From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
Industry News and Announcements
>>Home Builders and Remodelers Enter Industry Even During Downturn
>>Speakers for 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference
>>ASHRAE Awards First Innovative Research Grants
>>CPI and BPI Offer Free Sprayfoam Training Continuing Education
>>ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid Explores Building Occupants, Comfort and Energy Use
>>Finalists for 2013 Polyurethane Innovation Award
>>Improving Markets List Includes 247 Metros in August
SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA Forms Advisory Council/Safety Committee for New PCP Certification Program
>>Start Planning for SprayFoam Convention & Expo, Jan. 26-29, 2014
>>Industry-Level Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for SPF in Progress
Federal/State Government News
>>DOE Seeks Comments on Building Energy Code Compliance Methodology
>>U.S. Senate Delays Consideration of Energy Efficiency Bill – Will Now Begin Debate in September
>>U.S. Senate Finance Committee Examines Energy Tax Reform
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
>>Gaco Sales Teams Achieve SPFA Certification
>>Spray Foam Nation Offering SPFA Certification Classes in July/August
>>Spray Foam Coalition Supports SPFA Professional Certification Program
>>Demilec USA Holds SPFA Certification Seminar
SPFA Member News & Services
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.
>>cdpACCESS Overview Webinar
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Volume XXI, No. 23
Aug. 5, 2013
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