October 7, 2014
 
Graco
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
The fall issue SPRAYFOAM Professional has been printed and mailed! 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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Burtin Polymer Laboratories, Inc. / Foametix
Industry News and Announcements
>>CPI Announces Major Milestone for Safety in the Spray Polyurethane Foam Industry
>>EPA Launches ENERGY STAR Community Service Tour
>>Budget Breakdown: A Look at House and Senate Energy Efficiency Appropriations
>>ASHRAE in the House: Society Explores Path Toward Involvement in Residential
>>DOE Determination of Energy Savings for Commercial Buildings; Correction of Deadline
>>Webinar: "Proactive Transactions: Selling Energy Efficiency Equipment," Oct. 21, 23
>>A "Seal" to Publicize the Spray Foam Coalition’s Commitment
>>Lapolla Partners with White House to Reduce Harmful Greenhouse Gases
>>Airflow 100: A Review of Air Velocity Testing Methods, Oct. 21
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Bayer Material Science
SPFA News and Announcements
SPFA announce that the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has completed corrections to the public documents distributed by the agency as part of the Safer Consumer Products Priority Products Initiative. Corrections completed by the DTSC include the deletion, or adjustment, of inaccurate facts about spray polyurethane foam, its chemical components and safety.
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>>Ty Pennington to Headline 2015 Sprayfoam Convention and Expo
>>Exhibitor Spaces Are Almost 90% Sold Out!
>>Sprayfoam 2015 Presentation Topics Outlined
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>>SPFA's Kurt Riesenberg, Rick Duncan and Kelly Marcavage Speak at CPI Conference
>>SPFA Learns of Jerry Baldwin's Passing
>>SPFA Forms Marketing Committee
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>2014-15 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide Mailed in September
>>SPFA Member Benefits
>>Sprayfoam 2014 Coverage, Award Winners
>>SPFA Publishes Membership Brochure
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SPFA is gauging interest in offering the SPFA PCP Field Exams, January 26-27, 2015, during Sprayfoam 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. To participate in the short survey, log into Survey Monkey by Thursday, October 9, 2014. For details, contact Kelly Marcavage, SPFA PCP Certification Director, at marcavage@sprayfoam.org or 571-748-5003.
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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Federal/State Government News
Federal Activities
>>October is National Energy Awareness Month!
>>DOE Establishes ASHRAE 90.1-2013 as National Reference Standard for Commercial Building Energy Efficiency
>>DOE Releases Preliminary Determination of Energy Efficiency Provisions of 2015 IECC
>>U.S. and India Announce Climate Change Mitigation Agreement - Includes HFC Reduction Plans
>>House and Senate Members Lead Charge to Increase Use of ESCPs/UESCs

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>World Standards Day
>>National Engineers Week Scheduled for Feb. 22-28, 2015
>>Montgomery County, MD Benchmarking Ordinance
>>Holding a "Day on the Hill" Toolkit Now Available on GGAC Webpage
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SPF Tech
Source: LinkedIn / Spray Foam Nation
Q. During the application of rooftop sprayfoam insulation, my car was on the ground floor and the body and windshield of the car was affected by sprayfoam dust. Please help me with a solution or idea for removing the foam dust from my painted car body and front windshield.
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>Invitation to Be Part of Field Exam Survey – Participate by Oct. 9
>>Gaco Enters into Bulk Purchase Agreement of PCP Exams with SPFA
>>SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Courses, Written Examinations and Field Examinations
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Diamond Liners Inc.
SPFA Member News & Services
Lapolla Industries, Inc. partners with Honeywell and Purdue University to incorporate Lapolla’s 4th generation wall foam insulation into Purdue’s ReNEWW Net-Zero Home Project.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>DOE Issues Preliminary Determination of Energy Savings for Residential Buildings
>>DOE Issues Determination of Energy Savings for Commercial Buildings
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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Energy & Advocacy News
>>Welcome October by Celebrating National Energy Awareness Month
>>Energy Department Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Productivity and Manufacturing
>>Updates from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
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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. 29
September 29, 2014
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Current Call to Action
>>Invitation to Be Part of Field Exam Survey: Deadline Oct. 9
>>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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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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Volatile Free, Inc.
Huh?
Source: associationsnow.com
The Federal Communications Commission handed out a $600,000 fine against Marriott over the use of wireless-blocking devices at its Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Marriott officials defended the practice as "lawful."
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Business Trends
Source: SBA.gov / Caron Beesley
What’s your small business brand identity? While your logo, website, business cards, etc. can help you project a carefully crafted image to your customers, true branding runs a lot deeper. Here are seven simple steps for nurturing and maintaining your brand.
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Career Opportunities
Building Science Corporation is looking for an architect or engineer with experience in the field of building science. The main responsibilities will be to work in our Westford, Mass., office with our commercial building group providing enclosure commissioning and forensic review services. We are looking for an individual with a strong work ethic who is able to participate in a wide range of activities, including design review, forensic investigations, construction field reviews, as well as building science research. Contact us by email at info@buildingscience.com and write "resume" in the subject matter.
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