August 13, 2014
 
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From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
The fall issue SPRAYFOAM Professional will be in your mailboxes and inboxes soon! If you want to be sure your inbox is on our address list, sign up for the digital version below. Some of the topics in this issue include:
>>DIISOCYANATES – Correcting the Record on SPF in California
>>SPF MISCONCEPTIONS – How Well Do You Know Sprayfoam?
>>SPEAKING SENSIBLY – Intumescent Coatings and SPF
>>2014 SPFA CONTRACTOR AWARDS (PROFOAM of Tennessee & West Roofing Systems)
>>LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – Positioning for a Lame Duck Session
>>SAFETY FIRST – What to Look for When Conducting Safety and Quality Control Inspections
>>ABAA NEWS – Where Are We Going with High Performance Buildings?
>>ASK THE EXPERT – Spraying in Cold Weather
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Building Performance Institute
Industry News and Announcements
>>Report on Polyurethane Chemicals Released
>>The White House Council and EPA Announce Award Winners
>>Asia-Pacific Clean Air Partnership Launched to Fight Global Air Pollution
>>U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Updates
>>Federal Report Highlights Five Years of Progress
>>ACCA and BPI to Co-Present 3rd Annual Building Performance Forum
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Bayer Material Science
SPFA News and Announcements
>>2015 Annual Sprayfoam Convention and Expo Logo Revealed!
>>SPFA Elects New Board Members
>>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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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Federal/State Government News
Federal Activities
>>Senate Appropriators Call for Recommendations to Reduce Overlap in Federal Energy Efficiency Programs
>>ASHRAE and Over 20 Organizations Urge Congress to Support Building Energy Codes in the Energy and Water Funding Bill for FY 2015
>>DOE to Host Public Input Meeting on State, Local and Tribal Issues in Energy Infrastructure for Quadrennial Energy Review in Santa Fe, NM on August 11, and Cheyenne, WY on August 21

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>Cambridge, Massachusetts Passes Benchmarking Ordinance
>>North Carolina Rolls Back Energy Codes
>>Montgomery County, Maryland Benchmarking Work Group Invitation

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SPF Tech
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
>>Field Exams Available at 2015 Sprayfoam Annual Convention and Expo
>>SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Course, Written Examinations and Field Examinations
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Marketing & Industry Promotion
bpi.org
Convincing consumers to invest in energy efficiency is a difficult task, but help may be on the way. A new bipartisan bill would make it possible for those buying an energy efficient home to negotiate a better mortgage. The Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act (SAVE) would require mortgage lenders to take the projected energy savings of an efficient home into account when presented with a qualified energy report.
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bpi.org / Rich Carrione
It's been proven that many of the challenges in the home performance business have nothing to do with the technical expertise of home performance contractors. The challenges often lie in the contractors' inability to generate enough leads and close enough work so that his technical expertise can be put to work to save energy and reduce consumers' energy footprint.
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SPFA Member News & Services
Convenience Products announced the promotion of Don Schumacher to Director of Sales, Industrial Building Materials, based in its Fenton, MO headquarters. He will be responsible for leading the industrial sales organization and driving revenue growth of Touch ‘n Seal sprayfoam insulation, sealants and adhesives.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Increase Building Energy Code Compliance Rates
>>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: energy.gov
Energy efficiency is often overlooked when talking about America’s clean energy future, but it’s one of the best ways to reduce energy waste and lower our carbon footprint. With buildings accounting for 40% of America’s energy use, constructing more efficient work spaces is helping to reduce the country’s carbon emissions. Businesses are increasingly incorporating energy efficient technologies to reduce their operating costs and create a better work environment for their employees. Of course, this new construction is also supporting well-paid, highly-skilled jobs that cannot be sent overseas.
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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.

Volume XXII, No. 24
August 11, 2014
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Current Call to Action
>>BPI's Home Energy Auditing Standard Released for Public Comment, Deadline Aug. 25
>>EPA Seeks Comments on Potential Revisions to its Risk Management Program
>>Papers Sought for International Conference on Energy and Environment in Ships
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Events
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
>>Learn How the SBA Can Help You Start and Grow Your Business
>>Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars
>>3 Essential Financial Statements for Your Small Business
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