April 23, 2015
 
Graco
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:
>>SAFETY FIRST -- SPFA DRAFTS SAFETY PROGRAM FOR MEMBER USE
>>WHY I SUPPORT SPF -- BY TY PENNINGTON
>>HOW TO MAKE MONEY AND HAVE FUN DOING IT
>>WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU FILE IN 2015
>>TIPS ON SPRAYING FOAM -- ARE YOU DOING IT RIGHT?
>>10 WAYS YOUR COMPANY CAN USE INSTAGRAM
>>ASK THE EXPERT -- MEASURING THERMAL BARRIER COATING THICKNESS
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It is never too early to plan for next year!
Event: Sprayfoam 2016
Date: February 8-11, 2016
Location: Rosen Centre, Orlando, Fla.

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Burtin Polymer Laboratories, Inc. / Foametix
Industry News and Announcements
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>>2015 Race to Zero Winners Announced
>>Better Buildings Summit Program Slated for May 27-29 in D.C.
>>Missouri Launches New Home Energy Certification Initiative
>>EPA Releases TSCA Work Plan Chemical Problem Formulation and Initial Assessment for 1,4-Dioxane
>>2015 ENERGY STAR Award Winners
>>Joe Ltsiburek to Talk About SPF at May 5 Event
>>Annual Energy Outlook Delivers Great News for Energy Productivity
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Covestro
SPFA News and Announcements
>>Dr. Richard Duncan, SPFA Technical Director, Hosts "Intro to SPF" Webinar for Award Contestants
>>SPFA Sponsors DOE's Race to Zero Student Design Competition; Winners Announced!
>>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 have been uploaded to the SPFA website, www.sprayfoam.org/expo, 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 Webinar Series 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. 12
April 20, 2015
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Federal Activities
>While Members of Congress Away Work Continues on House and Senate Comprehensive Energy Bills
>Bipartisan Education Reform Bill Released by Senate Leaders – Contains Little Support for STEM Education
>DOE Proposes Energy Conservation Standards, Test Procedures for Pumps
>Working Group Proposed by DOE on Energy Conservation Standards for Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products
>Energy Conservation Standards for Fans and Blowers in Development by DOE
>DOE Proposes Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Boilers

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>Arizona Legislature Passes Senate Bill 1241
>ASHRAE Arizona Chapters Meet with Staff of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake
>ASHRAE Hawaii Chapter Representatives Meet with Staff of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz
>City Council of Berkeley, California Unanimously Adopts Berkeley Energy Saving Ordinance

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SPF Tech
Source: buildingscience.com / Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow
Sometimes we make easy things hard. And sometimes we make hard things easy. With continuous insulation and punched openings both things are true. The physics is easy. A wall has to control water, a control water, air, vapor and heat. A window has to control water, air vapor and heat. Both have a water control layer, an air control layer, a vapor control layer and a thermal control layer. All you have to do is connect the water control layers to each other, the air control layers to each other, the vapor control layers to each other and the thermal control layers to each other.
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Source: gacowallfoam.com / Will Parker
This article explores and details instructions related to face and inset stapling.
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>PCP Announces Dates for Certification Exam Prep Courses, Written Exams and Field Exams During Sprayfoam 2016
>>Upcoming Training Dates
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Naylor Association Solutions
Marketing & Industry Promotion
Source: energy.gov
Is customer motivation a barrier to marketing upgrades in your community? You can find ideas for incentives faster with DOE’s updated Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE). In addition to pinpointing opportunities in a variety of formats (e.g., dynamic maps, charts, tables), the database includes a search tool that filters incentives and policies by type, state, technology, implementing sector, and eligible sector. Visit the DSIRE website to find policies and incentives near you.
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SPFA Member News & Services
Source: icynene.com
Fi-Foil Company Inc., a reflective insulation, radiant barrier, and insulation system manufacturer, announced the introduction of a thermal barrier blanket (TBB) system that has been approved for installation, specifically over sprayfoam manufacturer Icynene’s light density, open cell products - Icynene Classic and Icynene Classic Max.
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Source: materialscience.bayer.us
Bayer MaterialScience LLC has appointed Bill Brengel as the general manager for the spray polyurethane foam insulation and roofing materials business. In this role, Brengel will lead the sales, customer service, product and application development, and manufacturing groups with a focus on excellence and profitable growth. Under Bill’s guidance, Bayer will remain an active participant in key industry initiatives and organizations to help promote SPF as the insulation of choice for residential and commercial construction projects.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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Energy & Advocacy News
>>U.S. DOE Building America Update
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Current Call to Action
>>Revision of ASHRAE IAQ Guideline Open for Public Comment -- Due May 11
>>DOE Issues Request for Information Regarding the Cost-effectiveness of Building Energy Codes, Deadline May 15
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Events
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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Business Trends
>>Close More Deals with a Complete Sales Team -- Three-Part Webinar Series
>>5 Factors of Audit Risk for Small Businesses
>>Savings Plans for Small Businesses
>>National Small Business Week, May 4-8
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