July 2, 2014
Building Performance Institute
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
If you have updates that you would like included in the 2014-15 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide, be sure to contact SPFA by July 7! Or, if you have been procrastinating, NOW is the time to renew your membership or sign up as a new member so your company will be included in the directory.
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Industry News and Announcements
>>Polyurethanes Conference Brings Back Popular Workshop on Environmental, Health and Safety
>>Alternatives and Risk Reduction Approaches to Trichloroethylene (TCE) Use as a Degreaser
>> New-Home Sales Up 18.6 Percent in May
>>American Chemistry Council Publishes 2014 Comprehensive Economic Profile of $812 Billion Business of American Chemistry
>>ASHRAE bEQ Program Qualifies for Florida Rating System under Energy Bill
>>Spray Foam Coalition Comments on California "Priority Products List" Workshops
>>Deadline Extended to July 7 for DOE's Housing Innovation Awards
>>Free Monthly Webinars with U.S. Dept. of Energy Building America Program
>>Registration for Race to Zero Student Design Competition Opens Sept. 2
>>Register Now for BSC Seminar in September with Joseph Lstiburek
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Bayer Material Science
SPFA News and Announcements
>>Statement from SPFA on California's Proposed Regulations
>>SPFA Testifies at All Three Recent California DTSC Public Workshops
>>SPFA to Elect New Board Members
>>SPFA Finishes Environmental Product Declaration for SPF
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Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) has submitted on behalf of its membership formal comments to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) regarding the evaluation of spray polyurethane foam and the use of diisocyanates. As part of this official industry response provided June 30 to the DTSC, the SPFA highlights serious inaccuracies in the Department’s public documents about the product and the harm these inaccuracies have caused the industry in and out of the state of California.
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>SPFA Publishes Membership Brochure
>>Deadline to Be Part of SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide is July 7!
>>SPFA Member Benefits
>>SprayFoam 2014 Coverage, Award Winners
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Federal/State Government News
Federal Activities
>>Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act Passed by U.S. House of Representatives
>>Bipartisan Bill on Thermal Insulation for Energy and Water Use Systems Approved by U.S. House of Representatives
>>Energy and Water Funding Bill Approved by House Appropriations Committee
>>EPA Issues Proposed Rule to Cut Carbon Emissions for Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants – Energy Efficiency May Be Used to Comply

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>BCAP Celebrates 20 Years by Establishing Independence
>>New Energy Code Adoptions
>>Energy 2030 On the Road Campaign Stop at ASHRAE HQ
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>Do You Need a Reason to Get Out of the Heat?
>>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
>>ASHRAE/IES Publish User’s Manual for Standard 90.1
>>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
It appears consumers are beginning to care more about energy efficiency. Two new reports released by Deloitte Consulting LLP indicate that the public is responding to the improving economics of renewables and energy efficiency as well.
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Current Call to Action
>>SBA Launches Growth Accelerator Fund, Deadline for Competition Is Aug. 2
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