September 9, 2014
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
>>ASHRAE Proposes Alternate Compliance Path for Existing Buildings in IAQ Standard
>>Airflow 100: A Review of Air Velocity Testing Methods
>>Dr. Joseph Lstiburek to Speak at Upcoming Events, Sept. 30 and Oct. 2
>>3M Personal Safety Division Donates Nearly 1 Million Respirators to Help Fight Ebola Virus
>>Report on Polyurethane Chemicals Released
>>What to Expect from Congress this Fall
>>Deadlines Fast Approaching for Polyurethanes Technical Conference

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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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In the September/October 2014 issue of Constructor, a publication of the Associated General Contractors of America, spray polyurethane foam is explored and explained by SPFA's Technical Services Director Rick Duncan, P.E., Ph.D., while Joseph W. Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, shares information about insulation's role in a perfect wall.

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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
>>Congress Set to Return for Short Session before the Elections – Energy Legislation on the Agenda
>>President Obama to Unveil Municipal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Contest
>>DOE Quadrennial Energy Review Meeting Scheduled for Newark, New Jersey

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>NCEES Removes "Masters or Equivalent" from Model State Law
>>New Training Power Point Available on GGAC Webpage
>>Montgomery County, Maryland Considering Revisions to Buildings – Energy Efficiency and Environmental Design Codes

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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>Certification Candidates Have New Testing Opportunities
>>SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Courses, Written Examinations and Field Examinations
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Diamond Liners Inc.
Marketing & Industry Promotion
>>Webinar: How to Set Profitable Hourly Rates 
Improper labor pricing is the #1 killer of small businesses today. Setting your hourly rate based on what everyone else is charging might work when you are small (with little overhead) but it won't work when you start to grow!  

Featuring Tom Grandy of Grandy & Associates, this webinar -- Wednesday, September 24, at noon (EDT) -- walks the contractor through the detailed process of setting proper hourly rates based on your real cost of doing business. Grandy will cover all the basics of profitable labor pricing using a Sample Company and 10 filled in worksheets. You can then use the same worksheets to input your numbers to find out what you need to charge. Most companies are aware of the basic overhead costs; however the two HIGHEST costs of doing business (cost of non-billable time and equipment replacement costs) are often left out.

FREE for GoldStar Contractors. $50 for all other registrants. Click here to registerApproved for a total of up to 1.5 BPI CEUs.
SPFA Member News & Services
>>3M Names Jose Varela Vice President of Personal Safety Division
3M has named Jose Varela vice president and general manager of 3M’s Personal Safety Division. In this role, Varela will oversee 3M’s global safety business and more than 40 major platforms, including respiratory protection, hearing protection, fall protection, protective eyewear, head and face protection, and reflective materials. 

Varela previously served as managing director of 3M Brazil. He also brings a wealth of experience and global business leadership due to his roles in finance, sales, operational planning and supply-chain management for 3M’s operations in APAC, Latin America and Canada. 
Polyurethane Machinery Corporation's "Spray Before You Pay" program is a free 30-day trial for first-time users of the AP-2 Spray Gun. PMC is offering this limited time trial to contractors located in the United States and Canada currently spraying with a competitive gun. PMC will have their sprayguns on display at the ICAA 2014 Convention & Trade Show, September 18-20, at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida.
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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
>>What Happens When We Start Using Less? A Few Challenges Facing Utilities
>>Updates from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
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September 8, 2014
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Current Call to Action
>>EPA Seeks Comments on Potential Revisions to its Risk Management Program
>>ASHRAE/IES Propose Adding Verification Requirements to Energy Standard: Deadline Oct. 5
>>Papers Sought for International Conference on Energy and Environment in Ships: Deadline Oct. 13
>>EPA Seeks Feedback on Proposed Label Options for Safer Products: Deadline Oct. 31
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Volatile Free, Inc.
Business Trends
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>>How to Integrate Print Into Your Marketing Campaign
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