September 25, 2013
Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies
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Industry News and Announcements
>>Industry Reaps the Benefits of ASHRAE Scholarships
>>Huntsman Presented at CPI Polyurethanes 2013 Technical Conference
>>SFC Releases New SPF Inspection Guidance
>>New 2012 Polyurethane End-Use Market Survey Now Available to Order
>>Leading Economic Indicator at Highest Since June 2008
>>CPI and BPI Offer Free Sprayfoam Training Continuing Education
>>BASF to Build Polyurethane Systems House in Louisiana
>>Bayer MaterialScience Announces Debottlenecking of MDI at Caojing
>>Arkema Announces New Low GWP Blowing Agent for PU Foams
>>New ABAA Evaluated Materials - Fluid-Applied and Boardstock
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA Presents This Week at the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry Annual Conference in Arizona
>>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
Available on the SPFA website, the brochure highlights some of the various benefits of membership and activities of the organization as it pursues its mission to represent SPF professionals in areas of technical and environmental leadership, government advocacy, professional certification, industry promotion and outreach, and delivery of a world-class convention and expo. Please check out the brochure if you have been considering joining SPFA and support our mission to serve you.
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>>SPFA 2013 National Contractor Excellence Award Winning Projects
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Rhino Linings Corporation
Federal/State Government News
>>The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (Shaheen-Portman)
>>Bill Requiring Building Insulation Review Headed to California Governor's Desk
>>SPFA Examines Impact Upon SPF Industry Stemming From Newly Released OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Isocyanates
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>>The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (Shaheen-Portman)
>>Landmark Energy Efficiency Bill Debated on Senate Floor
>>Code Concerns Continue Across U.S.

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 1,000 tests have been administered. SPFA members and partners, including Gaco Western, Premium Spray Systems, Demilec, Spray Foam Nation, Bayer Material Science, and the ABAA Conference have all hosted testing sessions.
>>Spray Foam Nation Offered SPFA Certification Classes
>>Gaco Sales Teams Achieve SPFA Certification
>>Spray Foam Coalition Supports SPFA Professional Certification Program
>>Demilec USA Holds SPFA Certification Seminar
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Health & Safety
>>EPA Evaluates Flame Retardants Including a Safer Substitute for HBCD
>>OSHA’s Proposed Silica Rule Raises Concerns for Construction Industry, Says NAHB
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Marketing & Industry Promotion
With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) continuing to predict above-normal activity for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, many coastal homeowners and other building owners are looking for ways to protect their properties from wind and water damage. While spray polyurethane foam’s (SPF) insulation and air sealing benefits are well known, many building owners may be unaware of its other properties that can help strengthen buildings and make them more durable.
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SPFA Member News & Services
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Utilities Can Benefit from Building Codes, Says ACEEE
>>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 Entries for Innovation in Plastics Recycling Awards
>>ASHRAE Seeks Presenters, Posters for HPB 2014 Conference
>>Call for Papers for ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference
>>Call for Papers for ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference
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See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.
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>>ICAA Annual Conference in Tucson Referred to as "Sprayfoam Lite" Fall Conference
>>Robust, Energy-Efficient Windows With Polyurethane Composites
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Business Trends
Twenty-four percent of American smartphone users surveyed during the second quarter of 2012 reported that they had scanned a barcode or QR code in the previous 30 days, according to a Nielsen study. And, while tiny emblems may appear somewhat unassuming, they are actually incredibly powerful marketing and education tools.
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In response to a White House executive order, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a preliminary cybersecurity framework that provides a reasonable approach for members of the chemical sector and other critical infrastructure sectors to better understand and address cybersecurity risks. The best practices and guidance outlined in the framework are slated to be released for comment in October.
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