October 10, 2013
 
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From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies
Industry News and Announcements
>>Demilec Secures Growth Investment
>>Alliance, Sen. Shaheen Honor Jim Rogers with Lifetime Achievement Award
>>SFC Releases New SPF Inspection Guidance
>>New 2012 Polyurethane End-Use Market Survey Now Available to Order
>>Survey Says? Federal Government Agencies Agree Energy Efficiency Is "Most Effective" Tool
>>CPI and BPI Offer Free Sprayfoam Training Continuing Education
>>ASHRAE/IES Publish First Standard Focused on Commissioning Process
>>New Index Shows Housing Markets Back to Normal in 52 Metros
>>CPI Congratulates 2013 Best Paper and Poster Winners
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA Presents at the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry Annual Conference
>>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 Publishes New Membership Brochure
>>SPFA 2013-2014 Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA 2013 National Contractor Excellence Award Winning Projects
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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Rhino Linings Corporation
Federal/State Government News
>>The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (Shaheen-Portman)
>>SPFA Examines Impact Upon SPF Industry Stemming From Newly Released OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Isocyanates
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>>Energy Efficiency Bill Delayed in Senate
>>Congress Struggles to Avoid Government Shutdown
>>Rebuilding America’s Schools Act Introduced in Senate

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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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
Source: americanchemistry.com
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
Six months ago, Andy and Anitra Kitfield had their house insulated with Demilec USA’s sprayfoam insulation and had the experience documented by the television show, Designing Spaces: Think Green. The Kitfield’s home is a 1952 Cape Cod style home located in the heart of Virginia and was in dire need of additional insulation. When they were contacted by the team at Designing Spaces: Think Green, they eagerly jumped at the opportunity to increase their home’s energy efficiency with sprayfoam insulation from Demilec USA.
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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
>>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
>>The Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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Energy & Advocacy News
>>Report Ranks U.S. Cities’ Efforts to Save Energy
>>What Is the HERS Index?
>>Alliance to Save Energy Efficiency News
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Volume XXI, No. 30
Oct. 7, 2013
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Current Call to Action
>>ICC Issues Call for Codes and Standards Council, Code Technology and Code Action Committees
>>ASHRAE Seeks Presenters, Posters for HPB 2014 Conference
>>Call for Papers for ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference
>>BPI's Home Energy Auditing Standard and Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings Released for Public Comment
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Events
Events
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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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Huh?
>>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
Source: associationadviser.com by Kelly Donovan
Email marketing is still one of the most cost- and time-efficient ways to share information about your business, gather new clients and ensure repeat business. Dash off an error-filled, poorly-worded or offensively bright electronic missive, and you’ll have trouble convincing people that your company is the right choice for them. In this article, email experts share some simple tips to help you improve your email marketing.
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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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