December 16, 2014
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
The winter issue SPRAYFOAM Professional was mailed and is also online! If you want to be sure your inbox is on our email distribution list for future issues, 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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ACT QUICKLY! Limited Space & Deadline to Participate Is Jan. 12
Reach attendees of the Sprayfoam 2015 Convention and Expo by advertising in our Conference Daily eNewsletter. Via email, all attendees will receive one issue before, four issues during and one issue after the show. For more information, contact John O’Neil at 770-810-6959 or
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Burtin Polymer Laboratories, Inc. / Foametix
Industry News and Announcements
>>Navigating Code Changes: Survey Deadline Is Dec. 19 (Extended!)
>>Sens. Shaheen and Portman Introduce a Shorter Version of Their Efficiency Bill
>>Recipients of Technology Awards Announced by ASHRAE
>>Maximizing U.S. DOE’s Better Building Challenge, Dec. 16@3 p.m. Webinar
>>U.S. EPA Takes Action on Ethylene Glycol Ethers
>>Research for Real-World Results, Webinar Dec. 17
>>Low-GWP Refrigerants Roadmap
>>2015 Energy Codes Conference Returning in 2015
>>House Passes Bill to Limit EPA 'Secret Science'
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Bayer Material Science
SPFA News and Announcements
>>Debut of Expo eNewsletter Announced
>>Sprayfoam 2015 Schedule
>>A Few Golf Sponsorships Still Available
>>Ty Pennington to Headline 2015 Sprayfoam Convention and Expo
>>Sprayfoam 2015 Presentation Topics
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>>California DTSC Corrects Misinformation About SPF
>>SPFA Forms Marketing Committee
>>SPFA's Board Members
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>Deadline to Take Part in Survey on Code Changes Is Dec. 19
>>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
>>ICC 700, LEED, Green Globes Referenced in House-Senate NDAA FY 2015 Agreement
>>ASHRAE Seeks Applicants for WISE Paid Summer Internship Program in Washington, DC
>>ASHRAE Submits Comments on EPA 111(d) Rulemaking and USAID Request for Information on Climate Data, Tools, and Training for Developing Countries

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>Florida, Ohio Scale Back Energy Efficiency Regulations
>>Government Activities Award Revised
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>Certification Opportunities in Albuquerque!
>>SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Courses, Written Examinations and Field Examinations
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Diamond Liners Inc.
Marketing & Industry Promotion
Source: / Max Alexander
When it comes to insulation, says This Old House general contractor Tom Silva, money truly can buy happiness. "It's the wisest way to invest that I know of," he says. "A well-insulated house will make you more comfortable in every season. And it's quieter, too." Whether it's thick blankets of fiberglass batts, meringue like mounds of sprayfoam (Tom's favorite), or layers of seaweed, all insulation works the same way...
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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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SPFA Member News & Services
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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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Navigating Code Changes: Survey Deadline Is Dec. 19 (Extended!)
>>2014 Green Building Standard Now Available from ASHRAE/USGBC/IES
>>DOE Issues Preliminary Determination of Energy Savings for Residential 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
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its online ENERGY STAR Home Advisor, which will guide the homeowners through a "do-it-yourself" energy assessment to create an ENERGY STAR home profile. Based on the newly created profile, the Home Advisor provides customized, prioritized recommendations for improvements. From these recommendations, users can create their own to-do lists of projects such as adding insulation to the attic or replacing an HVAC air filter.
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December 15, 2014
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Current Call to Action
>>CPI Requests Papers and Posters for Polyurethane Industry Conference, Deadline Feb. 2
>>EPA Invites Chemical Manufacturers to Submit Info on Safer Chemicals for DfE SCIL
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Volatile Free, Inc.
Business Trends
>>If Disaster Strikes, Will Your Company Survive?
>>Marketing 101: A Guide to Winning Customers (Online Course)
>>Year-End Bonuses & Taxes: What You Should Know
>>Hashtags Matter
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