March 12, 2015
Burtin Polymer Laboratories, Inc. / Foametix
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
The spring issue of 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:
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It is never too early to plan for next year!
Event: Sprayfoam 2016
Date: February 8-11, 2015
Location: Rosen Centre, Orlando, Fla.

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Industry News and Announcements
>>March 23 Is Cutoff for Group Rate at Hotel for ABAA Conference
>>NASEO Co-Hosts Second Zero Net Energy Forum
>>Sprayfoam Factors Into Energy Efficiency in Award-Winning Las Vegas Home
>>Canadian Group Promotes SPF as Wise Insulation Choice
>>Century-old Home's Renovation Included Use of Sprayfoam
>>Mike Holmes: Snow Piling Up on Your House Is a Good Indicator of the Roof’s Condition
>>Jail's Upgrades Bring Praise, Savings
>>Sprayfoam's Use in Alaska Research
>>Using Sprayfoam to Help Control Erosion
>>Hydrocarbons to Lead the Aerosol, SPF and Aerosol Propellants Market
>>Growing Construction Industry to Propel Global SPF
>>Free Webinar on March 18 by DOE Building America Program
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SPFA News and Announcements
>>SPFA Technical Director Speaks at IBS Session on Insulation
>>California DTSC Corrects Misinformation About SPF
>>SPFA Forms Marketing Committee
>>SPFA's Board Members
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The Contractor Industry Excellence 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. The winners were revealed and recognized during the 10th Annual Contractor Awards Luncheon at Sprayfoam 2015.
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"We tried to build it and hoped they’d come. And they did!" said SPFA Executive Director Kurt Riesenberg during the General Session at Sprayfoam 2015, which experienced record-setting numbers this year, especially in the breakout sessions. Slides from the presentations and breakout sessions will be uploaded to the SPFA website,, and the sessions with the highest attendance will be featured in upcoming issues of SPRAYFOAM Professional magazine.
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>SPFA Hosts First 2015 Foam-It-Right Campaign for Members Only
>>2015 Is the Year of SPFA Membership Growth
>>2014-15 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Federal/State Government News
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state. Read up on Budget & Taxes, Politics & Leadership, Governors, Bird's Eye View, Hot Issues, and Once Around the Statehouse Lightly.

Volume XXIII, No. 7
March 9, 2015
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Federal Activities
>>Senators Portman and Shaheen Reintroduce Energy Efficiency Improvement Act
>>House Considers Federal Education Reform, Including STEM Amendments
>>Representative Lipinski Introduces Resolution in Support of National Engineers Week
>>ASHRAE Submits Comments to DOE Information Requests on Quadrennial Energy Review, Proposed Definition of Zero Energy Buildings
>>GSA Seeks Comments on LEED v4
>>DOE Proposes Test Procedures for Portable Air Conditioners
>>GSA Green Building Advisory Committee Announces Public Calls

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>>Anthracite Chapter Obtains Three Engineers Week Proclamations
>>Arizona Chapters Visit State Legislature for Engineers Week
>>Georgia House Bill 255 Could Bar LEED for any Public/Capital Project
>>Utah Code Legislation Advances
>>City of Atlanta Moves Forward on Benchmarking Policy
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>Premium Spray Products Earns PCP Supplier Accreditation
Premium Spray Products and Bayer MaterialScience have recently achieved the acclaimed SPFA Accredited Supplier designation, joining Huntsman. Each month, we’ll highlight one of our newly accredited companies! This month’s spotlight is on Premium Spray Products. Stay tuned for others as they earn this prestigious designation.
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Naylor Association Solutions
Health & Safety
If you ever watch one of Mike's shows, you know that one of his most favorite things in the world is sprayfoam insulation. In this article, Mike talks about the benefits of using closed-cell sprayfoam, and why it's important to hire a pro to install it.
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Marketing & Industry Promotion
A new breed of architects, designers, urban planners and other creative types are re-imagining the shared spaces we encounter each day - everything from offices and schools to restaurants and transit stations - to make them more welcoming. Polyurethane plays a major role in several of these designs. Enjoy the video and look for polyurethane used in furniture and bedding, workspaces that are created using surfboard materials
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The two major application areas that show significant benefits in terms of energy efficiency from polyurethane are construction and transportation.
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SPFA Member News & Services
Demilec created two new positions, both of which were filled recently. Brian Metrocavage will be Director of Building Science, a new position at the company that will broaden Demilec’s building science capabilities and strengthen the relationships with industry specifiers. Derek Davis will be the Commercial Sales Director. In this newly-created position, Davis will spearhead Demilec’s effort to increase its market share for commercial construction projects.
Demilec also revamped the formulation of its APX low-density sprayfoam insulation recently to improve yield, reduce waste and decrease the time required for application.
Lapolla announces new distribution deals in European and South American markets. The company has secured new distributors in the United Kingdom, Portugal, and Brazil, and has strengthened supply chain capabilities in Estonia for service throughout the region.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>ASHRAE Announces Spring 2015 Online Courses; New Course on Commissioning Process
>>2015 Energy Codes Conference Returning in 2015
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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Several leading associations that develop codes and standards to create green buildings are collaborating to align the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), ANSI/ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1 and the LEED green building program. The new guidelines will make it easier for owners, designers, builders and code officials to build sustainable, high-performing buildings.
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Energy & Advocacy News
The growth in residential energy use has slowed to below the rate of household growth, meaning that per-household energy consumption has decreased. Analysis of EIA's Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) conducted since 1980 shows how improvements in energy efficiency reduced energy intensity enough to offset more than 70% of the growth in both the number of households and the size of dwellings.
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>>Federal Government’s Energy Use Lowest in Almost 40 Years
>>U.S. DOE Building America Update
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The Building Performance Institute's Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge has been approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a minimum qualifying credential for candidates to take the Home Energy Score Assessor exam.
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Did You Know
As an SPFA member you are entitled to complimentary use within your whole company of the SPFA Contractor Safety Kit, a hefty document with compliance and record keeping resources, fillable forms, and more to aid you in preparation for an OSHA visit or just for keeping your folks safe.
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Current Call to Action
>>Do You Want Your Big Idea for Building Energy Efficiency to Become a Reality?
>>ASHRAE Announces Next Energy Modeling Conference, Call for Presenters
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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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Let’s give them some extra press! In this section we will occasionally highlight materials circulating publicly that really deserve to be called-out.

Check out this whale of an anti-SPF website, recently referenced in a DoE ORNL-related presentation, delivered by a competing technology company. Oh, did we mention the competing technology company’s employee is also a paid employee of ORNL? Huh, that’s weird...Biased, partial delivery of select information, lacking accuracy, we could go on.
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Business Trends
>>11 Ways to Generate Word-of-Mouth About Your Business
>>Thinking Strategically About Your Small Business Marketing
>>How to Take the Lead as the Female CEO
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