From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
The Summer 2013 issue was just released! Some of the articles in this issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine include:
2013 SPFA CONTRACTOR AWARDS
• SPECIALTY APPLICATION – Complex Project on Residence Shaped Like Stack of Books Looks to SPF as Solution
• COMMERCIAL WALL FOAM – Heavenly Results: LDS Temple Calls Upon SPF to Rise to Occasion
CHECKLIST – How to Reduce Exposures During SPF Application
NEW COLUMN! SPEAKING SENSIBLY – Are You Ready to Grow with the Improving Economy?
SAFETY FIRST – Effect of Ventilation Rates on Applicator Exposure During SPF Application
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Industry News and Announcements
Spray Foam Coalition releases one new document and one revised document:
>>Guidance for Best Practices for Installation of Spray Polyurethane Foam
>>Guidance on Ventilation for Interior Applications of High-Pressure Spray Polyurethane Foam
SPFA News and Announcements
>>California Proposal to Eliminate Flame Retardants in Foam Plastics
>>Industry-Level Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for SPF in Progress
>>Other Technical Activities
Federal/State Government News
-U.S. Reps. McKinley & Welch Introduce HOMES, Better Buildings Acts
-U.S. Sen. Alexander Lays Out Energy 'Grand Principles' -- Includes Green Buildings
-Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Announces Resignation
-ASHRAE's Senior Officers Hold Meetings in Washington, D.C.
SPFA Training & Certification
SPFA Member News & Services
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
Energy & Advocacy News
Updates from ASE include:
-Energy Efficiency Driving Tips for Summer
-Support Grows for Energy Efficiency Policy Adoption
-EEB Hub Gets New HQ
-DOE Publishes Methods for Estimating Energy Efficiency Savings
-Energy 2030 in Action: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Taking the Lead on Energy Efficiency
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Volume XXI, No. 16
June 3, 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.