August 14, 2013
Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies
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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
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SPFA News and Announcements
>>Board Updates
>>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
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SPFA Membership
>>SPFA 2013 National Contractor Excellence Award Winning Projects
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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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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>>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
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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.
>>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
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SPFA Member News & Services
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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.
>>cdpACCESS Overview Webinar

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Energy & Advocacy News
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The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) announced that its BPI-2100-S-2013: Standard for Home Performance-Related Data Transfer and BPI-2200-S-2013: Standard for Home Performance-Related Data Collection have been published as BPI standards. "These standards should make the entire home performance industry more effective and profitable by dramatically reducing the costs, time and effort involved in transferring information," said Robin LeBaron, Managing Director of the National Home Performance Council, who coordinated the BPI working group that developed these standards.
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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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