June 2, 2015
Burtin Polymer Laboratories, Inc. / Foametix
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
Sponsorships are now available for Sprayfoam 2016! Download the prospectus at www.sprayfoam.org.
Event: Sprayfoam 2016
Date: February 8-11, 2016
Location: Rosen Centre, Orlando, Fla.
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Industry News and Announcements
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>>Defining Zero Energy and the Pathway to Achieving It Explored at ASHRAE Conference
>>New Efforts Announced to Accelerate Residential Energy Efficiency
>>You, Me and the QAP
>>Boston, NYC, DC, San Francisco and Seattle Rank as America’s Most Energy-Efficient US Cities
>>Work More, Refuel Less: Efficiency Opportunities for Heavy-Duty Pickups and Vans
>>CPI Continues Focus on SPF Stewardship: Sprayfoam Insulation Offers Energy Efficiency Advantages
>>2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, Oct. 7-9
>>Spray Polyurethane Foam: A Key Component to Any Net Zero Solution
>>2015 Green Building Trends
>>Bayer MaterialScience to Be Called Covestro
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SPFA News and Announcements
For 2014, SPFA’s quarterly magazine, SPRAYFOAM Professional, earned the Naylor National Publication of the Year award, competing against hundreds of other publications and associations.
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>>SPFA at Work for You, for Industry
>>Article by SPFA's Richard Duncan Appears in Retrofit Magazine, SBC Magazine
>>Walls & Ceilings Magazine Publishes SPF Article
>>Gupta-verlag.com and Energy Design Update Share News About SPFA Health & Safety Program
>>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
To make sure your company information is included in SPFA's 2015-16 Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide, your membership status must be active and your membership fees must be paid no later than June 26. Please verify your company information is up to date here and follow the link below to make updates.
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>>Future Safety Webinars -- Topics and Dates (FREE for SPFA Members)
>>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. 16
June 1, 2015
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Federal Activities
>Energy & Water Funding Bill Advances in Senate
>ASHRAE Treasurer Tim Wentz Presents at EE Global
>High Performance Building Week Is June 8-12!
>America COMPETES Act Passes House – Includes Detrimental Language on High Performance Building Standards
>DOE Reopens Rulemaking Comment Period on Test Procedures for Consumer and Commercial Water Heaters
>DOE Requests Information on How Local Governments Obtain and Use Information on Energy Consumption in Their Communities and Within Their Government Operations

GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>Vermont Board of Professional Engineering Rejects Increasing Educational Requirement
>Five More State Legislatures Adjourn, Hawaii passes 100% Renewable Energy Bill
>Special sessions called for Arkansas and Florida Legislatures
>ACEEE’s City Energy Efficiency Scorecard
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SPF Tech
Source: buildingscience.com / Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow,
So, what should the airspace or air gap be behind a cladding and what should the venting geometry be behind a cladding? We looked at this earlier but apparently we need to look at it again so that we can all stop arguing. It is instructive to look at the evolution of walls from a water management perspective...
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C.J. Spray, Inc.
SPFA Training & Certification
>>PCP Forms -- Now Available in Fillable Format
>>Company Accreditation Marks to Be Displayed in SPFA Directory - Deadline June 29!
>>Upcoming Training Dates
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Naylor Association Solutions
Health & Safety
OSHA is adding a new subpart (Subpart AA) to provide protections to employees working in confined spaces in construction. This new subpart replaces OSHA's one training requirement for confined space work with a comprehensive standard that includes a permit program designed to protect employees from exposure to many hazards associated with work in confined spaces, including atmospheric and physical hazards.
June 30, 2015, 2 p.m. (EDT)
Speaker: Jessica Douma, Regulatory Analyst, Directorate of Construction, OSHA
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To help ensure that workers have a voice in their workplaces and the protection they deserve, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration today unveiled a new version of its "Job Safety and Health - It's The Law!" poster. The poster informs workers of their rights, and employers of their responsibilities. "This poster emphasizes a very important principle when it comes to prevention - that every worker has a voice," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. "Workers need to know their rights and be able to use their rights, without fear of retaliation, when they believe that their safety or health is at risk.
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Marketing & Industry Promotion
Source: agc.org
In this white paper, "2015 AGC Alliant Build America White Paper: Modeling Excellence," AGC/Alliant Build America awards winners share how they employed various techniques to quickly and efficiently deliver significantly complicated projects in record time. It offers an in-depth report of technological advancement, innovation in project delivery, collaborative and lean strategies, unique material solutions, preeminent customer satisfaction and top-notch project management.
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SPFA Member News & Services
Starting June 1, Polyurethane Machinery Corp. (PMC) is giving away a FREE Spare Parts Kit with purchase of an AP-2 Gun Package. There are no quantity limits and the program runs until July 31, 2015.
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Gaco Western's GacoOnePass, a closed cell foam that can be installed up to 4 inches in one pass -- has now passed Appendix X without a coating.
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Sprayfoam insulation manufacturer, Icynene announced the appointment of Bill Sommers, who joins the company’s executive management team as chief financial officer.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>DOE Issues Determination of Energy Savings for Residential Buildings
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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Energy & Advocacy News
>>News & Events from Building Technologies Office
>>U.S. DOE Building America Update
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Current Call to Action
>>DOE Issues Request for Information Regarding the Cost-effectiveness of Building Energy Codes, Deadline June 3
>>Save the Date: Code Development Stakeholder Meeting -- June 15-16
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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
>>Get Tips on How to Protect Your Business During Hurricane Season - Webinar, June 9
>>Are You Prepared for the Switch to Chip Card Technology? - Webinar, June 10
>>SBA Introduces New Spanish Language Website
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