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Industry News and Announcements
>>ACC Supports Bipartisan Senate Legislative Reforms to Strengthen EPA's Peer Review Panels
>>3M Unveils State-of-the-Art Fall Protection Testing Facility
>>Housing Markets Continue to Show Gradual Improvement
SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA Finishes Environmental Product Declaration for SPF
>>SPFA Delivers New Website
>>SPFA Publishes Cold-Climate Hybrid Insulation Guidelines for Zones 4-7
>>SPFA Completes New Worksite Safety Signs
>>Massachusetts SPF Workshop
>>SPFA Committee Updates
>>SPFA Commits Resources on Sprayfoam to Homebuilders
>>Start Planning for SprayFoam Convention & Expo, Jan. 26-29, 2014
>>SPFA Says Goodbye to One of Us
>>SPFA Publishes Membership Brochure
>>SPFA 2013-2014 Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
Federal/State Government News
>>U.S. Senate Expresses Support for USA Science & Engineering Festival; Designates April 21-27, 2014 as "National Science and Technology Week"
>>Building Energy Disclosure & Benchmarking Policies to be Discussed at ASHRAE Winter Conference
>>DOE to Hold Better Buildings Summit in May; Registration Opens in February
>>Grassroots Government Affairs Activity
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>Register TODAY for Field Exams or Written Tests at 2014 SPFA Convention!
>>SPFA Professional Certification Program (PCP) Updates
>>Spray Foam Coalition Supports SPFA Professional Certification Program
SPFA Member News & Services
Graco Inc. released a data tracking and collection kit for electric and hydraulic reactors called Graco InSite™.
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>BPI Standards and Certifications: What's New and Revised in 2014
>>Revisions to Climate Data Standard from ASHRAE Include New Climate Zone, Climatic Data
>>Spray Polyurethane Foam Design Guidance: Insulation and Air Barrier Requirements of the 2012 I-Codes
>>The Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
Energy & Advocacy News
2013 in Review: Looking Back on Efficiency’s Year
Significant Progress on Energy Efficiency in 2013 — And 2014 Could Be Even Better
As 2013 draws to a close, it's useful to reflect back on the past year and look forward to the coming one. Despite political and economic headwinds, the states and federal and local governments continued to make progress on energy efficiency policies in 2013
As we reflect on the accomplishments of our personal lives over the last year, let’s also revisit energy efficiency’s year, which, by the way, was pretty busy.
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Volume XXII, No. 1
Jan. 13, 2014
Current Call to Action
>>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