July 2, 2013
 
Graco
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Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies
Industry News and Announcements
>>Check Out This New Site: SprayFoamHomes.com
>>Analysis: Chemical Industry Coped With Growth, Demand Challenges in 2012
>>Net Zero Homes Gain Momentum and Affordability
>>Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Encouraged Through Free Download of IAQ Guide
>>ASHRAE Launches Online Discussion Platform
>>New Publication Provides Design, Construction, Operation of Underfloor Air Distribution Systems
>>SPF Used in Construction of Hurricane-Resistant Domes
>>ASHRAE Installs New Officers, Directors
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With the passing of SB269 this past spring, many questions on Energy Rating Systems and Programs for Florida contractors have arisen and so in partnership with the Florida Home Builders Association the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) will host an entire day dedicated to energy efficiency on July 11, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
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
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect workers from the serious health effects from occupational exposure to isocyanates.
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On June 27, 2013, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year (FY) 2014 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill totaling $34.773 billion, which is $1.96 billion below the FY'13 enacted level. The bill includes $53 million for the U.S. State Energy Program and $190 million for the Weatherization Assistance Program.
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>>GGAC Goes Live
>>North Carolina: Still of Concern, but a Temporary Reprieve
>>Support for CBECS Highlighted in U.S. House Funding Bill
>>President Obama Issues New Climate Action Plan; Building Energy Efficiency Prominently Featured
>>Innovative Energy Efficiency Bills Spotlighted in U.S. Senate Subcommittee Hearing
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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 Nation Offering SPFA Certification Classes in July/August
>>Spray Foam Coalition Supports SPFA Professional Certification Program
>>Gaco Western Commits to SPFA Certification by January 1, 2015
>>Demilec USA Holds SPFA Certification Seminar
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SPFA Member News & Services
Bayer MaterialScience LLC has rejoined the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and will support its efforts to raise industry standards for spray foam application training and certification.
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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
>>Alliance to Save Energy's Efficiency News
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July 1, 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
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Events
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Huh?
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>>Can We Replace Foam Insulation?
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