May 22, 2014
Building Performance Institute
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Industry News and Announcements
>>Shaheen-Portman Bill (S. 2262) Derailed
>>Lapolla Industries Signs AirTight® Multi-Family Energy Savings Program Agreement
>>Update from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America
>>Organizations Announce Commitment to Promote Resilient Buildings
>>SPFA Sponsors U.S. DoE Student Competition -- Apply Now for Next Year
>>Free Monthly Webinars with U.S. Dept. of Energy Building America Program
>>SPFA PCP Training Puts Honeywell Solstice® LBA to the Test
>>Spray Polyurethane Foam and California DTSC
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SPFA News and Announcements
>>Statement from SPFA on California's Proposed Regulations
>>SPFA to Elect New Board Members
>>SPFA Finishes Environmental Product Declaration for SPF
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SPFA testified May 7 at a hearing in Sacramento on the industry's behalf. All manufacturers, distributors, and California member contractors were 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
>>SPFA Publishes Membership Brochure
>>SPFA 2013-2014 Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
>>SprayFoam 2014 Coverage, Award Winners
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Federal/State Government News
Federal Activities
>>DOE Issues Preliminary Determination of Energy Savings for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2013
>>Energy Efficiency Bill Stalls in U.S. Senate
>>SAVE Act Introduced in U.S. House
>>High-Performance Building Week

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>No New Action on MOE
>>NEEP 2014 Summit
>>New Energy Code Adoptions

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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: / John Straube
Airtightness testing has long—since the 1980s—been used to test high-performance housing. The 2012 version of the International Residential Code requires testing of every new home. Recently there has been a growing trend of testing the airtightness of large buildings as well. This digest reviews why one would invest in airtightness testing for a large building, how the testing is done, how the results are interpreted, and how this information can be used.
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>SPFA PCP Exam Prep Courses and Exams Offered in Alaska
>>SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Course, Written Examinations and Field Examinations
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SPFA Member News & Services
Lapolla Industries, Inc. announced that home improvement superstar Ty Pennington will act as the company's official spokesperson. Ty will promote Lapolla's products in upcoming national and local campaigns, as well as make appearances at international trade shows and participate in consumer events, media relations and social media activities.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>DOE Issues Preliminary Determination of Energy Savings for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013
>>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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Current Call to Action
>>Nominations Sought for Polyurethane Innovation Award, Deadline June 18
>>Applications for Housing Innovation Awards Available, Deadline June 30
>>SBA Launches Growth Accelerator Fund, Deadline for Competition Is Aug. 2
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Business Trends
National Small Business Week 2014 wrapped up recently. Did you miss it? If so you can access the educational events on the SBA YouTube page.
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