July 30, 2014
Building Performance Institute
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Industry News and Announcements
>>ASHI, NAR and USGBC Recognize BSP Certificate for Continuing Education
>>International Societies Form Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance
>>Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Support Commercial Building Efficiency
>>ACCA and BPI to Co-Present 3rd Annual Building Performance Forum
>>112 Teams Compete in EPA’s Energy Star Battle of the Buildings
>>A Smart Investment: Energy Efficiency and the Tech Industry
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Bayer Material Science
SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA Elects New Board Members, Runoff Election Results Are In
>>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
>>House Committee Examines Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies
>>U.S. Ranks 13th Out of 16 Nations on New International Energy Efficiency Scorecards
>>Senators Discuss Local and Regional Approaches to Smart Growth and Building Economically Resilient Communities
>>GSA to Issue Guidance on Net-Zero Energy Federal Buildings by September
>>President Obama Signs Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Into Law

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>International Societies Form Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance
>>National Engineers Week
>>Revised CRC Power Point Presentation

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SPF Tech
Source: Gaco Western / Craig Messer
Protecting the hose is one of our most tedious jobs. We drag it across gravel and dirt and through mazes of stud walls throughout the jobsite. Most of us have scuff guard around our hoses and then we even go further by wrapping that in duct tape. Over time these layers of protection break down and leave the heart of our hoses exposed.
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Source: buildingscience.com / Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow
Ballast is necessary in ships for stability, balance, trim and to otherwise keep them upright because the alternative is not pleasant. The amount of ballast necessary varies based on the type of ship and the amount of cargo, if any... The shipping containers need to be insulated. And they need to be insulated well. They are constructed out of corrugated steel which is "conductive." The whole box is a giant "thermal bridge." Uninsulated they are ovens in the summer and ice-boxes in the winter...So how to insulate them? There are only two choices -- on the inside or on the outside.
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>The Certification Scheme Committee Improving PCP Documents
>>SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Course, Written Examinations and Field Examinations
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Marketing & Industry Promotion
Source: AssociationAdviser.com
If you conduct business in Canada, you may be aware that enforcement of the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) went into effect on July 1. This law requires the sender of any commercial electronic message to have the consent of Canadian email recipient to receive such email. In other words, Canadian recipients must "opt-in" to your association-related emails. CASL outlines restrictions and penalties related to sending unsolicited emails of up to $10 million per organization per violation, so it is not something to take lightly.
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SPFA Member News & Services
Rhino Linings Corp. has named Dave Feitl director of sales for the company’s building products group. In this newly created position Feitl will oversee both the sales and technical functions of the Concrete Solutions®, Expo Stucco™ and sprayfoam insulation, sealant and roofing product lines.
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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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Energy & Advocacy News
Source: ase.org
Energy efficiency has served for nearly four decades and remains today as America’s cheapest, cleanest and most abundant resource. It’s no wonder House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) capitalized on the abundance of energy efficiency opportunities in his energy plan. Released in July, the plan consists of five pillars that address current energy issues while also providing a foundation for future energy policy.
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Did You Know
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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
>>EPA Seeks Comments on Potential Revisions to its Risk Management Program
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Business Trends
Source: SBA.gov
>>Learn More about a New Retirement Benefit Option for Your Employees
>>SBA & AARP Webinar: Q&A Session to Help You Start Your Business
>>Getting Started With Exporting: Training and Educational Resources
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