August 29, 2013
Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies
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Industry News and Announcements
>>High-Performing Buildings: Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Must Go Hand in Hand
>>BPI, ACCA to Explore Joint Opportunities
>>ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference Announced
>>CPI and BPI Offer Free Sprayfoam Training Continuing Education
>>Leading Economic Indicator Shows U.S. Economy on the Upswing; Consumer-Driven Production Gains Strengthen
>>Housing Starts Rise 5.9 Percent in July
>>NAHB Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Best of 50+ Housing Awards
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA Commits Resources on Sprayfoam to Homebuilders
>>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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Icynene, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>SPFA 2013 National Contractor Excellence Award Winning Projects
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Rhino Linings Corporation
Federal/State Government News
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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>>Energy Use Disclosure and Benchmarking Proposals "Hot Issue" in Communities
>>Energy Star "Battle of the Buildings" Competition Kicks Off
>>EIA Releases State Fact Sheets on Household Energy Use

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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C.J. Spray, Inc.
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
>>Builders and Efficiency Advocates Reach 2015 International Energy Conservation Code Change Agreement
>>BPI's Standard for Air Duct System Performance Within a Whole House Context Available for Public Comment
>>ICC Illustrated IBC Handbook Helps Professionals Better Understand Code Application, Compliance
>>Ventilation for New Low-Rise Residential Buildings
>>BPI's Home Performance-Related Data Standards Published as BPI Standards
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>>The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) releases regular updates on building energy codes through its quarterly BCAP Newsletter and weekly Code Alert Bulletin.

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Energy & Advocacy News
>>Alliance to Save Energy Efficiency News
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Current Call to Action
>>Call for Papers for ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference
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