
"The SPFA Professional Certification Program (SPFA-PCP) is the most rigorous, extensive and defining program for spray polyurethane foam (SPF) professionals in the world," according to a recent article
at SprayFoam.com. "It is consistent with all industry standards, best practices and known building science. The SPFA-PCP is a measure of personal and professional accomplishment in the industry, and a demonstration among professionals of the essential knowledge, skills and abilities inherent among the highest class of spray foam professionals."
For further information on the SPFA-PCP program, click here
SPFA Member News & Services
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
Energy & Advocacy News
On February 21, the General Law Committee of the State of Connecticut Legislature held a hearing regarding HB 5908, a bill considering the need for professional certifications for the SPF industry. This hearing was only announced five days prior to the date, during the end of SPFA’s Annual Convention and Expo, which left very little time to prepare. Dr. Duncan attended the hearing and offered testimony found on SPFA’s YouTube page here
. SPFA testified that it would support the committee’s efforts to consider certification requirements for SPF professionals, and informed the committee of its new industry consensus-developed, ANSI/ISO-accredited Professional Certification Program. SPFA hopes that should this bill move forward, such a program would be a reference point and resource for the state rather than having legislators look to create requirements from scratch. The final product and exceptionally hard work put in by the SPFA members in development of this program could not have come at a better time.
Updates from ASE include:
-Energy 2030 Plan: Part of Obama's State of the Union
-Diverse Commission Unveils Plan to Double U.S. Energy Productivity Policy
-Plug Heat Bleed Calculator
-Living Efficiently? Videos Show Energy-Saving Suggestions for Your Life
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February 18, 2013
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.