July 17, 2014
Building Performance Institute
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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Industry News and Announcements
>>EPA Proposes to Replace and Reduce Harmful Greenhouse Gases
>>International Societies Form Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance
>>ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference Announces Preliminary Schedule
>>21 Businesses Receiving Funding from EPA to Advance Their Innovative Products/Research
>>ASHRAE, IAQA to Join Forces to Grow Resources for Indoor Air Quality Professionals
>>Green Power Communities
>>ACC Publishes 2014 Comprehensive Economic Profile of $812 Billion Business of American Chemistry
>>Registration for Race to Zero Student Design Competition Opens Sept. 2
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Bayer Material Science
SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA Elects New Board Members
>>New SprayFoam 2015 Conference Staff on Board
>>SPFA Finishes Environmental Product Declaration for SPF
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>>SPFA's Formal Comments to California DTSC Regarding Evaluation of SPF and Use of Diisocyanates
>>Statement from SPFA on California's Proposed Regulations
>>SPFA Testifies at All Three Recent California DTSC Public Workshops
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>SPFA Publishes Membership Brochure
>>2014-15 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide Being Mailed in September
>>SPFA Member Benefits
>>SprayFoam 2014 Coverage, Award Winners
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Federal/State Government News
Federal Activities
>>Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Set to Become Law
>>House Members Introduce Building Energy Codes Legislation
>>President Obama Issues Opposition to House Energy & Water Funding Bill
>>House Members Overwhelmingly Reject Attempt to Zero Funding for DOE Efficiency & Renewable Energy Programs

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>GGAC Chairs in Each Chapter – More Resources Planned
>>National Capital Chapter Launches Student Group for P.E. Exam
>>New Energy Efficiency Incentives for Commercial Buildings in New York
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SPF Tech
Source: bpi.org / Larry Zarker
We all know about how stack effect works in homes, but during presentations, I’m always surprised by how many hands are raised in response to the question: "How many of you think you can make a house too tight and cause problems with indoor air quality?" Generally, at least three-quarters of the room raises their hands. Really? My colleague Joe Kuonen says that getting a house so tight that you need to ventilate is a feat worth celebrating. "Now, we can get fresh air from a place we can trust," he says.
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>Your Opinion Matters in SprayFoam 2016 PCP Timeline
>>PCP Certification Mark Available to SPFA Certified Individuals
>>SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Course, Written Examinations and Field Examinations
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Health & Safety
Source: epa.org
Planning fun summer activities, such as beach trips, hiking, and gardening? Follow Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) helpful tips -- good for your health, your wallet, and your environment.
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Marketing & Industry Promotion
Source: bpi.org / Peter Troast
In the constant quest for more and better leads, a highly performing website should be at the center of every contractor’s marketing strategy. High performance on the web means attracting the right traffic and efficiently converting site visitors to leads. Getting your site to rank higher in organic and local search results--what we geeks call Search Engine Optimization, or SEO--is the holy grail: natural or organic traffic to your site is free, and generally will grow over time. And this kind of traffic, called inbound marketing, can be higher quality than other types because people are actively searching for something, finding your site, and clicking through to you.
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SPFA Member News & Services
Polyurethane Machinery Corporation is offering "Spray Before You Pay," a free, 30-day trial for first time users of the AP-2 Spray Gun who are currently spraying with a competitive gun.
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Demilec introduced Barnseal® polyurethane sprayfoam for use in agricultural applications. Barnseal® is a high R-Value insulation and air-seal developed for use in poultry, dairy, equestrian, farm and ranch applications where high performance is required at a lower cost than foam traditionally used in homes and non-farm buildings.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Standards for Uniform Data Collection and Transfer in Home Performance Updated
>>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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Current Call to Action
>>SBA Launches Growth Accelerator Fund, Deadline for Competition Is Aug. 2
>>BPI Accepting Proposals from Training Providers, Deadline Aug. 7
>>BPI's Home Energy Auditing Standard Released for Public Comment, Deadline Aug. 25
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Business Trends
Source: SBA.gov
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet joined President Obama at the White House to announce the launch of SupplierPay. It's a new project dedicated to giving Americas entrepreneurs access to affordable, consistent working capital. Its about paying them on time and keeping their interest rates low, so they can invest in new equipment, new products and new people.
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