April 8, 2014
Building Performance Institute
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Industry News and Announcements
>>U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home Student Design Competition
>>Senate Finance Committee Approves Tax Extenders Bill
>>BPI Announces Release of 2013 Annual Report
>>Polyurethane Producers Launch Campaign to Celebrate the Innovation Enabled by Polyurethane
>>SPF Systems Containing Unreacted Diisocyanates & Action from California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control
>>Nominations Sought for Polyurethane Innovation Award
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Bayer Material Science
SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA to Elect New Board Members
>>SPF Article by Rick Duncan Appears in Roofing Contractor
>>SPFA Finishes Environmental Product Declaration for SPF
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
In addition to coverage of some of the SprayFoam 2014 sessions and events in the SPFA magazine, SPRAYFOAM Professional, some of the SPFA National Industry Excellence Award winners will be spotlighted there, as well.

See images from SprayFoam 2014 at the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance Facebook site!
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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
Federal Activities
>>Funding Issues Front and Center on Capitol Hill
>>Senators Introduce, Markup Tax Extenders Package – Addresses Energy Efficiency
>>Annual National Defense Bill Begins Its Long Journey Towards Approval
>>Rays of Hope Still Found for Additional Energy Efficiency Legislation in the House
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>Ohio; New York City; Washington, DC
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SPFA Partner News
From leadership in sustainability to managing legal requirements, the 2014 Associated General Contractors of America’s CEC will provide invaluable resources for environmental professionals in the construction industry. Learn from experts, federal agencies and your peers. Read more about the 2014 AGC CEC and register here. SPFA Members receive a savings of $100 off the non-AGC member rates that kick in on April 26.
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SPF Tech
Source: gacowallfoam.com / Will Parker
Desiccant cartridges are extremely important to help prevent moisture from entering the ISO side drum as well as the recirculation line (if applicable) on the ISO. When we pump material out of the drum it is replaced with air. The air we vent the ISO drum with needs to be dry air and these desiccant cartridges do exactly that.
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>SPFA PCP Contractor Company Accreditation
>>SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Course, Written Examinations and Field Examinations
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Marketing & Industry Promotion
Source: bpi.org / Bill Sims
It's a business no-brainer that happy employees make happy customers. But how do you get happy employees that deliver the best possible customer service? It requires employees to move beyond simple compliance of workplace rules and become truly committed to the jobs they do. And motivating people to commit requires positive reinforcement from the leadership hierarchy.
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SPFA Member News & Services
Two polyurea elastomeric coatings from Rhino Linings Corporation, a global leader in protective coatings, have passed ASTM E-84 burn tests and earned Class I fire ratings.
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If you are ready to take the next step forward with your roofing business, Gaco Western can give you the skills and knowledge you need with our Level 3 GacoFlex S20 Advanced Applicator Training (2-Day) -- April 23-24, 2014.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>BPI Delivering DOE's Home Energy Score Nationwide in New BPI Rating Program
>>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
Registration for the free 2014 ASHRAE Webcast, "Buildings in Balance: IEQ and Energy Efficiency," is now open. The webcast will broadcast live on April 17, 2014, from 1-4 p.m. EDT.
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Source: ase.org
The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) is building a new initiative called Energy 2030 On the Road: A State and Local Campaign that will launch in May 2014. The purpose of this campaign is to build awareness of the Energy 2030 policy recommendations and goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030. In order to design a roadmap for the campaign, ASE sent an Energy 2030 survey to nearly 400 state and local officials to assess the current landscape of energy efficiency policies and programs. The results are in, and there was a clear consensus on the campaign.
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Did You Know
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Current Call to Action
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>>Comments on OMB Proposed Update of Circular A-119 Are Due May 12
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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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Source: bayer.com
Working closely with Bayer MaterialScience, Assyx GmbH & Co. KG has developed a solution that is both smart and sustainable. It coats laminated wood with a smooth and fully closed covering of the polyurethane integral skin foam system Baydur®.
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Career Opportunities
Convenience Products is hiring and is offering a full benefits package including relocation and competitive starting base salary plus incentives.
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