July 16, 2013
Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies
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Industry News and Announcements
>>Polyurethanes Technical Conference to Highlight Versatility of Polyurethanes for Construction Industry
>>Check Out This New Site: SprayFoamHomes.com
>>Advanced Energy Design Guides Hit Half-Million Circulation Mark
>>Free Resources for Professionals, ASHRAE Annual Conference Highlights
>>ACC Calls on Congress and DHS to Partner with Industry to Advance Chemical Security
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA Quarterly D.I.C.E. Webinar Series Hosts Claudette Reichel of LSU: Basic Building Science Insights for Sprayfoam, HVAC and Moisture
>>Start Planning for SprayFoam Convention & Expo, Jan. 26-29, 2014
>>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
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Icynene, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>SPFA 2013 National Contractor Excellence Award Winning Projects
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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Rhino Linings Corporation
Federal/State Government News
June 25, 2013, OSHA announces new National Emphasis Program for occupational exposure to isocyanates. This National Emphasis (aka enforcement) Program is directed at roughly 20 industries using isocyanates, including spray polyurethane foam insulation and roofing.
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Craig Morrison, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC, and Chairman of the American Chemistry Council’s board of directors testified July 11 before the House Subcommittee on the Environment and the Economy to deliver the messages that effective chemical regulation must protect health and the environment while also promoting innovation, new product development, growth and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers.
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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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>>Threat of North Carolina Code Roll-Back Seems to Have Passed – For Now
>>Energy Code Fight Taking Shape in Show-Me State City
>>DOE Updates Energy Efficiency Requirements for New Federal Buildings to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010
>>DOE Issues Final Rule for Test Procedures for Residential Furnaces and Boilers – References ASHRAE Standard 103
>>U.S. House Passes FY 2014 Energy & Water Funding Bill
>>High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition Holds Congressional Briefing on Public-Private Partnerships for Public Buildings
>>U.S. House Science Committee Holds Hearing on Management & Oversight of DOE’s National Labs

ASHRAE's Government Affairs Update details information on government affairs-related activities of interest to ASHRAE members and others interested in the built environment. For questions or more information, contact Mark Ames, ASHRAE's Senior Manager of Federal Government Affairs, at mames@ashrae.org.
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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
Huntsman Corporation signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Oxid L.P., a privately-held manufacturer and marketer of specialty urethane polyols based in Houston, Texas.
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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
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July 15, 2013
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Current Call to Action
>>SPFA Looks for Input on Draft of Builders Handbook
>>ASHRAE Extends Paper Deadline for "Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies" Conference
>>Call for Papers for ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference
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