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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Since its release in 2010, more than 6,000 individuals have accessed the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s (CPI) High-Pressure Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Chemical Health and Safety Training program on www.spraypolyurethane.org. Now, CPI, in partnership with the Research Foundation for Health and Environmental Effects (RFHEE), is expanding its SPF training and stewardship efforts with the release of its new Low-Pressure SPF Chemical Health and Safety Training and the translation of the original high-pressure training program into Spanish.
Industry News and Announcements
SPFA News and Announcements
SPFA’s 2013 Annual Convention and Expo was another record breaker. The show beat its last East Coast attendance record by 144 attendees. The energy and commitment demonstrated at the show were fantastic, and excitement carried back into the industry with almost 400 new SPFA Professional Certification Program tests being taken. The various breakout sessions were well attended and offered very valuable information for the SPF professional. To download your copy of those presentations, please click here
Federal/State Government News
-Grassroots Update: How Does It Work?
-Congress Passes Bill to Fund Government Through September
-$270 Billion Needed to Modernize & Maintain Nation’s Schools, Report Finds
-Study Finds Mortgage Default Rates Lower for Energy Efficient Homes
SPFA Training & Certification
SPFA Member News & Services
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
Energy & Advocacy News
Updates from ASE include:
-Top 10 Energy Efficiency Smartphone Apps
-The EE Eight: The Most Energy-Efficient Campuses in the NCAA Basketball Tournament
-Nominations are open for the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards
-Annual PowerSave Campus Summit Calls for Action on Energy Efficiency
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Volume XXI, No. 8
March 18, 2013
Current Call to Action
At the 2013 NAHB IBS show in Las Vegas, SPFA offered a compendium of spray foam technical, safety, contractor certification, and installation information of specific interest to home builders during one of the sessions, "What You Need to Know When Working with Spray Polyurethane Insulation for Residential Buildings." To accompany the session, a draft of the SPFA Builders Reference Handbook was released. The document is a draft and will evolve with input received from builders. You are invited to download this document for free and let us know where we can make it better.