February 12, 2014
Building Performance Institute
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Industry News and Announcements
>>Mayors From 10 Major Cities Unite to Cut Climate Pollution From Buildings
>>Spray Foam Coalition Members Approve Code of Conduct
>>EU Commission Fines Vita, Carpenter, Recticel, and Eurofoam EUR 114 Million in Cartel Settlement
>>2013 Building Permits Up 17.5% Over 2012
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SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPF Article by Rick Duncan Appears in Roofing Contractor
>>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
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SPFA Membership
SprayFoam 2014 will not be forgotten, though it has wrapped up. In addition to coverage of some of the sessions and events in the magazine, the Challenge Coins that were given out are the beginning of an annual tradition. Plus, an additional 235 SPFA PCP exams were taken, bringing the total PCP exams completed to 1,324. Currently 197 SPFA PCP Certifications have been issued and the number continues to grow! The SPF Professional who is SPFA PCP Certified has demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform a quality, safe and professional installation of spray polyurethane foam.
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>>SPFA Publishes Membership Brochure
>>SPFA 2013-2014 Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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Federal/State Government News
>>GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>Tenant Energy Efficiency Legislation Receives Bipartisan Approval by U.S. House Committee
>>Congress Approves National Farm Bill – Contains Building Energy Efficiency Provisions
>>Energy Efficiency May Become Lower Priority in U.S. Senate Following Committee Leadership Change
>>Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy Addresses Nation’s Energy Policy
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SPF Tech
Source: ashrae.org / Joseph W. Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE
We live at the bottom of an ocean of air. Each of us is carrying around 14.7 pounds per square inch when at the beach in Miami. We are powerful creatures indeed. Imagine carrying around 101,000 Pascals on that beach. Or 1,010 millibars. As elevation increases, the weight of the air we are carrying around decreases. This decrease in weight with elevation is called the lapse rate. Read more here.
©2014 This excerpt taken from the article of the same name which appeared in ASHRAE Journal, vol. 56, no. 2, February 2014.
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SPFA Training & Certification
>>SPFA PCP Updates from SprayFoam 2014
>>Spray Foam Coalition Releases Document Outlining Benefits of SPFA PCP
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Health & Safety
>>OSHA NEP Letter to SPFA
>>Guidance for Developing a Written Respiratory Protection Program
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Marketing & Industry Promotion
>>7 Home Performance Marketing Trends to Watch for in 2014
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SPFA Member News & Services
>>Whirlpool Begins Using Honeywell's Solstice LBA in Refrigerator Insulation
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>The Energy Productivity Innovation Challenge Can Do Better By Codes
>>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
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Energy & Advocacy News
>>Significant Progress on Energy Efficiency in 2013 — And 2014 Could Be Even Better
>>Report: Energy Productivity Central to Clean Energy Economy
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