April 24, 2014
Building Performance Institute
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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Industry News and Announcements
>>SPFA Sponsors U.S. DoE Challenge Home Student Competition
>>SPFA PCP Training Puts Honeywell Solstice® LBA to the Test
>>Statement from SPFA on California's Proposed Regulations
>>DuPont Announces Production Plans to Support New Foam Expansion Agent
>>Nominations Sought for Polyurethane Innovation Award
>>New Bill Proposes the Creation of Performance-Based Whole-House Retrofit Tax Credit
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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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SPFA will be present and testifying at the May 7 hearing in Sacramento on the industry's behalf. All manufacturers, distributors, and California member contractors are encouraged to attend the hearing closest to them and communicate with the CA DTSC regarding inaccuracies in the Department's statement, and the negative impact upon SPF business in the state.
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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
>>DOE Publishes Analysis of Standard 90.1-2013, Requests Public Comment
>>HUD, USDA Publish Preliminary Determination on Standard 90.1-2007, 2009 IECC
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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: buildingscience.com
By Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D. P.End., ASHRAE Fellow

In what is turning out to be an unfortunate turn of phrase the terms "unvented attics" and "unvented roofs" have entered the lexicon. A lot of the blame for that goes to me and for that I am sorry. The "right" terms should have been "conditioned attics" and "conditioned roofs." When we move insulation to the underside of a roof deck the space below the insulation is now within the "conditioned space." This has all kinds of implications... Some good, some not so good.
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>SPFA PCP – Accessible, Available and Affordable
>>SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Course, Written Examinations and Field Examinations
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Marketing & Industry Promotion
Source: bpi.org / Peter Troast
Online reviews are a huge component of an effective web presence that drives leads and gets you business. Phony reviews have been in the news lately, review diversity across different channels is looking to be increasingly important, Google's review filter is getting increasingly stringent, etc.

One thing about online reviews that may shock you is that negative reviews can actually be spun into a positive for your business. If you're wary of the whole review system, or if you're worried about asking for reviews because they might not be so good (or that a competitor may jump in and write a fake review to make you look bad), there's really not much to worry about.
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The SBA and Small Business Majority will continue to host free Affordable Care Act 101 weekly webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces. Webinars are every Thursday at 2 p.m. ET.
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SPFA Member News & Services
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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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Did You Know
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April 21, 2014
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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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