August 26, 2014
Building Performance Institute
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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>>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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Industry News and Announcements
>>Streamlining Green Building Tool Coordination and Development
>>Huntsman Announces Manufacturing Disruption at Port Neches, Texas Facility
>>A Look Back: Executive Order on Federal Energy Management
>>Report on Polyurethane Chemicals Released
>>U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Updates
>>Federal Report Highlights Five Years of Progress
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Bayer Material Science
SPFA News and Announcements
>>2015 Sprayfoam Convention and Expo Exhibitor Registration Open!
>>SPFA Elects New Board Members
>>SPFA Completes Environmental Product Declaration for SPF
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>2014-15 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide Being Mailed in September
>>SPFA Member Benefits
>>Sprayfoam 2014 Coverage, Award Winners
>>SPFA Publishes Membership Brochure
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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Federal/State Government News
Federal Activities
>>DOE Holds Meeting to Negotiate Draft Proposed Rule on Energy Efficiency for Manufactured Housing
>>GSA Green Building Advisory Committee Focuses on Federal Building Performance Labels
>>Support Growing for Referencing ICC 700 in National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>North Carolina
--NC Department of Insurance Code Services Section Issues Explanation for New Energy Code Legislation
--NC Building Code Council Issues Emergency Rule

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SPF Tech
Source: / Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow
Chicago is well known for a bunch of things — among them a baseball team that does not win, fabulous pizza, and uninsulated masonry buildings. The Windy City does not want to be known for its uninsulated masonry building problem. Truth be told, this is not just a Chicago problem, but a Boston problem and a New York problem and a Philadelphia problem and a Detroit problem and a Montreal problem.
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>Certification Candidates Urged to Complete Requirements
>>Field Exams Available at 2015 Sprayfoam Annual Convention and Expo
>>SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Course, Written Examinations and Field Examinations
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Volatile Free, Inc.
Marketing & Industry Promotion / 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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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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August 18, 2014
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