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Industry News and Announcements
>>Knauf Insulation Re-opens Alabama Plant, Citing Relationships, Support
>>The Center Announces New Roofpoint Registered Professional Program
>>BPI Launches Home Rating Program Using DOE's Home Energy Score
>>Job Task Analysis (JTA) Workshop
>>January Contracts Decrease 13 Percent
>>Spray Foam Coalition Members Approve Code of Conduct
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
Federal/State Government News
>>Grassroots Government Affairs Report
>>Lessons from State Energy Efficiency Programs Presented to U.S. Senate Committee
>>U.S. House Tax Committee Chairman to Release Comprehensive Tax Reform Draft Legislation
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.
SPFA Training & Certification
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Institute President Addresses the Important Role the Private Sector Plays in U.S. Standards Development
>>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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Volume XXII, No. 5
Feb. 17, 2014
Current Call to Action
>>RESNET Calls for Comments on Proposed CAZ Testing Standards Removal
>>Comments on OMB Proposed Update of Circular A-119 Are Due May 12
Source: bpi.org / Tom Grandy
Like all things in life, if something isn't working there is usually a reason for it. I can't begin to tell you how many times I have been asked, "Tom, the company is growing and sales are up, but rather than making money, we seem to be going farther into debt each month, what’s going on?" After working with contractors for more than 27 years, there are certain things I look for when I perform an onsite company overview. The answer usually falls into one, or more, of the following categories:
>Improper Labor Pricing
>Not Charging Out All Budgeted Billed Hours
>Exceeding Hours Bid on a Job