November 6, 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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The deadline to submit a project for the Contractor Industry Excellence Awards is fast approaching -- November 21! These awards recognize SPFA contractor members’ exceptional accomplishments for the quality of their work, the uniqueness of the project, speed of application, superiority of polyurethane, ability of foam to conform to unusual/irregular surfaces, and special safety considerations.
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Burtin Polymer Laboratories, Inc. / Foametix
Industry News and Announcements
>>USDA Launches New Initiative: Finances First Energy Efficiency Program Loans in Ark. and N.C.
>>What’s New in HPC Credentials?
>>EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants to Recipients in 18 States
>>Energy Department Offers $9 Million for Commercial Building Energy Efficiency
>>EPA Releases Climate Plans on 5th Anniversary of President Obama’s Sustainability Initiative
>>The Lapolla Ty Pennington Sweepstakes
>>CPI Announces Major Milestone for Safety in the Spray Polyurethane Foam Industry
>>A "Seal" to Publicize the Spray Foam Coalition’s Commitment
>>EPA Increases Access to Chemical Information; Agency Seeks Input on Improvements
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Bayer Material Science
SPFA News and Announcements
>>Sprayfoam 2015 Schedule
>>Golf Sponsorship Options Added... and Going Fast!
>>Ty Pennington to Headline 2015 Sprayfoam Convention and Expo
>>Sprayfoam 2015 Presentation Topics
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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, Photos
>>SPFA Publishes Membership Brochure
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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Federal/State Government News
Federal Activities
>>Either Way, November Elections Will Bring Fresh Hope for Priority Legislation Next Year
>>DOE Seeks Comment for Rulemaking on Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Water Heaters, Hot Water Supply Boilers, and Unfired Hot Water Storage Tanks
>>DOE Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Test Procedures for Ceiling Fans

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>Montgomery County Maryland to hold Benchmarking Introductory Forum
>>Updating Online Records for GGAC Chairs
>>Legislative Issues After November 4
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SPF Tech
Source: energy.gov
Last winter a group of our nation’s leading production builders got together to share trends, experiences, successes, and obstacles to transforming the housing industry to zero energy ready homes. The results were captured in a report available at energy.gov.
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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
>>Certification Renewal Reminder
>>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.
Health & Safety
Source: greenbuildingadvisor.com / Allison A. Bailes III, PhD, GBA Advisor
Most installations of sprayfoam insulation, when properly installed, act as an air barrier. When you use it instead of the fluffy stuff (fiberglass, cellulose, cotton), a house will be more airtight. That's good. When a house is airtight, the nasties in the indoor air tend to stick around. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), water vapor, odors, radon, and other stuff you don't want to immerse yourself in make the home's indoor air quality worse. How do you solve this problem? Mechanical ventilation. Well, source reduction and separation would come first, but airtight homes need mechanical ventilation.
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Marketing & Industry Promotion
Global Market Analysis and Forecasts: Energy Efficient Products and Services for Net Zero Energy and Nearly Zero Energy Commercial and Residential Buildings
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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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Source: bpi.org / Peter Troast
Google sells $50+ billion dollars a year in search advertising. These are the ads that appear beside Google search results, on YouTube and other websites. Many experts suggest that a big chunk of those ad dollars don't perform. Google Adwords are easy to set up but increasingly complicated to manage, resulting in millions of small businesses spending real money for advertising that, frankly, isn't working that well.
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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
>>Housing Innovation Award Winners
>>EPA Releases Guidance to Improve Schools’ Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency
>>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. 33
November 3, 2014
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Current Call to Action
>>BPI's Standard for Basic Analysis of Buildings Released for Public Comment, Deadline Dec. 15
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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.
Business Trends
>>5 Ways To Prepare for Small Business Saturday - Nov. 29
>>Online Course! How to Write a Business Plan
>>SHOP Early Access Available to Small Businesses in 5 States - Online Debut Nov. 15
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Career Opportunities
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