October 21, 2014
Burtin Polymer Laboratories, Inc. / Foametix
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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Industry News and Announcements
>>Green Building Certification System Final Rule Issued by Energy Department
>>EPA Increases Access to Chemical Information; Agency Seeks Input on Improvements
>>The Lapolla Ty Pennington Sweepstakes
>>EPA Settles with Jerome Cheese for Chemical Risk Management Violations at Idaho Plant
>>SPF Apprentice Program Available Through Spray Foam Nation
>>ORNL Researchers Develop ‘Autotune’ Software
>>CPI Announces Major Milestone for Safety in the Spray Polyurethane Foam Industry
>>EPA Launches ENERGY STAR Community Service Tour
>>A "Seal" to Publicize the Spray Foam Coalition’s Commitment
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Bayer Material Science
SPFA News and Announcements
>>Ty Pennington to Headline 2015 Sprayfoam Convention and Expo
>>Sprayfoam 2015 Presentation Topics Outlined
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>>California DTSC Corrects Misinformation About SPF
>>SPFA's Kurt Riesenberg, Rick Duncan and Kelly Marcavage Speak at CPI Conference
>>SPFA Forms Marketing Committee
>>SPFA's Board Members
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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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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Federal/State Government News
Federal Activities
>>Congressional Negotiations Ongoing for National Defense Authorization Act
>>DOE Issues Final Rule on the Federal Gov't Use of Green Building Rating Systems
>>ASHRAE Standards Discussed in Proposed Rule on Fossil-Fuel Generated Energy Consumption Reduction for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings
>>DOE Issues Request for Information on Planning for 2017 Solar Decathlon
>>Public Comment Sought for DOE Draft Document on Buildings-to-Grid Integration and Related Areas of Research

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>NIST Releases New Online Tool Featuring 90.1
>>National Engineers Week Materials Posted on GGAC Webpage
>>ASHRAE BOD Votes to Merge Advocacy Committee with Grassroots Government Activities Committee
>>Pennsylvania House Bill 34 Moving in State Senate
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SPF Tech
By Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow
So what does "net zero" mean anyway? And what is the difference from a "zero energy house"? A zero energy house is "off grid" and makes all the energy it needs on site using renewables. This is not easy to do and typically involves an ultra efficient house and energy storage. Good luck. Having said that, I like the ultra efficient part. I can’t help it. Engineers worship efficiency. The storage part worries me.
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>BREAKING NEWS! CEUs for SPFA PCP Re-Certification Will Be Available at Sprayfoam 2015
>>Gaco Invests in Its Contractors, Supports SPFA PCP
>>SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Courses, Written Examinations and Field Examinations
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Diamond Liners Inc.
Marketing & Industry Promotion
Source: usainsulation.net
The recently released 2015 Farmers’ Almanac uses words like "stinging," "biting" and "wintry" to describe the below normal temperatures it forecasts for the Midwest and Northeast this coming winter. Sound familiar? Last winter, water pipes froze and burst, homeowners couldn’t keep warm in their homes, furnaces consumed excessive amounts of energy by running constantly day and night, and the cost of heating a home skyrocketed! To avoid these problems, homeowners should prepare in advance for what is predicted to be another uncommonly cold winter. You can have your furnace checked by a heating professional, make sure your windows and doors are tightly sealed, and, perhaps most importantly, call a professional to make sure your home is adequately insulated.
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Transparency Market Research's report -- "Spray Polyurethane Foam (Open Cell, Closed Cell and Others) Market for Residential Walls, Residential Roofing, Commercial Walls, Commercial Roofing and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" -- says the global spray polyurethane foam market was valued at $1,135.3 million in 2012 and is expected to reach $1,823 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 7.0% from 2013 to 2019. In terms of volume, spray polyurethane foam consumption was 473.5 kilo tons in 2012.
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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
>>EPA Releases Guidance to Improve Schools’ Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency
>>October Is National Energy Awareness Month
>>Updates from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
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Current Call to Action
>>EPA Seeks Feedback on Proposed Label Options for Safer Products: Deadline Oct. 31
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Volatile Free, Inc.
Business Trends
>>Online Course: Patents, Trademarks, & Copyrights
>>Hispanic Businesses Are at the Forefront of Small Business Growth
>>Lending Money to Your Employee
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