June 4, 2014
 
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In the print version of the Summer 2014 issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine, Sprayfoam.com was errantly left off the list of Premier Sponsors of SprayFoam 2014, the annual SPFA convention and expo. The sponsor list on page 13 in the digital version has since been corrected.
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Building Performance Institute
Industry News and Announcements
>>U.S. Court Awards $7.4 Million Verdict to Cellchem
>>Polyurethane Sustainability/Innovation to Headline UTECH North America
>>Better Buildings Neighborhood Initiative Upgrades 100,000 Buildings, Saves $730 Million on Energy Bills
>>Novomer Announces Commercial Launch of Converge PPC Polyols
>>Shaheen-Portman Bill (S. 2262) Derailed
>>Spray Foam Coalition Comments on California "Priority Products List" Workshop
>>SPFA Sponsors U.S. DoE Student Competition -- Apply Now for Next Year
>>Free Monthly Webinars with U.S. Dept. of Energy Building America Program
>>Invista’s Latest Terrin Polyol Offering Completes TSCA Registration
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Bayer Material Science
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 at three hearings in California recently 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
>> High-Performance Building Week Celebrated During Building Safety Month
>>ASHRAE President-Elect Tom Phoenix Presents at EE Global
>>White House, DOE, GSA Hold Energy Datapalooza – Focus on Uses & Benefits of Energy Information
>>White House Hosts Annual Science Fair

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>ASHRAE Supports Launch of Energy 2030 On the Road Campaign
>>Massachusetts DOER Posts Program Opportunity Notice for "Pathways to Zero" Grant Program
>>Ohio Legislation Freezing Energy Efficiency Standards Goes to the Governor
>>Nova Scotia
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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 kicked in on April 26.
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>PCP Certification Mark Available to SPFA Certified Individuals
>>SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Course, Written Examinations and Field Examinations
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>DOE Issues Preliminary Determination of Energy Savings for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013
>>The Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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Energy & Advocacy News
Source: bpi.org
President Obama announced a new executive regulation that has the potential to dramatically increase demand for residential energy efficiency and home performance services. The new EPA regulation will cut carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants by 30 percent over 2005 levels by 2030, allowing each state flexibility to develop a plan to cut emissions. Options include energy-efficiency and renewable technology and incentive programs, as well as creating or joining state cap-and-trade programs.

The bad: The U.S. Senate failed to pass the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 2262) aka the Shaheen-Portman bill. Partisan wrangling tanked the bill which, if passed, would have increased energy efficiency in residential, commercial, and federally-owned buildings, while training workers to be adept at working in energy-efficient commercial buildings. 

The good: President Obama announced more than 300 private and public sector commitments to create jobs and cut carbon pollution by advancing solar deployment and energy efficiency. Click here to read more.
 
Did You Know
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state. Read up on Health Reform, Budget & Taxes, Politics & Leadership, Governors, Bird's Eye View, Hot Issues, and Once Around the Statehouse Lightly.

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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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Events
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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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Business Trends
Source: SBA.gov
With the health insurance marketplaces open, the SBA and Small Business Majority will continue to host free Affordable Care Act 101 weekly webinars every Thursday at 2 p.m. ET from June-August so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces.
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