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Industry News and Announcements
>>U.S. Chemical Industry Poised for Dynamic Expansion; Set to Outpace Overall U.S. Economy
>>2-Ethylhexanoic Acid Delisted from California’s Proposition 65
>>Graco Takes the Guesswork Out of Foam Insulating
>>Sprayfoam Helps Smother Attic Fires
>>Energy Department Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards
SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA Completes New Worksite Safety Signs
>>Underwriters Laboratory Environment (ULe) Publishes Environmental Product Declaration for SPF
>>SPFA PCP Certification Exams Break 1,000
>>SPFA Publishes Cold-Climate Hybrid Insulation Guidelines for Zones 4-7
>>SPFA Committee Updates
>>SPFA Commits Resources on Sprayfoam to Homebuilders
>>Start Planning for SprayFoam Convention & Expo, Jan. 26-29, 2014
Critical milestones and information you need to make your plans now:
1. Convention and hotel registration is open.
2. SPFA will be offering the PCP certification Field Exams for Master Installer levels of insulation and roofing.
3. If you are interested in exhibiting, there is limited space remaining.
>>SPFA Publishes New Membership Brochure
>>SPFA 2013-2014 Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA 2013 National Contractor Excellence Award Winning Projects
>>SPFA Member Benefits
Federal/State Government News
>>Senators Still Hopeful for Year-End Energy Bill Passage
>>Debate Stalls on National Defense Bill
>>Building Energy Code Stakeholders Gather in Washington, D.C. for Annual Meeting
>>Report Released on Including Building Codes in the National Flood Insurance Program
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 email@example.com.
SPFA Training & Certification
Health & Safety
>>Guidance for Developing a Written Respiratory Protection Program
>>OSHA Schedules Public Meeting on Proposed Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
>>OSHA Releases New Resources to Better Protect Workers from Hazardous Chemicals
>>ACC Offers Recommendations to Improve New Worker Safety Tools Released by OSHA
Marketing & Industry Promotion
Source: todaysfacilitymanager.com / Jared Blum
This article by Jared Blum serves as a more extensive counterpoint to a piece posted on FacilityBlog on September 26, 2013.
Building performance is a top priority for consumers, architects, and
contractors, and foam insulation plays a very important role in improving energy
efficiency and controlling the indoor environment. In order to meet critical
fire safety standards and codes, manufacturers of foam insulation add flame
retardants to their products. However, an article on FacilityBlog, "Study
Finds Health And Environmental Risk In Building Insulation," failed to
convey the valuable and important role that flame retardants serve in foam
SPFA Member News & Services
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>ASHRAE Publishes 2013 Version of Thermal Comfort Standard
>>Spray Polyurethane Foam Design Guidance: Insulation and Air Barrier Requirements of the 2012 I-Codes
>>buildingSMART alliance Symposium Provides the Basics of BIM, Identifies Value of Standards
>>The Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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Current Call to Action
>>ASHRAE Seeking Comments on Purposed Data Center Energy Standard
>>ASHRAE Offers Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Guideline for Commissioning Existing Systems, Assemblies
>>ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference Announces Call for Presenters
>>CPI Seeking Papers, Posters for the 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference
>>NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company SAFE Awards Now Accepting Entries
Source: Associationadviser.com/Debi Scholar
Executives stream through the doors, most with their smartphones or ear buds glued to their ears as they approach the conference registration table. The attendees register and receive their tablet, which is designed to provide them with instant information and collaboration opportunities throughout your meeting. Using their assigned tablet, each executive registers for a one-on-one meeting later in the day and walks into your first presentation...