December 3, 2014
Burtin Polymer Laboratories, Inc. / Foametix
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
The winter issue SPRAYFOAM Professional has been released! If you want to be sure your inbox is on our email distribution list, sign up for the digital version below. Some of the topics in this issue include:
>>SPRAYFOAM AROUND THE WORLD -- Results of Global Research
>>SPEAKING SENSIBLY – Intumescent Coatings and SPF
>>WORLDWIDE REGULATIONS -- A Manufacturing Maze of Intricacies
>>SPEAKING SENSIBLY -- Recoating & Renewing SPF Roofing Systems
>>SAFETY FIRST – Manufacturers Study Health and Safety Guidance for Application of SPF
>>ASK THE EXPERT – SPF Density: Laboratory Core vs. In-Field Overall
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Industry News and Announcements
>>2015 Energy Codes Conference Returning in 2015
>>Signs of Stress Must Not Be Ignored, IEA Warns in Its New World Energy Outlook
>>House Passes Bill to Limit EPA 'Secret Science'
>>Energy Department Offers $5 Million for Residential Energy Efficiency, Partnerships
>>Clariant’s Exolit® OP 560 Confirmed as Safer Flame Retardant for PU Foam
>>Registration for the 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition Closes Dec. 15
>>Research for Real-World Results: Dec. 17 Webinar
>>EPA Calls for Nominations for Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award - Due Dec. 31
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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
The deadline to submit a project for the Contractor Industry Excellence Awards was extended to December 5! 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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Insulation professionals are asking for your help in navigating code changes. High Performance Insulation Professionals (HPIP), Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA), Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) have banded together to collect information on what issues you face and how we can help you address them. Please take a moment to complete this survey, so that we may tailor code tools to your needs. Results will be available to members of all participating associations. The deadline to participate in the survey is Monday, December 15.
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>>2014-15 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
>>Sprayfoam 2014 Coverage, Photos
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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Federal/State Government News
Federal Activities
>>U.S. and China Make Joint Announcements for Climate Change Mitigation - Energy Efficiency Discussed
>>Congress Returns: Omnibus Appropriations, Tax Extenders, Defense, and Nominations
>>Keystone to be Voted on in the House Today, Senate Next Week - Implications for Efficiency Legislation Next Year
>>HUD Requests Recommendations to Update and Revise Their Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>ASHRAE Falcon Chapter (Dubai, UAE) an Organizer of the 4th Regional Symposium on Alternative Refrigerants for High-Ambient Countries: Risk Assessment of Future Refrigerants in Production, Installation and Service
>>Arizona Corporation Commission Issues Draft Rules to Eliminate Energy Efficiency Programs
>>New Mexico's Construction Industries Commission Decision Challenged in Court
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SPFA Partner News
Enter for your chance at winning a trip for two to Las Vegas to hang out with Ty Pennington during the International Builder’s Show January 20-22, 2015 in Las Vegas. To qualify, fill out the form and like the Lapolla Facebook page. Sweepstakes ends January 10, 2014..
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>Equipment, Materials and Supplies Needed for Field Exams
>>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
Saving energy in buildings becomes more important every day. A significant percentage of our nation’s energy is used to heat, cool and operate our homes and buildings. Energy lost through walls, roofs and windows is the largest single waste of energy in most buildings. Energy loss in buildings means extra operating costs, loss of comfort, and reduced productivity. When it comes to energy efficiency in buildings, plastic-based products such as rigid polyurethane foam (PUR), spray polyurethane foam, and polyisocyanurate foam insulation (PIR or polyiso) are at the center of the discussion because they are some of the most efficient thermal insulating products for buildings. They work to reduce heating and cooling loss, improving the efficiency of the building envelope.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>2014 Green Building Standard Now Available from ASHRAE/USGBC/IES
>>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
>>Updates from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
>>Housing Innovation Award Winners
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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. 36
November 24, 2014
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Current Call to Action
>>BPI's Standard for Basic Analysis of Buildings Released for Public Comment, Deadline Dec. 15
>>CPI Requests Papers and Posters for Polyurethane Industry Conference, Deadline Feb. 2
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Volatile Free, Inc.
Business Trends
>>Back Office Tech Tools to Keep You on Track
>>What is a Quality Management System and How Can it Help My Business? Dec. 11 Webinar
>>3 Up-and-Coming Social Tools and How to Use Them to Market
>>Feeding Your Employees: What Can You Deduct?
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Career Opportunities
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