June 19, 2013
 
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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
>>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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Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies
Industry News and Announcements
>>Builder Confidence Hits Milestone
>>New Resources from CPI & Spray Foam Coalition
>>Insulated Vinyl Siding’s Green Performance Documented in New Study
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SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA Joins New Coalition Examining Fire Retardants
>>California Proposal to Eliminate Flame Retardants in Foam Plastics
>>Industry-Level Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for SPF in Progress
>>Other Technical Activities
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Icynene, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>SPFA 2013 National Contractor Excellence Award Winning Projects
>>SPFA Annual Report and Look Ahead
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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Rhino Linings Corporation
Federal/State Government News
>>North Carolina Continues Down Regressive Path on Energy Code
>>Congress Debates National Defense Bill â€" Threats Loom for LEED Gold & Platinum
>>Senators and Representatives Ready Amendments to Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill
>>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.
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The Washington-based U.S. Green Building Council will vote this month on proposed upgrades to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. The updated building criteria, referred to as LEED 4, could include provisions for conferring greater credits on projects which refrain from the use of hazardous chemicals. The American Chemistry Council and other industry groups oppose the introduction of the new rules, however, saying they will needlessly stigmatize the use of chemical materials in the construction industry, particularly given the huge influence of LEED criteria on building practices.
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Law360, New York (June 06, 2013, 6:21 PM ET) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Thursday rejected an attempt to consolidate eight lawsuits alleging injuries and damages caused by various spray polyurethane foam insulation products installed on consumers' properties, saying the cases are too unique to decide as a group.
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Bullard
SPFA Training & Certification
Since SPFA completed development of the SPF Professional Certification Program (PCP) and publicly rolled it out at its annual convention and expo in February, already almost 800 tests have been administered. SPFA members and partners, including Gaco Western, Premium Spray Systems, Demilec, Bayer Material Science, and the ABAA Conference have all hosted testing sessions.

>>Spray Foam Coalition Supports SPFA Professional Certification Program
>>Gaco Western Commits to SPFA Certification by January 1, 2015
>>Next SPFA Certification Preparatory Seminar by Demilec USA Is June 25
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) releases regular updates on building energy codes through its quarterly BCAP Newsletter and weekly Code Alert Bulletin.
>>BCAP annual report is now available.



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Energy & Advocacy News
>>Updated Heat Gain, Weather Data Latest Additions to ASHRAE Handbook
>>Alliance Announces SEEA's 'Graduation' Into Standalone Entity
>>Building Energy Labeling Program Expanded
>>Building Codes Assistant Project: Annual Report 2012
>>Alliance to Save Energy's Efficiency News
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Did You Know
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state. Read up on Health Reform, Budget & Taxes, Politics & Leadership, Governors, Bird's Eye View, Hot Issues, and Once Around the Statehouse Lightly.

Volume XXI, No. 18
June 17, 2013
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Current Call to Action
>>SPFA Looks for Input on Draft of Builders Handbook
>>ASHRAE Seeks Papers for "Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies" Conference
>>Call for Papers for ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference
>>Proposed Systems Manual Guideline Open for Public Review
>>Polyurethanes Industry Seeks Nominations for Innovation
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